Monday, September 29, 2014

A Few Months Worth of News

I did not keep up with blogging as well as I had hoped this year, but good for me, the year's not over yet. So, please bear with the catch-up.

Annabelle and Aliyah both had successful lambing seasons this year each producing a set of triplets. This was Cora's first year, and we lost both of her lambs. Two beautiful white ewe lambs. Eunice and Echo. As the weeks passed on, it became evident that we had a parasite problem. A super wet winter, and overpasturing in the spring, we almost lost Annabelle, but she pulled through. I still don't think that she trusts me with her babies. We did however lose a lamb, my sweet little Ellie Bear. And our ram, Barnaby. Losing critters is so very hard. I still miss them so much.

We tried our hand at foster-shepherding. A friend of ours works full time and couldn't care for a bottle baby so we kept Baby Hannah for a few months, which was a complete joy for all of us. Baby Hannah loves being with people and we were so happy to be a part of that with our friends.

Our sweet friends helped us out in turn, by helping us remove Clive from our flock. After Clive rammed one of the neighbor kids it became evident that he was too dangerous to keep on our farm.

We tried to adopt a Great Pyrenees to guard our flock, but sweet Daisy did not like being apart from us and penned in with a bunch of fluffy sheeps. We miss Daisy, but we're glad that she is in a good home with people who love her.

We moved one of our inside dogs, Chaos (so aptly named) outside. He is doing well and loves playing fetch for hours on end. We actually got some corn out of our garden this year and we believe it's thanks to Chaos for keeping the deer and raccoons out of the garden.

I canned lots of vegetables. Papa made some wild plum jelly. I started weeding the flower gardens more faithfully instead of blogging. :)

We tried a new festival in Indiana - The Hoosier Hills Fiber Festival. I came home with a beautiful BFL lamb, Esmerelda. And Papa bought Mama her very own lamb, little Edie.

We're still trying to get our hay in for the winter.

We were part of the Kenton County Farm Tour at the Pumpkin Patch and met lots of new people!

We're still scrambling to get ready for the KY WoolFest. Where we hope to see you!

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