Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Peaceful Pastures

Lovely little Luna

Shetlands at Sea

After a long, hot, dry summer, the skies suddenly opened up and we've gotten several major rains in the past few weeks. Where there was hardly a blade of grass is now lush and growing rapidly. In the shepherd's world, this translates into happy sheep and no hay feeding! I've been letting the lower pasture 'rest' since July, and am working on getting the girls out on it this week. Right now they are enjoying it in the evenings but will be out on it all day by the weekend.

I thought you might enjoy some pictures of the sheep, lost in a sea of grass! Crabgrass maybe, but its still grass!Coming in for the night.

For the rest of the week, I'll be busy gathering, pricing and getting things ready for a garage sale this weekend, that I'm going in with my parents on. Its a big deal as I have so much junk that I think must be rare jewels, so that its painful to part with! Hoping for clear weather this weekend. :-)Home for the night, or, what's for supper??

1 comment:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Wow, I'm not showing THOSE photos to my sheep! They would quit eating hay out of jealousy for fresh grass! Well, Valentine would; the others seem to prefer good hay....