Friday, May 04, 2007
Growing, healthy lambs...
Beautiful, comfortable, over-cast day today. Not too hot, not too cold.
I felt like taking some photos of the lovely ladies and their lambs before it began drizzling. The two in the calf hut are two of my rams, Ock and Pompey.
Still waiting on two ewes to lamb, Ulla and Trick R Treat. They obviously didn't settle on their first heats, but that's okay. I'm not ready for lambing to be over with yet...Shall I push it next year and breed 25 intead of 20? Tempting, but I don't want to stress my pastures in the dog days that I know are coming.
Slowly skirting fleeces, putzing in the yard, cleaning the barn of clutter. I've accepted I will probably never be a horse owner again, so I sold my saddle and gave away most of my bits, etc. I feel sad about this when I'm driving down the road and I see people out riding and having fun on their beautiful bays and pintos. I feel a stab of pain seeing a chestnut, and remember all the great rides I had on Zoe'.
Which reminds me...I'm going to the vet's office this afternoon, to pick up more prednizone for Curly's back, and pick up Bonzai's ashes. I still haven't found a headstone I like yet. We will bury her ashes...Tom says we are not having a bunch of ashes from all these dogs stashed all over the house. I guess that would be the right thing to do, let her go back into the Earth and nourish new life.
I have grapes puchased for our vineyard we will be putting in, lots of seeds for our vegetable garden. The fruit trees are blossoming.
I was going to start a bunch of seeds inside this year, then got lazy and didn't do it. Story of my life.