The cold weather blues haven't hit me just yet, I'm loving the snow and have a real sense of peace right now. I am eager for the new year, I appreciate what I have, and I am so very blessed.
This is Lil'Country Nightcap, my Shelteringpines Pompey X Lil'Country Acorn yearling. His pedigree is impressive, Dillon, Greyling, Timothy, and Holly along with some other polled sheep I really like. Walnut Rise Malcolm, Justalitl Lana, Bramble Dixen, Windswept Pansy and NorthWind Holiday. Nightcap went to WinterSky Shetlands for last years breeding, and I liked him enough to buy him back when he was offered up for sale.
The ewe flock waits for dinner.
Q, my husband's pet wether, is so spoiled he thinks he should eat before anyone else. When I lug a hay bale into the paddock, he thinks its funny to leap upon the hay....while I'm still carrying it. Little brat!
Silvio comes up for a chin scratch.
The doublemint twins, Underhill Galena and Underhill Bar, are always together like two peas in a pod.
Dinner is served, and everyone tucks in. Now is a good time to watch for a few minutes, make sure everyone is eating. This is expecially important the last month before lambing, when ketosis tends to rear its ugly head. But I won't have to worry about that for a few more months.
My chooks are still giving me an egg or two a day. I still have a motley assortment of sex links, cornish cross, wyandotte, dunghill crosses, and there is a white silkie in the upper right hand corner. My two silkies were miserable when I tried bringing them into the barn for the winter, so I let them back into the coop and hope they have the sense to protect themselves from the worst of the weather.
Now where will I put those Shetland geese I'm thinking about?