Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining about the winter this year in the slightest. In fact we have SO MUCH to be thankful for! Despite two snow storms that dumped 23 inches of the white stuff on the farm within a week we are all completely unscathed.
Our sheep, cows and pigs look amazing for coming through any winter. The cows have really good condition to them, they’re giving us a decent amount of milk and have come into heat like good girls. The bull, always willing to jump in and help wherever needed got all the girls pregnant without causing too much destruction in the wake of his machismo. Last year he our girls weren’t enough for him so he plowed through 6 strands of really hot electric fence and spent some quality time with our neighbors cows. Our sheep are looking good, fat and pregnant and even though I thought I would lose all the first shearings it’s looking like a good sorting table (hint, hint, Brayden) might do the trick and find us on the winning side of the TN State Fair again this year. Our, shall we say “friendly” girl, Leisel who just couldn’t seem to stay away from the boys last September had two beautiful baby girls smack dab in the middle of the two snow storms. They’ve had a bit of a vacation in the high tunnel and doing great. Here are the first baby pictures of Laura and Andee!!