Dot and No-Dot

Well, Long Tail’s tale of motherhood had a lovely beginning, but a less-than-desirable end. Long story short, she has milk, or at least it seems like it; However, for some reason, the milk isn’t being released into her teats for the lambs to suckle. I found them in the barn yesterday morning, cold and weak….

Where Did Ewe Come From?

I’ve enjoyed our Katahdin sheep much more than I expected. They’ve been much easier than I thought they’d be. They’re tough little sheep. This fact really was evident this evening when I went out to do my nighttime chores. Because it was Sunday, I was a bit rushed this morning. I fed Millie, the milk…

Snow.

We got about 10 inches here today. It sure is pretty, but I greatly dislike it. Everything is more complicated in the snow. Bah. Humbug. Thankfully, despite the amount of snow we got, the temps stayed high enough that we could keep the animals comfortable and do our work in decent comfort. I’ve always thought…

The “S” Word

I stopped by the grocery store on Tuesday afternoon to pick up some juice for my youngest kid. I’m not one to watch the news and keep track of the weather, but when I reached the back of the store and saw the bare shelves, it hit me. The weather guy must have used the…