The grass just keeps getting higher and higher. When the sheep bed down for the night, they are well hidden: from foxes, coyotes… and humans.
And they are loving these cool nights and dry, warm days.
So we have close to 300 lambs. Bea is doing great work keeping an eye out for predators and protecting her flock.
Over on the other side of the Martin tract, the pigs are onto new grass, and boy are they happy!
They come together to wallow at the watering hole and then drift off to find a little patch of grass to call their own…
Sometimes it’s nice to be alone.
(All pig photos by Orlando)
We had some excitement a couple of weeks ago: the pigs (about 75 of them) got out of the enclosure along Hopewell-Amwell Road and went on a rooting spree through the woods, over the hills and almost all the way to grandma’s house. By the time they were all rounded up, there were a few gardens needing repair. We’re just happy they didn’t make it to our vegetable fields and root up the wild strawberries and the last of the asparagus!