First, Blue is constantly herding them… Then it hits 0º, the wind is howling and their water freezes… Now, we have allowed our tenant’s goat, who seemed quite lonely, to come into the pen with the sheep. As you can see, the dynamic is less than perfect. The self-appointed ‘king of the mountain’ is now to first … [Read more...]
Archives for February 2016
Two ‘Firsts’ in One Day!
So, it was the coldest day of the year on Saturday. When we woke up, it was measuring -3º of pure frigidity. This, ladies and gentleman, is when a farmer really scrambles. The water freezes tight, shelters must be erected, animals moved into treed areas, and on and on. This is NOT a time when you want your … [Read more...]
School Visit to the Farm and Market
We had a great visit from the PDS middle school ‘Top Chef’ class this week! On Day 1, the group came to the farm, then had a special lunch at the market. One of the first things they saw (our best party trick, really) was Blue herding the sheep. Then we boarded the bus for the Martin tract to see more … [Read more...]