So it has been a while since I’ve had the chance to post. A tornado of changes and farm activities have dominated the spring. It has been a productive but challenging time.
For starters, we had a VERY cold spring and many lambs needed to come into the house to warm up. Even Grandma was put to work.
Once the lambs were warmed and generally making themselves a nuisance in the house, they would head to the lamb room.
Here they would be fed, stay warm, and generally laze about until their return to the flock.
We also has a massive turkey population explosion. Below is #1 of 2,300. It’s quite a production line when they all start to hatch (in stages, of course – we’re not crazy).
The desire to get out on the fresh grass would have to be held at bay as the temps were well below 40º for most April nights. So we all waited patiently.
And then, finally, the grass was upon us and cow and sheep (and dog) rejoiced.
Some calves needed a little extra attention, too. This one we nursed when she was not thriving in the field. You can see her three nannies all looking to help.
But some members of the group did thrive beautifully – do you remember the two nursery lambs from earlier? They are very healthy and happy to be back with the flock and on grass.
So much new life on the farm. Including new hay. As we cut, we have to be sure that nothing is hiding deep in the grass. Jon almost stepped on this one – she was so still and quiet.
We are thankful for simple pleasure of working with animals.