Sunday, April 15, 2012

Twin Update!

Hard to believe the twins are just 5 days old - they run around and play like crazy, then plop down for a nap.  Their names are Lilly and Peter.  "Knock on wood" there have not been any more escapes . . .Peter decided on day two, to visit the alpacas . .. Jeff happen to stop home so he noticed and helped Peter get back in the right pasture.

Here are some pictures from today . .. .. . around the farm. . .

Elizabeth and Peter
Lilly and Peter


Annie, and if you look real closely, Llizzie

Montgomery watching Jeff get the tractor out.


Hope you enjoyed the pictures, time for me to go out and feed everyone so they can settle down for the night.  Next blog. . .. . .winter shawl project update. . . .

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TWINS ! ! ! ! ! !

We have two new additions to the farm. . .. .. Elizabeth blessed us with a ram lamb and a ewe lamb early today.  Elizabeth is a wonderful mother and she will take good care of the lambs.

Jeff glanced outside this morning to see the alpacas staring intently into the ewe pasture, the wethers staring in and the llama girls straining at their fence to see what was happening two pastures over.  When he went down to the barn, he found two lambs up and walking!

I went down to the barn as soon as I got home and one of the lambs was in the llama stall . I did some lamb proofing and they should stay contained.  I say should because. . .. sheep are as mischevious as llamas. . always into something!

Here are some pictures:
Elizabeth and the lambs, one is hiding behind momma.

The Ram Lamb

The Ewe Lamb

We are taking ideas for names. .. . . .so send me some suggestions.

Other than lambs being born, it is BUNNY week here - cleaning up bunnies, cages and their area.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Flowers in the Woods . ...

Today is a beautiful, sunny day in NW Ohio.  I went for a walk through the woods and found some very pretty wild flowers.

Lots and lots of violets.  Then as I climbed up the hill at the back of the woods, I found these. . .no idea what they are . . ..

Then back to our landscaping . . .

And one last picture from the farm ...'s my new dragon fly. . ..
That's it for now, Happy Easter!  ! ! ! ! !

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wonderful Weekend on the Farm

Lots going on lately on the farm. .. . unfortunately, no pictures. .. .. but here's a recap:

The HUGE, and I mean HUGE composting pile of manure taking up residence in the girl's pasture has been moved.  Not sure how long it has been piling up - just too wet to get the tractor in or too much else to do. .. anyway.. . . it is gone. .. . 5 hours, 28 tractor bucket loads . . and the girls hanging over the fence blocking them in the barn . .. . sad eyes wanting to come out and play ... .it is gone.  Looks like Black Gold out on the pile out back. . . need some good garden dirt?  Bring a bucket trailer or truck . .. .we'll load it up for you!

Silly me, after mowing at mom's. .. . .I started mowing our back yard. . . with the self propelled mower.. . .got 3/4 done .. .and re-mowed the part we cleared a couple weeks ago! Yeah!

Got my Oaklet shawl ripped back to where I think I made the mistake. . . it still does not seem right, so it has been handed off the the "expert" Lorie to figure out.  I hope to get it done before the end of April.

My HitchHiker shawl is coming along - that I can post a picture of. .... later this week.  It's a fun, fairly mindless 8 row repeat.

Jeff finally bought nails for the weaving studio wall. .. .hoping to put up the rest of the studs this week.

Oh yea, and the Rams were fixed two weeks ago and seem to be doing good ,.. . Dick is behaving and now Junior is the one ramming the barn wall . .. . Jeff is researching the price of a cattle prod ... . maybe I can retrain them since their testosterone factories have been shut down. .. ..wish me luck. .. .

Until next time . . .. Happy Knitting, weaving, spinning, reading . . what's makes ya happy!