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Watching horns grow

One ram lamb’s journey Two days old – March 30 April 12 April 22 May 8 May 22 June 5 June 15 July 1 July 18

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The Colors

Spring flowers are mostly yellow. Fall flowers are mostly purple. Summer flowers are mostly white. And since summer is mostly hot, today’s lazy hike was the ultimate lazy – up the driveway in the car to get the mail. The … Continue reading

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Ram Lambs

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Bits and Pieces – a little bit about not much at all

I was working on a post with updated lamb photos. My lambs seem to have no interest in posing this year. I jump up and down (well as much as an old lady with a crap knee can jump up … Continue reading

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The Not Sheep..

All of the Patchwork Farms working animals are not sheep… Oscar works to protect the flock. He loves his sheep and sleeps with them at night when he’s not chasing off threats to his flock. Oscar is a mix of … Continue reading

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Springtime

It’s been a busy and hectic month. One day it was the end of March and the next day it was the end of April. Lambing is over. It was a good lambing season with a promising crop of eighteen … Continue reading

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A sign of relief..

I’ve been holding off posting until I could post a story with a happy outcome. On February 26 I went to the barn first thing in the morning and found Jazz comatose. Literally comatose. Alive, but completely unresponsive. Dave and … Continue reading

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Round One

We had expected a two stage lambing season as one ram got his ewes a month before the second ram got his.  In the years that we have put the ewes in with the rams in September, they most often … Continue reading

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Spring!

I love spring! It’s my favorite time of year.  Flowers abound. The bright yellow ones… and the tiny purple ones.. Spring brings tasty treasures. A flush of winter oysters will make tonight’s supper a celebration of spring The birds are … Continue reading

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The wheels of the bus go round and round…

The drum carders go round and round. The motorized Patrick Greene Supercard is my work horse. It has a fine cloth and fiber comes out blended and ready to spin in one pass. I have two manual Louet drum carders … Continue reading

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