December 2015

Even Better...


...than the sheep kicking off a good year of 2016 with babies is... finishing this one with them :)  Our first lamb was born this morning (Wednesday), a little ewe-ling - or whatever they're called.  She's adorable, and mama's doing great.  These 4 Tunis sheep are all between 3 and 7 years old, so they shouldn't have any trouble knowing how to mother.  The only issue we've had so far is with good-intentioned alpacas.

Animal Wrap-up (I Hope!)

Well, there are only 5 days left in the year - Merry Christmas, by the way! :)  I really hope we are done with the medical drama of this summer and fall, so I wanted to give a year-end update.  

Knit, Knit, Knit!

Every year, usually in October or so, people start asking me to knit things for them.  They see me knitting at the farmers market, or notice a particularly adorable baby hat/pair of socks on my table - but their niece/grandson is just a bit bigger/smaller than that, and I make it the appropriate size or color or pattern, or whatnot.  This year, I actually started knitting in September for commissions, and I've not quite stopped yet!  I have just one single mitten left to knit, and I'll be done.

A New Name


Real Farm Life

When I started this blog, I wanted it to be an unbiased, accurate look at a small farm, a peering-through-the-window into the realities and nitty-gritty of homesteading life.  I wanted to talk about everything - the ups and downs, the whys and why-nots - rather than just the highlights, or quickly glossing over the more unpleasant subjects.  In that vein...

I unfortunately have to report more losses on the farm.  We no longer have Barra or even more sadly, little Willie, with us.