Season Five: The Prequel

I now dream about lambing. Last night Rita was in labor.  And waking hours are no different. I’ve spent the last two days doing my own version of nesting, pulling out the heat lamps, stocking up the medicine box, locating … Continued

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SHF Slide Show


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Fleece Fans Flock to Hartford Farm for the Sheer Fun of It

Hartford — The crowd gathered in the barn at Savage Hart Farm wore a variety of hand-knit and hand-spun items and waited eagerly on a recent chilly Saturday morning for the sheep to be led out of a pen. Eleanor — named after first lady Eleanor Roosevelt — was first.

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After two days, we felt the check was good, and I went to the Hanover Post Office on the morning of the 29th to send the check Priority Express for overnight delivery. We agreed we would just take the $23.75 charge out of the security deposit. Early afternoon, I look at our bank account balances online, and POOF, the $2850 was “returned” – BOUNCED.

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Dolly, oh Dolly

With snow flying sideways, tears streaming down my cheeks, I hugged Dolly around her neck as the Vet shaved her jugular and injected pentobarbital.

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Winter Sunday

Now add in the wind and it is cold inside. The living room is 64, the kitchen is 60.

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On My Own

It was the first time I had ever heard the alarm go off and I realized in an instant it was intended to scare an intruder out of his or her mind. It worked on me.

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Jack’s Pedigree

“Dogs can’t talk, but their DNA can.”

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My Jumbo Time Keeper

I thought, “this white plastic glacier is shrinking. Time is flying! The dark will be replaced by light. The subzero weather will end.”

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What A Way To Start The Day

As I get to the back door, Peg is standing there. I tell her about the rams. “Do you want to move them now?” she asked. Yes. But then she says, “is one of the sheep dead?” Now why would she ask that?

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