Fall Activities 2018

I’ve been doing the farmers market for over five years, but last Saturday was the first time a fellow vendor came over to my booth to ask if I’d come by to castrate her accidental ram lambs born way out … Continued

read more... Posted 9.25.18

Jack’s Blog: The Visitor

She comes to visit, too often in my opinion.  The word on the street is that she is my Beloved Mistress’s sister.  She certainly has a similar tone to her voice and scent to her being, but she will remain … Continued

read more... Posted 7.1.18

Done Lambing

It’s hard to write up a summary of this year’s lambing because I am still not certain our last lamb, Rita’s boy, is going to make it.  He’s three weeks old and still all skin and bones, but the good … Continued

read more... Posted 5.22.18

Get Rich Quick Scheme

At last I have discovered the best get rich quick plan, not that sheep wool hasn’t been – ah, never mind, since moving to Vermont and with just a little bit of manual labor, I’ll be raking in the moola. … Continued

read more... Posted 2.27.18

Who Am I Kidding? Not Me. Part Two

Saturday, January 6, 2018 This morning I drove to the tractor store in wicked winds and subzero weather, bought two different filters and a white and a red bottle of additives.  The red one is called “911” and is used … Continued

read more... Posted 1.15.18

Who am I Kidding? Not Me. Part One

Friday, January 5, 2018 I get that there remain many lessons for me to learn on this hillside in Vermont, but discovering them in arctic conditions. Well. Sucks. In 22 mph wind and temps hovering around 2 degrees and a … Continued

read more... Posted 1.14.18

Fighting Fear

Fear is unreliable – left unchecked it spreads like an electric current to every nerve, and does all it can to shut down reason.  When Todd came to the back door to ask if I wanted to get back on … Continued

read more... Posted 11.27.17

Fall Preparations

It’s 82 degrees and I’m inventorying and evaluating the condition of my turtlenecks. Some are ratty, but keepers, some are summer sale items that still smell of store bought newness. That won’t last. Shots of red foliage, ripe acorn squash, … Continued

read more... Posted 9.27.17

Fame for our Flock!

I never played stage mom to our daughters in hopes of turning them into child stars or beauty pageant queens,  so I find it amusing that many of this year’s ewe lambs are about to become not only celebrities, but … Continued

read more... Posted 7.31.17

Prepping For a Sale

My hands were covered in the clear slime of the deworming medicine and as Todd grabbed the yearling tight, I pressed the slippery syringe loaded with the juice into the side of her mouth. She immediately started to gulp and … Continued

read more... Posted 7.17.17