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

Ticket To Ride

About the only thing that ties this blog post to the farm is the fact that I was looking at it from a distance for about an hour on Sunday morning. Father’s Day weekend is always the Quechee Hot Air … Continued

read more... Posted 6.21.17

Five Years

We’ve got five years, stuck on my eyes We’ve got five years, what a surprise We’ve got five years, my brain hurts a lot We’ve got five years, that’s all we’ve got     Our very first blog post, back … Continued

read more... Posted 6.12.17

Lambing 2017 Comes to a Close

At last we are on the other side of lambing with a few days of recovery under our belts.  We are grateful for the 22 lambs (11 ewes and 11 rams), but once again, we faced some challenges.  Lessons we … Continued

read more... Posted 5.2.17

The Silence of the Lambs

Now THAT is an ominous blog post title for a sheep farm at the end of lambing season, but I couldn’t resist. It’s a classic example of how my mind works, making connections. Film director Jonathan Demme passed away from … Continued

read more... Posted 4.29.17

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

read more... Posted 4.8.17