A diary of the day to day happenings on our homestead.The good days, the bad days and those bordering on total chaos...
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Month Of May
May started out at an even pace but quickly picked up speed! The strawberries started to ripen. It was a daily battle as to who would get them first- me or the squirrels! Sadly the squirrels won more times than I did.
On Mother's day this crazy looking lamb was born to one of the Suffolk ewes we picked up earlier this year. After much discussion we found out that the person I bought her from has some Cheviot weathers in the pasture with her ewes. Well, apparently they were not weathered correctly and managed to produce a few lambs! It is a little ram lamb and we call him Donkey cause we think he looks like one! We have decided to keep him and use him as a breeding ram.
The sheep got a much needed haircut.
I started harvesting and drying herbs from the garden.
May was a stormy month and in addition to daily chores we had lot of cleanup that took up serveral weekends.