We had our first sheep shearing experience last week. We learned some things. First, I was surprised by how calm the sheep were. It was amazing how much wool you get from only one sheep! After each sheep was sheared we all ran our hands over their coats and our hands were covered with lanolin... we were rubbing it on our elbows and feet... so cool! One of our sheep had her lamb the next morning.. a sweet little ewe lamb.
Our friends, the Langford family, just left last night after a wonderful three week visit. With nine kids in the house it got a little chaotic and a whole lot messy but it sure was fun. Our days were spent riding bikes, exploring the quarry, swimming in the nearby pond, and generally goofing off..... can't remember when we have had such a wonderful time. I feel renewed and refreshed. We are missing them already.
We are still waiting on some of our cows to calve but the grass is in and milk is up! Spring is my favorite time of year. New life is all around the farm. The milk has changed colors.. revealing all the life-giving goodness that comes from the rapidly growing grass. Even the pigs are so busy chomping on fresh alfalfa and grass to visit their feed buckets. Turkey chicks and our first run of broiler chicks are here! Yes, it's finally spring! Yippee!
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