We've had an abundance of rain this year which has blessed our pastures with green grass. It's finally starting to fade now as cooler temperatures come in.
The summer garden is gone but the fall one is coming along. We are trying some late "summer" veggies too like green beans and squash. We'll see if they can produce before the morning dew turns to morning frost.
Sweet D is the only horse in the pasture. Bobbi wasn't getting much riding and she was too good of a horse to waste. She's now living where little boys can ride her everyday. We're really happy about that. It does feel strange to only have one horse though after having five! D has adjusted to it very well. She stays busy five days a weeks riding English and jumping with Jonah and has taken up with the alpaca during her off time.
Cocoa is also no longer here. It's a sad cow story that I don't want to tell. We've decided not to replace her. I regret the outcome but not the experience. I will hold sweet memories of milking. For now, we will go back to buying raw milk from a local dairyman and sipping coffee on the front porch in the cool morning breeze.
It's breeding season for the sheep! We have two breeding groups this year with six ewes in one and seven in the other. Yes, that means we should have around 20 lambs in the spring! Many will be sold as meat but we also hope to improve fleeces and continue the lovely Jacob traits within our flock. The boys are busy but still finding time to fight with each other through the freshly painted fence.
|"No ma'am, we're not fighting."|