Monthly Archives: February 2016

Leaps and Bounds


This is my favorite time on the farm-lambing season. We had 15 lambs on the ground in February. Thank goodness, we have had such a mild winter-so far-this year. Our second group of ewes will lamb in March. I can’t wait! There’s nothing sweeter than a lamb. I love their pink noses and their soft hair and their……well, what’s not to like?

We also now have three pigs on our farm. We have enjoyed the beef and lamb meat raised on our farm so much that we thought we would try pork. By the way, we have been selling a lot of lamb meat lately. It seems like when people’s thoughts turn to spring, as they do this time of year, they decide a leg of lamb would be mighty tasty for Easter lunch.   We also have a tub full of baby chickens. After reading that the best way to get rid of insects in your garden was to let the chickens have at them, Bill has decided to try it. I’ll let you know how it works out.

So our farm is growing by leaps and bounds. If we could just keep everyone where they belong. The animals like to play fruit-basket turnover. We’ll look out and the pigs will be in the pen with the ram, the dogs will be on the front porch, and I don’t even want to go into all the places the Pygmy goats will be. Such is life on the farm. I love it.