Sunday the 19th, Shane and I took a walk in the woods to see if any mushrooms had popped and what was going on with the creek. We were happy to see some water in it again, though it wasn't running yet. No mushrooms, but found some neat rocks and explored the fauna in the… Continue reading Harvest Moon on the Homestead
Today was finally the day! It's a New Moon, beautiful day, and they were all excited (some more than others haha). Also today, we were able to buy back a couple Registered St Croix ewes, a Registered St Croix ram and February born twin ram/ewe lambs out of one of the ewes (though different father).… Continue reading Breeding Day!
It's a full moon today. Rotated the sheep pastures (do this every full and new moons, 3 pastures rotate every roughly 2 weeks giving each a month off). Breeding starts on the new moon in just over 2 weeks for the next rotation. 21 ewes due the new moon end of January. Shane and I… Continue reading August Full Moon/Blue Moon 2021
This is a quick check-in from the ranch: Normally I would breed tomorrow for January lambs, but with the 100 degree heat coming and lasting for who-knows-how-long, and the fact that our Registered St Croix, Luke is having some minor health issues that need to clear up. You guessed it. Not the right time. We… Continue reading Breeding Season Delay & More
Morgan, Shane and I took a walk to the creek today in one of our favorite spots. Granted the Japanese Knotweed has taken over in much of it, but we were still able to sit under an old Oak tree in the shade and walk the creek bed to see if we could find anything… Continue reading Woods Walk 8/1/21