There is a lot of green grass and the sheep are all out grazing. It’s so nice to see so many happy sheep - and a little less work. We were able to put Zorro, our young black ram, and his buddy Cecil in with our older ram Everett and his buddies, Chet, Karlos, Fritz and Franklin! We were also able to put sweet little Margie in with Daphne. They are getting along really well. We had hoped that Daphne was going to lamb but it didn't look like in once she was shorn. She is very, VERY round - but it could just be from all the extra food she got this spring when we thought she was pregnant! Margie's mother is Stacia, who is blind and 14 yrs. old, is now with sweet little old Miranda. Stacia and Miranda came together to our farm from Maple Ridge a few years ago! They are such sweet old girls and part of our "geriatric sheep unit" in the barn!
There is always so much that has to be done at the farm this summer, fence posts put in, mowing, rotating groups to different pastures, etc. Darcy and Todd are hard at work repairing the pastures. Darcy and Rowan painted Jonathan' s old hen house green with white trim. It looks really nice and the 15 new little biddies are in their new home next to the older chicken's hen house.
I have been having fun needle felting characters to put on the tree by my fiber studio. I did several then decided to do some funny ones. Woolly Nelson, Cleo Pasture, etc... I will be dyeing some wool in the next week and try to put up some packages of dyed wool to sell. I will also be taking fleeces to fiber mills to get yarn made. It is such a busy time of year right now but I’m very lucky to have Darcy, Todd, Rowan and Declan helping with everything.
That’s about it for now from Maybelle Farm.