On Aug. 7th I had to call the veterinarian to come put down my sweet old "Rhyden". She is the daughter of my starter flock boss lady "Tally". Rhyden was always one of those special sheep that wanted to be petted, scratched and followed me around. I will miss her but knew it was time! I hope she is pain free, in a field of flowers with her Mom Tally and lots of our other sheep. Jonathan was able to buy three young chickens to go with his one lonely Golden Wyandotte.........they are now finally getting along and out exploring our yard too.
We had a week of "Fiber Camp" during the second week in August. We had a wonderful group of campers that spent the week needle felting, wet felting, skirting, washing and carding wool. They made gnomes, dryer balls, wet felted soap, dyed wool with Kool-aid and acid dye, wet felted beads and even did some hula-hoop weaving! It was a fun week and we were sad to have it come to an end. Check our our farm Facebook Page for a full recap of the week and LOTS of photos.
Darcy and Rowan went to a Red Sox game on Vermont day and had a great time. Declan stayed here and we took him to the bowling alley for lunch, grocery shopping and basically a pretty dull day for a little boy, but he was very good. I am loving my job working at the "Ugly Duckling Yarn Shop" in West Dover. Its like being in a candy store for me to be there.
That is about it for now. I have put up for sale 4 ram lambs, my adult ram Fergus and several wethers and ewes. I have to cut down my numbers before winter gets here. Right now I have 55 sheep and would like to be down to about 30 before snow flies here at Maybelle Farm. Nature will take about 5-6 before winter. SO I will close for now. So-long from Maybelle MaMa.