I was so excited on Friday Sept. 27, my two moorit rams Otis and Odin went to their new home in Ghent, N.Y. I am so happy for them to go to Miana because I know they will have a good home. She is coming back in another week or so to get Juliette and Chloe. They are both Coopworth/Shetland crosses and have incredible fleeces. I know they will be happy there.
My little Catherine left on Sept. 3rd and it was such a sad day at Toby Hill. I miss her terribly and I know she is having a rough time trying to adjust to being in a nursing home. I went the whole month of Sept. without work and am starting to get a little worried. Usually something comes up but not this time. It has been nice to have time to work at the farm. I'm getting a lot ready because Jonathan, my grandson Austin and I leave on Friday Oct. 11th and go to Center Sandwich, N.H. to be a vendor at the Sandwich Fair. We are gone Friday through Monday. This is a long time to be away from the farm for me! I will miss my dog Lettie terribly. She is over 12 yrs. old and very lame. She is just one of my best friends and I'm so sad to see her getting so old and feeble, just like me!
I have been to my grandaughter Rowan's soccer games this fall. I love to cheer for her and take movies. She is going to be a great little player as she gets older. Declan is in 1st grade and he plays soccer too but only after school on Tuesdays. Rowan and Declan have sleepovers with me as often as they can and that is always fun. I just finished moving 3 rolls of portable fence for two groups of sheep. My daughter's dog Kara helps me and she is almost as exhausted as I am.......maybe we will both lay on the floor and have a nap!
Got to go take a shower and get some more work done at my fiber studio. I have a helper coming tomorrow to the farm. Jacquelyn has been such a big help this summer and is working with me to get everything packed up for the Sandwich Fair. It's another beautiful fall day here in Vermont and the colors are just about peak today. We have a cold front coming in tomorrow and hopefully we will get some rain soon. Its very dry in the pastures and would help make things alot more green. I'm hopping for grazing at least thru October.........so I don't have to use too much hay.
So-long from Maybelle MaMa