This afternoon a large box arrived with my beautiful charcoal gray shoe insoles made from our wool by The Vermont Fiber Mill. I am attaching a couple of pictures and these insoles will be for sale at our farm. I've already put a pair in my muck boots and they are very warm and comfortable. The wool was donated by Matylda, Java, Aphrodite and Stella. I am always so excited to get the roving, yarn socks and now the insoles that are made from our own wool.
We now have a Kawasaki Mule with a plow to use here at our house and at the farm. It will certainly be useful moving hay and plowing snow. I know its something we will use everyday and will be so useful. Jonathan moved some hay from the barn to the shed where Otis and Odin are spending the winter. We also brought hay over by the garage for Custer, Chet and Cecil.
Darcy's chickens have enjoyed being outside running around the farm for the last 3 days but late afternoon I knew I had to get 5 foolish ones out from under the porch before the snow starts. So, armed with a broom, a snow shovel and a long plastic sled, I went to the end of the porch and put down a few pieces of bread, popcorn and crackers to draw them out. Four came out and one kept running back under the porch!!!! Finally she popped out and I dropped the long plastic sled across the opening under the porch. I leaped off the porch waving the broom and little plastic snow shovel that belongs to my grandson Declan yelling "Run to the hen house, you foolish girls"!!! WHEEEEEEEE! They took off squawking, flapping......all the way to the hen house! Hooray, success and now they are all shut in before the storm arrives.
As you can tell, I'm not your typical farmer, I'm more of a smurf farmer... HAHA! I like to think I farm with a huge sense of humor. It's fun to see what you can come up with when your by yourself and have to get things done. This morning I found that three of my ewes in a group of eleven ewes have sore eyes. I moved Daisy and Arwyn out of their small stall so I could use their stall to catch the sheep with the sore eyes. I got Sheila, Dulcie and Stella in the small stall and was able to put some Quartermaster in their eyes. I talked to the Vet and will check them in the morning and hopefully they will be better. There is never a dull moment on the farm and I do like to be busy.
I was supposed to be at jury duty yesterday. On Sunday night I called in and was told that if your jury number was between 207 and 297, that we did not need to report to the court house yesterday. I was glad not to have to go as there is so much to do here at the farm. Well I have to close now and head to the barn to do the chores tonight. So-long from Maybelle MaMa.