Sheep

On The Desperation of Drought, and Flushing Ewes Anyway

On The Desperation of Drought, and Flushing Ewes Anyway

It rained this morning. Big, beautiful drops of water fell from blackness and for an instant I could almost hear the soil rejoice. Drought on a farm can be a terrifying time. Last week the sky opened up and dumped as much as two inches […]

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Last Call: 2016 Lamb

The best and worst thing about living on a small farm is eating what you produce. It’s the best thing because the things you produce are so delicious there’s no comparison to their grocery store counterparts. You cannot buy meat, fruits and veggies like this […]

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On Informed Assumptions & High Hopes

I wore a pair of size five normal, not-maternity jeans into the hospital to have my oldest daughter. I don’t think I could get a size five pair of jeans over my ankles now, but young muscles are an amazing thing. Penelope has young muscles, […]

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On Work Well Done

They say a Border Collie can replace five farm hands, but thus far in Tripp’s life he’s been more like adding one. He helps, but his help has been in addition to our usual human team, not as a replacement for anyone. Was, I say, […]

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On Bred Ewes

If I’m not mistaken Louisa is due with (round about) tax day lambs. She and Ferdinand wasted absolutely no time when we introduced them back in November. Which wasn’t intended but was a nice bonus since we were running about a week later than I […]

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Name that Ewe

A few years ago we bought a dog to work livestock. This year we bought livestock for the dog. The irony here is not lost on me. As The Pig Dog has grown, it’s become clear that we got very lucky: he’s the perfect dog […]

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