Every year at about this time, I remember winter won’t last forever. I can feel the days growing ever so slightly longer, and the angle of the sun changes. Then, eventually a warm spell graces our cold landscape and I find myself out for a walk, drawn to gaze at the tips of tree branches [...]
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It was a fine September morning when we backed the truck up to the pen where our wether sheep, Guinness, was feasting on tall grass. There was a fine layer of frost on the grass, but not enough to damage the garden, and the dew on the tomatoes shone in the morning light. Iris waited [...]
…that transforms everything.
It’s a delightful thing to see happy bees gorging on sunflowers. These pictures were taken a few weeks ago at a nearby fibre retreat: we don’t have any lambs or sheepskin rugs, and the sunflowers around here are now bedraggled from a week’s worth of light sporadic frosts. But look how jaunty these blooms were [...]
A winter home for the goats. We’re using galvanized stucco wire as a hopeful alternative to page wire, and crossing our fingers that it stands up to all the ruminant sex that will take place. Beautiful yarn! This is one ply of dyed polwarth and one ply of handcombed romney. It’s a beautiful yarn indeed, [...]
Between figuring out fencing for the new ram and needing to dig up potatoes and preserve carrots and get the garden ready for winter, not to mention acquiring firewood and hay, we’re kind of freaking out. It’s the last big push before the mandatory lull of winter, and it’s going to be madness. But in [...]