Nothing like a little (a lot of never-ending) rain to turn things green.
This is one of the bottle fed babies calling out to us to give her a bottle. Out of 80 or so lambs, only 3 need to have a bottle. An impressive lot of Mom-ewe’s out there taking care of business!
So begins another season of rotational grazing for these hungry ruminants. Not much in the way of leftovers on yesterday’s plate.
As you can tell, the right side of the field is where the sheep were yesterday. Quite the color field painters, sheep.
There are many, many lambs now. Only 3 (or 4?) pregnant ewes left to go. Just in time for us to get ready for the first Brattleboro Farmer’s Market of the season this Saturday. See you there!
first lambs of the season were born today. two tiny little lambs (eyes still closed) to a very tired mama. meanwhile the rest of the ewe’s enjoyed their newly shorn bodies in the afternoon sun.
Donkey #3 stood up yesterday morning all by herself — for the first time since the onset of her illness three weeks ago. Earning the name: Donkeyokay (DON-KEY-O-KAY). We’re very proud of her, despite her rolelessness and general futility here at Peaked Mountain Farm. Point, THE LIVING.
Want to play in the mud with us?
Orion’s kids, Apollo & Luna, at 5 days.
FIrst day of Spring here on Peaked Mountain….
Winnimere & Christopher Robbin arrived at the farm last week from Michael Lee’s Twig Farm. Michael worked at Peaked Mountain Farm around 10 years ago.
Here’s to hoping today’s sunshine will melt a little more snow off this mountain.
The cheeses in the cave are looking good. Shown here, a wheel from the first batch of Pecorino 2010.
settling in for another cold one on the farm (lows of -6F tonight)!
more photos of the very cutest new members of the farm on my personal blog icelandicbutterflies.tumblr.com
the ewes wash down their hay with some fresh snow after last weekend’s snow storm.