Spring is finally trying to arrive. The mercury climbed to almost SEVENTY degrees today! The grass is beginning to grow, the wild birds are fighting over nesting spots, and there's this------------------------->
Yes, the lamb countdown gadget is down to 22 days, twenty-two! How did that happen?
The ewes are growing larger every day.....some more so than others.
Remember this picture of Willow from the end of January?
This is what she looks like today-with at least three weeks left to go!
Speaking of fleece, I have an appointment with my shearer on Saturday afternoon....that is...I have an appointment-as long as the weather cooperates and we don't get more rain.
I am so tired of wet weather and mud. I am waiting for the day when I don't have to wear these anymore....not the chickens, the boots..although I usually do end up wearing a few chickens most days...the boots are infinitely more annoying.
Oh, I'm sorry, I digress, we were talking about shearing, weren't we?I am excited to get shearing done because the naked sheep bellies will give me a better idea of what to expect for lambies next month. Also, some of the sheep have started to roo (shedding off last year's fleece) and I don't want to lose any more fleece before the shearer gets here, so I hope we can stick to the scheduled date.
Ande is shedding his fiber as well; which is OK because my shearer refuses to shear llamas. I can't blame him...this is the face I see when I try to pull the loose fiber off of Ande. Despite the fact that he appears to be smiling, this is not a happy llama face!
Chicken Math......just sayin'...you need to be prepared for that.
I will just leave you with this~
"O.M.G!! I can't believe she still thinks this is funny!"
"She knows we hate her, right?"
"The old woman has finally lost it!"
"You think this is funny?"
"Go ahead and laugh mom, I'm totally pooping on you next time you walk under my perch!"
Happy Saint Patrick's Day!