Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A summer day

Happy first day of summer everyone! Still sunshine and warmth here in New England. The sheep are enjoying the pasture and love going out every morning onto grass. But look how lovely it is, I'd like to spend all day out there too.

All of the lambs that have been sold for the year have now left for their new homes. We have actually kept three lambs this year. The plan was to keep two, but Eliza has worked her way into our hearts. Who can say no to this face? And you should feel her fleece!

The chickens are also enjoying the sunshine in their run. They love the chance to go outside and scratch about in the grass.

Things are going well. We just got back from a vacation in the Berkshires. Very picturesque, although much of the landscape was lacking in livestock. A very lovely waterfall was found though. This is Bash Bish Falls.

We took Marcus and he had a lot of fun on his first vacation swimming in a lake. His life jacket came in handy with all the water around that area, and got a lot of use.

The garden is in bloom. Here's a selection...

That's all for now. Back to work.


  1. You have some of the most beautiful sheep !
    The farm looks like a bustling and fun place, lots of work, but when you are surrounded by animals it always makes the day worthwhile.
    Thank you for stopping by, we have a lot in common, expats, and I too was once an equestrian/show-jumper :) Sadly no more, back surgery put an end to those days.
    Your horse is a handsome gentleman, I'm sure he is as special as he looks.
    Where is your hometown, across the pond ?
    Hope to visit back and forth often, it's lovely to meet you.

  2. Hi Jo, and thank yo for those kind words. I am from Didcot (near Oxford) but have been in the US 10 years now. You have a lovely looking home too. Yes it will be nice to visit back and forth :)