Thursday, January 27, 2011

More snow, and more sheep (photos)

Well we got another 10+ inches of snow here last night, and after several hours of digging we now have a driveway and some walkways to the barns and chickens again. If we get more snow we will have to think hard about where to put it! The snowbanks already reach the top of the deck in the backyard which is around 10ft and most snowbanks are over 5ft here.

Anyway as promised here is the wonderful Isabella who is certainly living up to her name. She is from Twin Springs and it's hard to tell with the coat on, but she is a grey katmoget. She's also a HST with white markings on her head, legs, and tail. I'm looking forward to skirting her fleece in March as it feels so soft, and very excited to see her lambs next year.

Griffin just wanted to show you how deep the snow is (even though I shoveled paths for the sheep).

It's about this deep.

I'm not sure Sabrina thinks a lot of all this snow :)

At least it's not bitterly cold right now too. I hope everyone is staying warm and thinking Spring-like thoughts :) Lambs will be here before we know it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Gypsy V's snow

A belated Happy New year to all.

It's been a bad start to 2011 for us here at Ridgeway farm. We lost one of our dogs very suddenly a couple of weeks ago. He was only 8 and we are still none the wiser as to what went wrong. We have also had 2 relatives on my partners side die. Oh and New England has pummeled us with snow! 20 inches one day, 8 inches and an inch of ice another day that week, and then 6 inches yesterday. Now it looks like we are expecting a nice cold spell (yuck) and probably even more snow. The rams are getting very restless and the ewes with them are being tightly controlled. However my 3 single ladies are living it up! Gypsy especially. So without further ado this is what I spent 20 minutes watching this morning, it did make me smile and laugh a few times.

Coming soon Isabella and her photo shot :)