Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Exciting things here!

There was a baby sheep born last week, lots of little plants coming up inside, new chickens ordered, peas planted, raised beds are doing well, onion sets are ready to plant, garlic is 3 inches tall and I am going to have a wonderful garden this year!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Baa baa baby black sheep

That's right - there's a new baby on the farm!! Michelle and mom called to say there was a new little black, female sheep on the farm and, obviously, she's adorable!

Who's the proud mama?
Little miss Rain, the black ewe born spring of 2010 (on a very RAINy day)!

Personally, I love Rain. I think she's just a perfect example of a Babydoll Sheep. She's got a great smile, is cute sheered or woolly and although she was a little shy when she was younger, she's gotten more bold and social. As it turns out, Rain is also a wonderful, wonderful mom! Little baby was screaming away and once in their bonding pen, Rain was all over her - cleaning and kissing the baby. It was really cute!

Quote of the day goes to my mom: {Rain} is the only one I thought wasn't pregnant.

So, there are more babies to come this spring/mild end of winter here in Jersey, but for now we'll spoil you with photos of our first this season...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

planting has begun!

Mom wrote today that she planted 10 herbs ... and she kept on going, I guess, because she later texted me: "Basil, oregano, dill, chives, rosemary, sage, lavender, cilantro, thyme, broccoli, eggplant - so cool! And pototo eyes in cold frame."