Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday morning we came home from work, took a shower and hit the bed. It felt so good to snuggle down and sleep. After years of night shift I sleep very soundly during the day. Now I have trouble sleeping at night. That cycle is not conducive to working on the farm. When we woke up around 1pm I really, really missed the animals. Ted takes care of them when we work three shifts in a row. The goats, sheep and llama were grazing in the pasture. It makes my heart melt when they look up and Maaaaaa me. We are going to put the fence up on the second pasture next week. The field has been well grazed and it is time to move them onto fresh pasture. Everything I read states that rotational grazing is healthy for the animals and land. By moving them the parasite load is lessened and the animals are healthier.

It seemed like a good time to take the goats for a walk. Yes, our goats like to go for walks. They graze everywhere. Even in the woods. They love all the different plants. We have to take time outs so they can get their goatie love.

The tree trimmers at work.

The leaves are so tender and green. Mmmmmm.

Even Oreo likes to take walks. Our last walk consisted of 2 adults, 1 child, 2 cats and 3 goats. What a procession.

After walking for a bit we all came back into the barn to feed the animals. The smorgasbord for the broilers. We have to feed them first, otherwise, they will storm the net between them and the hens to get the other feed. It is kind of scary to watch. I get the feeling that if I were to fall down I may be on the menu.

Now we can feed the hens. Most of them were still out in the pasture.

The turkeys were waiting for their food next.

Jasmine went inside to help bring the feeders out.

I love their front porch.

Later in the evening I went out to close the chicken door when all the girls were in. The fog had started to roll in. It was quiet and peaceful. The sheep and llama were getting some last minute grazing in.

I know the world is in turmoil, war is raging, and the economy is sinking daily. I can sit here and look out of our barn and for a time, forget it all. There is peace in my heart.

Much love and prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm. May there be peace in your heart.


Lisa T. said...

What a nice post. If everyone felt like you and fostered peace and love on thier own little piece of the earth,I wonder if would we have the same problems?


Farmgirl_dk: said...

This was a lovely post! Your appreciation for just being in the moment is wonderful. My goat boys like going for walks, too. They'll fall behind to chew on various woodsy items and then race to catch up with us, jumping into the air and kicking their legs out to the side along the way.
Your foggy mist pictures are lovely.. said...

Awwww. What a wonderful post. It put me in such a good mood. What a happy place. It's the "place" we should all strive to be. Enjoy all that beauty!