Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Wishing everyone a very Happy Halloween. If you don't celebrate this day then we wish you the very best October 31'st that you can possibly have.
The fog machine was just too much to resist. Okay, we may have gone a bit overboard this year but it was so much fun.

What a difference one week can make here in Maine.
This morning we got up and this is what greeted us.Keeping it warm and cozy on the farm. Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Season of Love

I guess it comes every year. The time of year when the temperature drops, the sky takes on a grey hue and the leaves change to bright oranges and yellows. Well that is all over with now. Maine is on the back side of Autumn. We have reached that pinnacle and have slid past. Now it is the season of LOVE. The sheep are jumping and running. The goats, well the goats are being goats. I'll save that little story for tomorrow. Today our sheep had to change fields. We have two ewe lambs that will not be bred this season so we tried our own little experiment. We moved the girls in with the does. They weren't convinced that this is such a great idea. They stood at the gate trying to get Fuzzy to open it and let them back in with the ewes. Then they turned around and yelled "we are NOT goats"! Very loudly I might add. Over and over.
We moved Echo into the ewe pasture to work his magic. He politely introduced himself. Well to be truthful he sniffed butts and made a growling noise at every ewe. They didn't seem that impressed. He is still trying to convince the ladies that he is all that.

I think they all went into a group to talk about Echo. Esther is the ring leader. If she gives her approval then he is in. The girls were very impressed with his strong voice and physique. At least that is what they told him. I don't think we will have any problems, Echo is a proven ram.
We should have lambs in the spring.
Fuzzy was unimpressed with the whole situation. She stood guard like always. Gentle giant that she is.
We have been busy getting ready for winter. The hens have gone through an embarrassing molt. No bloomers on the hens. Eggs production is declining. We are beginning to leave a light on till about 8pm to extend their daylight and encourage more eggs. Can someone please call the ladies and tell them this is suppose to work. Their little brains just aren't convinced yet. While moving animals around today I did notice a nip in the air and a few white fluffy snowflakes. It won't be long. We are slipping and sliding into early winter. Tonight we started a fire in the wood stove and it's cozy inside. May you all stay cozy and warm. Oh, and you people in North Carolina....don't keep our snow this year. Now that I say that, I think I see more snow. WooHoo.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.