The sheep were sheared on Saturday. John and his brother Sardis came and trimmed hooves and sheared them for us. They did a great job. Sardis is on the beginning end of being a shearer, but has already done quite a few and been to sheep shearing school twice. Here are a few pictures of the young men shearing and trimming hooves.
If you saw their picture a couple of days ago, you saw how fluffy they were. Now, they look like little lambs again. All four are showing an udder, so they are bred. Now, I am anxiously awaiting lambs.
Someone asked on the last sheep post on what we do with the fleeces. We have sold some, given some as gifts, spun some, had some just made into roving to spin.
Here are a picture of the cows. Buttercup who is off by herself is due to calve in May. I am ready to have that good jersey, grass fed milk again. Clover (the spotted Jersey... YES, she IS a jersey) is due in September. She is a heifer, so this is her first calf. Molasses, the darker one is due in October we hope. We are not sure she if she is bred or not.
Here is the flowering Crab Apple tree. The leaves are really coming out on it. I hope our plants make it. Today we had snow off and on. :)
Here is a picture to show you how fast those Orange Day Lilies grow. They are almost as big as the daffodils now.
We were looking out back in the garden area. We are always scouting for asparagus. We found a few onions that we must have missed last year. :)
I was helping Michael move the sheep fence, so I placed the eggs in my pockets. Here is one side full of eggs. I am always afraid I will forget and have scrambled eggs in my pocket. I have done that before.
Joshua and Brittany were here for a bit on Sunday. I had strawberries and a wonderful recipe to try. Brittany made the crust and I made the rest. It was/is delicious!!! I will post the recipe separately. I have another recipe to share as well.