Thursday, July 08, 2010

Pasture days

It's been another whirlwind couple of weeks since I returned from Seattle. The lambs are now taking day trips with their Moms to pasture. It's good to get them used to the pasture changing and the routes around the farm. The ewes know the way well and the lambs surely follow!

They found a patch of daisies along the way....delish!

Clover and tall green grass...the best in sheepdom....

Each night we lead them back to the big barn. Until they are a bit larger I feel better with them nearer civilization after dark. It's a cheerful commute each day!

We, along with much of the nation, have been struggling with extreme heat and humidity for the past week. I'm not a fan of this kind of weather and find myself looking to the sky for a glimmer of a rain cloud or even a fresh breeze. So far neither one presents itself. The sheep are bearing up with lots of shade and water, not to mention TLC and pep talks to help them through. I do find spending time with them and giving them a rubdown, ear scratch or a chin rub mellows them immensely during these hot weather patterns.

I am checking out for a few days (again!). I have foot surgery tomorrow morning and will be home and recovering, slowly albeit. I'll be back with an update in a few days or so. Meanwhile I hope you are finding ways to beat the heat!


  1. Hi there! The one thing this weather is good for is growing veggies and haying! Love all of the photos you posted of lush green pastures. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow. Speedy recovery!

  2. Good luck with the surgery. I'm told foot surgery is GREAT for getting caught up on blogging! ;-)
    Hot here in OR too, but we're staying cool inside more or less

  3. Good luck with your surgery - hope all goes exceptionally well!

  4. Anonymous8:15 AM

    ... speedy recovery! .. good that J is now available to spend more time shepherding :) ~ m.

  5. Hope your surgery went well and that you have a quick recovery!!

  6. Thank you all! The surgery went without a hitch and I am comfortably ensconced with lots to read and knit. It will be slow and I have to stay pretty horizontal for a week plus but based on the last three months since shearing day that might be a good thing! I appreciate your well wishes.

  7. I'm glad it went well. Try to enjoy your down time and I'll keep my fingers crossed that you're up and around soon.