Tuesday, June 05, 2012

knee deep

seems I took a few sharp corners that swung far afield but things are
progressing despite the rocky course.
it's good to take pause and just feel the days.
"doing" is not a requirement.
the weather has been reasonably wet and rainy.
yet the flock is floating through some of the pastures.
there has been so much rain the past 30 days that one field is simply down for the count until we dry off.
they are more than knee deep which is a blessing over potential drought conditions.
due to the mild winter we are over run with small mammals.
chipmunks, red squirrels, gray squirrels. it's out of control.
but Luna is at the ready to pounce.
here she is on the rock ledge listening for a squeak.
she and Kalie spend most of their waking hours
patrolling the stone walls.
they have actually succeeded in removing (polite word)
a number of the unwanted.
we are knee deep this year.
new NH Red chicks arrived a few weeks ago
today they are already starting to roost.
little birds growing up fast
the woad is sprouted in the plot and on the way
the Polygonum tinctoria (Japanese indigo) below is
up and healthy.
 just waiting for the warmth of the sun to spur the
summer plot so I can transplant the seedlings.
knee deep in tears.
the past few months Trinity had started to decline.
she fought the good fight but couldn't
beat the odds.
here she was the day she asked to go.
I tested for every possible issue from here to Cornell.
I became even more adept at injections and diagnosis.
in the end it was out of our control.
it took me awhile to accept that.
sweet girl. we'll always miss her.
it's been a long few months since February.
knee deep in a river, dying of thirst.
the fog has lifted.
it's clear now.


  1. I am so sorry to hear of Trinity's passing. :-( Such a sweet ewe and faithful friend. Hugs to you. We've had a severe decline in the rodent world due to lack of food and I think an uptick in Lyme nymphs ticks- they live on rodents their first few years- which probably rendered them severely anemic and unable to survive the winter. Your grass looks lovely and lush. Praying for some warm dry days so you can cut your hay cut.

    1. thanks Manise. Lord knows I tried to save her.
      I am not sure which is worse. the rodents or the ticks...

  2. is it me or are things more beautiful and conversely more difficult as time passes? maybe there will be some respite this summer. sad and sorry about your girl trinity.

    1. you may be on to something Velma.
      I think my "3 in a row" is over. summer will be better! looking forward ot seeing you!

  3. Anonymous8:44 AM

    .... good to see you back. like this "new look" ~ m.

  4. Nancy, so very sorry about Trinity. Sometimes no matter what we do, nature has her own way. It is good to see you back though. I didn't head up to the show as I went down to the antique shows in Brimfield that weekend. But there is always next year! ;) Are Luna and Kalie terriers in shetland sheep dog clothing?

    1. Those two dogs ought to join forces with your clan!
      So true about nature. It's always hard to know what care is right until the final moment.
      Welcome home.