A LIGHT IN THE BARN WINDOW-MRS. BROWN-EGGS-BLACK WALNUTS SHEEP

20 11 2013

HELLO

A LIGHT IN THE BARN WINDOW

Last night I put a light in the barn window.  When I first started my blog I was looking for something to call it and was going to call it Through The Barn WIndow.  The window is near the tallest part of this old post and beam barn.  It looks out to the western sky past my neighbors Hemlock tree.  In the winter snow glistening off the tree and the dark blue sky littered with starts is wonderful. Summertime brings a different view with purple, crimson, orange and yellow gold sunsets.  I look up and out of it everyday.  It’s a peaceful time in this busy life, time to just enjoy the beauty and hear the sounds of the sheep and Elliott happily munching away at hay and carrots.

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THE CHICKENS

Today I tried everything to get Mrs. Brown to eat, I think that the antibiotic’s kicked in because she is eating now and her eye is open and looks a lot less inflamed.  She heard Hazel making a ruckus like he does when he has something good to eat, calling the girls so she tried some of hers.  Yea.

SHEEP

I keep two chairs upstairs where the hay it.  I love sitting there listen to the sounds of the sheep.  The barn smells of a mix of wool and hay.

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THAT CAROL KINNEVAN IS SO CUTE!

THAT CAROL KINNEVAN IS SO CUTE!

EGGS

Today was a banner day 4 beautiful eggs.  I am so happy to have my own eggs again, nothing like eggs fresh from your own hens.

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BLACK WALNUTS

The black walnuts are finally dried.  I have already made two batches of dye with them and there are many more batches left in them.  Gary picked them up on his daily walks while he was here.  I also have a batch already made in the freezer.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole





SHEARING DAY – OLIVER

29 03 2013

Hello,

Today is a beautiful day for shearing sheep.  The temps are warm they were all dry (when the shearing started) and we began promptly at 9am.  

Sadie was the first to be done.    Her fleece won’t be the best but I will try to get enough from it to make some socks.  She was very good.

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Marley was the second one to be sheared.  He was hitting everyone and even me this morning, so it was time to take him down a peg or two.  With his fleece he appears so much bigger than he is and when it’s off he hides in a corner.  Everything went smoothly with him.

Maude and CK were so cute.  Maude is Ck’s mom and they stick together and are almost never apart.  Today CK got sheared first and Maude was quite concerned, staying right next to her the whole time.

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In the sheep world when one sheep gets sheared the others don’t recognize him.  So there was a lot of running around butting heads and the like.  Eventually CK ended up jumping in the water tub, well these type of things are to be expected but it made her harder to shear and now her wool will have to be dried out.

The rest of the shearing went well and we were finished by 11:30.  Steve gave me some tips on a new feeder which won’t waste as much hay and I am going to coat them in the fall.    This next week I will be sorting through the fleeces and get them ready to send out to have yarn made.

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OLIVER

Oliver is slowly improving.  He drank all the water from the tuna can this morning and is eating.  His eyes are improving a little and the swelling in his mouth had reduced some.  He will return for a check with Dr. Funk on Thursday.  


Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.          Carole