Knitting update: I've turned both heels and am beginning the cuffs! Good thing, since Sock Summit is less than two weeks away, and the cuffs are patterned all the way around.
Scurs update: Juliann and Sabrina have both posted photo updates of their ram lambs' horn growth, so I thought I would do the same - as much for my own records as anyone else's interest. The photos below were taken today. Blackberry (born 3/27/09):He had little wiggly scurs that broken off; these are solidly attached. I hope they don't take off and grow long; two-year-old Braveheart's nubbins (below) have spoiled me.
Below are Beau's little knife-blade scurs and Boo's substantial horn growth (twins born 4/5/09):Only test breeding could prove whether Boo is fully horned (pp) or a half-poll (Pp), so I guess we'll never know because...
Flock update: Beau and Boo are leaving for their new home tomorrow! I predict they will live long, happy lives as well-loved lap sheep, with the minor yearly inconvenience of being sheared for their beautiful, soft fleeces:
Chicken update: Lucille is looking better, although still very lame from her broken toe. She's eating and drinking well in her private hospital room)- and laying pretty well, too! That's more than I can say for the rest of the girls, who have dropped their production dramatically.
Garden update: We have harvested maybe four Sungold cherry tomatoes, a handful of green (actually purple and wax) beans, a thimbleful of peas, several small zucchini and a couple of cukes. Some bell peppers are about ready. The lettuce has bolted; salad season is over. There may be enough colored Swiss chard for my mom to enjoy a serving when she's here next week, and enough rhubarb to make a crisp. The berry bounty is keeping us busy; yesterday we picked 22# of blueberries at a commercial farm so we could freeze some.
That's all the updates for now from . . .