Friday, February 10, 2012

Spring tastes wet and grey

While I was gone, the weather here was mild, sunny, beautiful. When I arrived at the Portland airport, it was raining. It was been grey and raining off and on ever since, with more in the forecast. But spring is coming; I see it in the burgeoning bulbs of the island bed
and the occasional robin redbreast.

I also see it in the swelling bellies of Annabelle and Marta, who are due to lamb in two weeks. I missed my chance to have them sheared pre-lambing while I was in Texas (my shearer/farrier came while I was gone), so I need to get them crutched soon - and snip mid-side/last rib samples from everyone for micron testing. I got a good look at Bart's fleece last night, and it's still exquisite in its color, crimp and handle.

That's it for now from . . .

3 comments:

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

Be sure and post baby pictures, tho I know you will. By the way, do you know of any "Romney" folks (the sheep, not the politician)? I think we are going to sell Lyndsey's purebred Romeny ewe and ewe lamb. She is just not fitting in with our flock, so she is lonely and LOUD!

Leigh said...

It definitely looks like spring at your place! Hopefully the weather knows it's supposed to stay that way. :)

Sharon said...

Welcome home! I certainly hope it is *not* spring because we still haven't had winter - yikes.