Friday, January 16, 2015

New life

Unusual circumstances continue, so I enjoyed the above skyscape as I headed down to water and feed all the stock before work yesterday morning (Rick cleaned stalls later). Then the day turned gloomy and eventually wet; the rain gauge showed 2" this morning. Today was supposed to be wet, too, but we've been blessed with a sunny, mild day. I did chores again this morning, including refilling the girls' mineral feeder:
Can you tell they were out of kelp and minerals for awhile?

A little later I turned the girls out on pasture for the day. Vienna (L) and Sarai (R), the two ewes I put with Blake last fall, both look appropriately blimpy. They aren't due for another five weeks at the earliest (unless Vienna took advantage of the male companionship she had during her extended transport to Oregon), so they will only get bigger.

Yikes! For comparison, here is Marta, who didn't get bred but has much longer fleece than Vienna and Sarai:

My two potted rose bushes are starting to put out leaves:

Spring is on its way!

That's it for now from . . .


Maggie said...

Spring is on its way! That's good news..although we've woken up to a smattering of snow this morning. Can't wait til March when we're back to France! Lovely pics. X

Fat Dormouse said...

I saw laburnum buds yesterday! I do hope everything isn't in for a nasty surprise later on!

Unknown said...

I will enjoy the early arrival of spring through your pictures. Love the photos of the "girls."

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

finding blessed contentment in all circumstances...our families have a bond there right now....all will be better...until then we wait upon the Lord.
sending you and Rick and Brian soft hugs...Karla

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow, spring!

Unknown said...

Wool blimps. Love the mental image.