Thursday, April 23, 2015

Growing beauties

Behold, the first iris to bloom at Boulderneigh:

This lovely variety is in both our long crescent-shaped iris bed and in a solo clump in the island flower bed. We aren't going to have a good showing of iris this year; that long bed is in serious need of an overhaul. It's choked with weeds, disrupted by rodents, and probably in need of dividing. Maybe bored little faeries will transform it on moonlit nights; I can't see the humans getting to it in the foreseeable future!

I turned the ewes and lambs out this afternoon for the short time we were home. The lambs are getting so big – probably because they are getting the hang of gobbling up that green, green grass!

Here are the lambs and both mamas, with blooming broom in the background.

The sheep have shown an appetite for broom this year. Maybe I can hire them out to help eradicate this noxious weed!

That's it for now from . . .


Nancy Kay said...

Does that look like the good life for lambs!

LannieK said...

Beautiful iris! Mine need to be moved-oh, the stuff that needs to be done. Your sheep are looking good. Bet the fleece was gorgeous!