Snow Baby

Lambs have a natural camouflage in the winter.  The snow doesn’t seem to bother them at all.

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With the ground covered in snow, our grass is covered which means the critters need a new bale to munch on.  This is a complex project.  The goats are closed in the barn, the sheep in their pen.  The tractor bay needs to be closed as soon as it’s opened to keep the cow out of the square bales which are stored in there.  The dogs need to be bribed with treats to keep them away from the pasture gate (the round bales are kept outside the pasture).  Then when the process is reversed, it’s a party!

What It Looks Like Around Here

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We finally had our first snow.  It’s just beautiful.

Unbearably Cute

Bottlefeeding a goat is fun!  She comes tearing at me full speed when I enter the pasture.  Thankfully, she spends the rest of her day playing with her sisters.   The only difference between them is where they take their meals.

Can’t Catch a Break

Jenna had surgery on her remaining rear leg on Valentine’s day.  She had a benign skin tumor removed, so she has stitches again.  Poor baby.  It’s certainly not kept her from going for a ride, or from asking to chase her wubba or from her sheep.  As far as Jenna’s concerned, it’s business as usual around here.

The Bodyguard

Watching over the little ones is a job our karakachan Milos takes very seriously.  With the sighting of a coyote in our yard a few weeks back, we’re lucky to have him and his sister.  He also keeps our cow Jessica in line when she tries to be a bully now that she realizes she’s bigger than everyone.  Good boy.

Lamb Ragu

Dinner last night was lamb ragu puttanesca from a friend’s recipe.  It starred shanks, garlic and goat cheese from our farm.  If you’re a fan of lamb, I highly recommend it.  The recipe can be found here – http://www.virginialiving.com/articles/lamb-ragu-puttanesca

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