Friday, October 28, 2011
Well ... it was installed today in our living room. It is controlled by a digital thermostat that adjusts the temperature based on the time of day. The picture doesn't do the fire appearance justice at all ... and it can surely heat up the main part of the house in a hurry. Propane is so awesome ... :-)
Life is good!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
These are the people in my life who make me TRULY thankful ... :-)
Anna and Jamie, with Will in the background
Anna and Will
Kate, Tim, Anna and Jamie
Chris, Kerri, Will and Sloane
Will and Jamie
Life IS good!
Saturday, October 08, 2011
Petit Sabot Whiskers is my favourite of my two cows. She is beautiful ... and dog tame. I can groom her in the pasture as well.
She is 22 months old right now ...
... and will calve in early February at 26 months. I am getting eager to start milking her ... :-)
Midhill Ziek is now 16 months old and starting to fill out. I am still liking him a lot. He is friendly and gentle and will stand to be groomed in the pasture.
I am pretty anxious to see his calves this winter. Of course, I am hoping for polled heifers ... in dun would be a bonus ... :-)
But whatever I get will be exciting ... and A2/A2!
I am thinking that I will likely collect him so I can use him again in the future. If I do collect him, it will only be so that I can use the semen here on my own farm. Of course, we'll have to wait and see how he grows and how his calves grow ... :-)
First of all, as promised a while ago, here is a picture of the ram I am using for breeding this year. He is WillowGarden Seasonal, out of Spring Water Lamb Friday (WillowGarden Garnish X WillowGarden Cherry Bomb) and WillowGarden Ameliasbugh (HarmonyMarsh Autumn X V Creek Leo). He will be with me until December 1st and then he will go to another flock until Spring.
And here is my entire flock. Actually there is one little white ewe lamb that is sold and will be delivered next weekend. That will leave 10 sheep until Dec 1st ... and then nine after that. They are such a calm and loving group. I think this will be a really enjoyable winter!