The Work of Foliage Season

Though peek foliage has passed, we are still in the height of the work of foliage season. In Vermont, autumn ushers in a time of preparation for the 5 months of cold weather ahead. Both man and beast must be kept warm and fed through the winter months.  In the fall, life centers around putting the farm to rest, and … Read More

Transporting Sheep-The Skill of Fitting a Lamb or Two Into Your Car

  Where there is a will, there is a way. Transporting sheep is not a problem for most sheep people. They will do what it takes to bring home a new member for their flock! Kristi, of Harvest Thyme Homestead, is one of those crazy fiber folk. She is willing to travel the miles and do what others would consider … Read More

Pre-Breeding Routines

  There is a nip in the night air and the color on the distant mountains is turning from green to shades of red, orange, and gold. The change of season perpetuates the rhythms of farm life. One leads into the next. Time is marked by these rhythms and routines. Fall becomes “breeding season”, winter becomes “our slow time”, spring … Read More

Weaning Time for Bottle Lambs

  It is weaning time and this little one is going to miss getting her bottle each day. Lisbeth was an unthrifty lamb from one of our triplet groups and is nearing weaning age.  I never encourage bottle feeding in my flock as I feel that mum’s milk provides the best nutrition for the lambs. I would rather support the nursing … Read More

Three Things to Love About Gotlands – Part III

This is the last of a three part series on three things to love about Gotlands. I have shared their fun loving and playful personalities and their sweet and loving dispositions. It is the third trait, however, that brings more laughter to our farm, their sense of curiosity. Things to love about Gotlands – Sense of Curiosity The dictionary defines curiosity as: … Read More

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