Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Here we are well into March and our March weather is doing all those things it is known for. Missie; one of our three ewes, had her lamb on the 8th of March ~ about 10 days premature. Vincent has done a wonderful job of tending to the little guy and Junior is in fine form now! He's just beginning to gambol and frolic and is nibbling on little bits of his mom's hay.
This is Vincent with Junior.
And a couple of pics of our surroundings these March days... the pussy willows are beginning to bud and the old man's beard (no, not David's beard ~ the kind that hangs on branches :) is coming out from under the snow and frost. We had an early visit from a killdeer ~ wondering perhaps why our meadow has not melted into it's shallow springtime lake. Soon.... soon!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
We carry walkie-talkies (no cell phone service out here). It's a 50 acre property and we are a long way from civilization. It's important to be able to be in touch with one another. Aside from the safety and convenience; our walkie-talkies are great when one of us has spotted a moose on the meadow or a coyote on the creek. On February 27th, it was an almost simultaneous pressing of our call buttons as the three of us either heard or saw the first blackbird of 2008. Our first beautiful red-winged blackbird. He spent 5 days here on his own; calling to his mates and visiting the feeder outside the kitchen window. Today, the second singer arrived. Soon we should have 20 or more, adorning their favourite old willow tree and singing their springtime song.