Welcome to Wind and Wool Farm!

Shetland Sheep

Shetland Sheep

Soay Sheep

Soay Sheep

Sheep in Pasture

Sheep in Pasture

Welcome to our farm and our little flock of seven! More details to come…..

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The Sheep are Coming……the sheep are coming….

We are busy cleaning hay feeders, grain feeders and generally tidying up the barn. We are expecting six sheep including Abner this weekend.

More details to come….including photos.

Wish us luck with our next farming adventure!

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Cotton: Progress

Hidden Gem

Hidden Gem

I finally caught a glimpse of the elusive blooming cotton including the candle stage.

Candle Before Opening

Candle Before Opening

Candle Stage

Candle Stage

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Cotton: Quietly Blooming

Last night as I watering the cotton plants, I noticed the Nankeen cotton  had a bloom.  It very quietly bloomed during the day.  I was a sad to have missed it but happy to see progress.  Hopefully, I will catch the next bloom in its full glory!

Nankeen Cotton Bloom

Nankeen Cotton Bloom

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Glimpses of Beauty

field of sunflowers

sunflower and bee

Sunflower and Bee

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Cotton: Squares

Nankeen Brown Cotton Square

Nankeen Brown Cotton Square

Cotton Garden

Cotton Garden

Cotton square : Another view

Cotton Square: Another View

It’s been a while since I posted about our cotton plants.  Unfortunately, only one plant from our first batch survived so we planted more seeds. Right now, we have two cotton plants, one green and one brown that will probably produce some cotton.  We have cotton squares on the Nankeen brown cotton and Erlene’s green cotton is starting to form little squares.  The other plants will hopefully produce some lovely flowers. Next year, we will try again.

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Hay Lessons: Addendum

One of the best aspects of living in the country is having friendly neighbors who are willing to share their expertise and lend a helping hand, literally. Since we could not cut and bale the remaining hay, our neighboring farmer cut and baled the hay.  Our field yielded 15 round bales @ 600 pounds each; this is approximately 250 square bales. That’s impressive to us for our first harvest!

Hay Bales

Hay Bales

Hay Bales: Another View

Hay Bales: Another View

 

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