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Reflections

Originally, this post was going to be titled Grieving Lessons; however, with the recent passing of a dear friend, I decided to focus on honoring those who have passed on.

This past winter was a devastating time for us. We said goodbye to Sam, our Soay wether  and  Rita our Australorp who died of ovarian cancer. Rather than go into great detail about their passing, I would like to say they made a lasting impact on our lives.  Sam was the leader of the flock; he had a beautiful fleece that I am going to process, spin and enter into Maryland Sheep & Wool for 2018 in his honor. His sibling Olympic is now the leader of the flock. Rita was a ninja chicken; no worm was safe when Rita was around; she was so beautiful when she became broody. I wish I had a picture to share.

We truly miss them everyday. Our pasture looks empty without Sam and the chickens are lonely without Rita.

Through all of the sadness, I tried to focus on what my dear husband always says to me…

“Are you better for knowing them” and of course I always say, Yes.

 

Sam and Olympic

Sam and Olympic

Rita

Rita

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Pasture: Full Access

Today, we removed the temporary fencing and gave the sheep full access to pasture.  Previously, the sheep had limited access to pasture until we were sure everyone would adjust without issue to their new home and pasture.

Abner, Winnie, Nettle, Sam, Olympic, Oregano and Parsley are very happy!

Sheep in Pasture

Sheep in Pasture

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Pasture Fencing

Our pasture fencing is finished, so our next step is running water and electric to the barn and sheep, of course. Coming soon!

Fence Posts

Fence Posts

 

 

 

 

 

Paddock

Paddock

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