Ramshackle

There are many unpleasant words I regularly associate with “farming”:  dirt, manure, hard labor, loss, manure (repetition intended), and…ramshackle. I’ve never been a person my friends would associate with the term “ramshackle” but most of my friends haven’t seen me since we started farming.  And while we started out with the best of intentions, to … Continue reading Ramshackle

Lambing 2017

Well, it’s been a bit brutal.  I always wondered why other farmers don’t post “during” lambing time and now I understand – it is a busy, non-stop, somewhat sleep-deprived time…or, I should say, it can be that way.  I guess this was our year… Last year was easy.  We had two pregnant ewes and for both … Continue reading Lambing 2017

Where to begin…

A beautiful sheep farm in Virginia…that’s where it began.  I don’t think either my husband or I would have pictured ourselves as sheep farmers, even six months before this photo was taken, but now, eighteen months later, we are awaiting the arrival of our second season of lambs. This photo though was taken just prior … Continue reading Where to begin…