OK - so last time - I spoke too soon. But today - well - it's 75 degrees Farenheit - here's hoping!
So, earlier, I thought I would take a little wander around the pasture, take a few pictures, etc. etc.
I very quietly opened the gate by the pond and went in (all the sheep were up by the barn - and I didn't really want to be mobbed).
Guess I wasn't quiet enough - here comes the gang: Stampede!
Well - after much petting and scratching, I was able to resume my walk (when they discovered that Mom didn't have any cookies).
Anyway - you'll remember our tree that
came over by the pond - well - here's what's
left of it.
Kevin went out last week and cut it up.
We left the fallen tree out for the sheep - guess it
Peggy thinks there might still be a few leaves at the top.
This is Jillian - she's starting to look just a
bit raggedy. Jillian was bred in January - and
is due to have her lamb(s) in mid June.
I think it's time to give my shearer a call - see if he can come out for Mid-May.
My daughter gets home from University next week
- just in time to help out. I bet she'll be thrilled!
You can see how dry the pasture is getting.
We are supposed to get some rain in the next few days.
And in leaving - I'll leave you with a picture of "Fawkes."
Fawkes is a Red Phoenix rooster that I got earlier this year. He's still quite young.
He's quite a striking dude - don't you think? His tail is coming in quite nicely - and can grow up to 6 feet long.
I've put another picture here showing a phoenix with a longer tail.
I'm hoping we can get Fawke's tail quite long - but he will need a special
perch for this.