Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Micron Tests the micron samples gathered up, bagged and labeled.  Off to Colorado with them, whew.  As I'm patting myself on the back later in the day, I suddenly realize, I didn't include my check with the samples.  Aaarrgghh, will my absentmindedness never end?  Just when I think I might be on a roll, reality rears it's ugly head, but my dear, sweet husband just reminds me that I have so many things going on that I couldn't possibly remember every detail.  And, THAT, is why we get along so well.  Ok, so maybe that's not the only reason, he does put up with my endless parade of animals on the place, feeds them, drags me around the countryside to purchase and look at them and does the majority of the manure handling.   It's not like the shetlands have money pouring into our farm, and I'm pretty sure I could get eggs up town cheaper than they are to raise, but there's just something about knowing that your food isn't full of chemicals and that the animals were treated with respect that makes it all worth it. 
Did I mention that the micron samples were from 2009?  GRIN.  Now, on to the 2010 samples! 
Heading for Stephen place this weekend to pick up a ewe and Karen Valley will be meeting me there with 4 sheep I'm purchasing from her daughter.  I am pretty excited to get to Stephen's farm and visit with someone as knowledgeable as he is regarding shetlands,  Karen has been a huge help to me as well, and I always enjoy speaking to her about fleece and sheep.
 Ta ta for now......

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Mike and I

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