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Friday, July 09, 2010
I've think I will have enough yellow squash from one hill to supply most of the North eastern corner of Cadiz township, yikes. As for the potatoes, this is only a small portion of the early variety that we planted, not bad for our first year of tators. Peas are all done and green beans are just starting, most of them don't even make it into the freezer, as I graze directly off the plants!
Lots to do again this weekend, off to my 30th class reunion on Saturday, and Sunday is a bridal shower for my niece, so 2 trips to Byron is on the agenda. I was hoping to sort sheep and wean lambs this weekend, but that will have to wait. I'm also getting very anxious to be getting my last 2 lambs that I purchased home to their new pasture. Coming soon to OK Acres Shetlands: Crosswinds Nantucket.
Ta ta for now,
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Another member of the class of '80 here, but Nebraska is much too far away to be attending any reunions....ReplyDelete
I can not believe it's been 30 yrs! I try not to think about it too much. :DReplyDelete
Got both my "boys" home now, time for the long wait until next year's lambs, I'm so excited, it's going to be tough.
I see you have a few boys for sale, I have 3 left to sell, all polled carriers, 2 black and 1 moorit. Two boys that aren't good enough to be registered, so off to the "you know what" for them. Hate that part of the process. I got lucky last year and found pet homes for everyone.
I had to go "that" route for my ram Braveheart this year for the first time, and HATED doing it. Right now I'm down to one wethered lamb for sale, and his dam could also go if I found a buyer (the ram lamb I have advertised has a fiber pet home once wethered). Finding GOOD homes is the one thing that makes me pause before breeding season -- I don't want to produce more lambs than I can place!ReplyDelete
That's one of the reasons I culled to about 10 ewes this last year. The other reason was to just keep my best sheep and find some outstanding rams to improve my herd. If I'm going to breed shetlands, they are going to be good ones. lol (that's the plan anyway)ReplyDelete