Despite some recent crazy weather, including sleet/hail, Spring is definitely in the air!
Baby chickens are growing fast- now about 6 weeks old
and Yellow Chig is keeping a close eye on them
She’s such a sweet old gal. Yesterday I dug back in my photos to figure out how old she is- I was thinking she was probably about 6 or so, but it turns out she’s 8 years old! And still laying the occasional egg. She loves to hang out in the hoophouse and dust bathe in the warm surface soil, and I like to watch her enjoying her retirement. 🙂
In the hoophouse, the seedlings are coming on strong
And on the pasture side, I’ve gotten one sheep sheared. This year, first haircut honors go to Fiona
I even got it all in one go- except for her belly, which will need to be cleaned up later.
And I’m striving to wash as I go, so I don’t have a lot of raw fleece hanging around-
It’s a lovely creamy taupe color. Will be so fun to work with. Had some issues with felting along the mid-back, but those bits, with their curly tips, will make excellent toupees for future sock monkeys!
Not sure who will be next in the beauty salon, but there is a lot of fleece out there on the hoof right now. Check out Esther’s current style-
She’s a walking wool festival!
Have a good week everyone-