Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Spring is arriving slowly

The grass is finally growing. We're at least two weeks behind the normal growth cycle. We have yet to have any really hot days. The farmer has been waiting so he can start moving around the sheep - splitting them up into different grazing groups and utilizing the feed in different pastures. I love this photo of the grass agains the giant trees and the blue sky. Isn't it amazing how a seed can grow and become such different things?

One group of about sixty sheep, mostly ewes, arrived at our house this past weekend from their winter quarters. It's so nice to have large animals around again. Phoebe and Ness, our Border Collies, are especially happy to have official work to do all day long. It's amazing how they can just fly over an electrified fence so quickly. What agility.

The sheep are as fascinated as I am. "Uh oh! Here she comes again to boss us around."

1 comment:

Peg-woolinmysoup said...

Lovely photos!
I would like a fleece from the beautiful 'chocolate' sheep! I might even start to learn to spin with a colour that rich!