For sheep, it's all about the food and drink. All day long. Besides water which The Farmer puts into big plastic troughs, the sheep love to eat snow. They pick at it just like a kid does. The water in the trough freezes pretty quick these days. It gets tipped over and the ice gets knocked out. Then we fill it up again - it stays unfrozen long enough for everyone to get a drink.
I love when they lift their head out of the snow and look like this!
Here's another new arrival. This mama is quite old and I fear it may be her last lamb. She does look wiser than the rest, doesn't she? Her lamb got right up and hopefully he will be nursing when I return later to the barn. The Farmer is on the job making sure they all are doing as well as they can.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.