Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Liquid Gold and Liquid Brown

More snow - two nights in a row. I know it won't last long. It looks so pretty covering the hemlock trees in the woods. Winter, I will miss you.....

Just up the road, the sap is being collected in this very large 250 gallon tank. Our neighbors will empty it every day when the sap really starts running. Around here, we call sap "liquid gold."


Down at the farm The Farmer grew up on, where our sheep winter and spend part of the year, there's some black gold going on the field. The Farmer's brother (the other farmer) has been sharing his cow manure. Here, it is being spread on one of the fields that isn't too wet to drive on.


Looks pretty nasty, doesn't it? But it will help the pastures grow.


A yearling lamb birthed this cute little black and white baby yesterday. It's doing great. Very curious about my camera....


And then there is this......

11 comments:

Deborah said...

That's a cute little lamb. He's not the only curious one...

Molly said...

Oh how lovely your life is. Can't wait to have a farm someday. :)

Lyn said...

Arhh so cute, I like him!
love
Lyn
xxx

Kelley Hart said...

OMG, that link, liquid gold?! I don't think I can get my head around that idea. Have you used it?

marit said...

I'm a bit hesitant about that link...but I'd use whatever came off the sheep if I was able to "collect" it properly! Think I like the other liquid gold better-LOL!
Also- black gold=the smell of spring;-D

kate said...

love the snow pictures! We are in N. California- sprig here already- all is blooming- sunny- I want WINTER!

mascanlon said...

I did know whether to laugh or turn my nose up! Or both...lol.

Nanci said...

Yes, I agree with the liquid gold. I usually buy a gallon for the seasons to come.
Being of Acadian origin,I have lots of recipes for it.
So cute that little lamb. Too bad they grow. Reminds me of puppies!

Chris said...

Wow - how can I get that lamb? He is so funny!
I really enjoy your blog - even the harsh realities make me dream of farm life...

Chris
in beautiful Hesperus, Colorado

danielle said...

That lamb is so sweet! I could just nuzzle him!! Will he stay b/w???

bwilliams said...

The hemlocks in your photo look so healthy. Here in the Smokies we are losing a lot of ours to wooly adelgids; the ones that aren't dying look really sick. The mountains sides are dotted with gray ghosts where these giant trees stood; so sad.