It's been a really long winter here and although we know spring is around the corner - it is slow in coming. The sap stopped running so it is about time for all the signs of sugaring to disappear. I'll miss the old-fashioned buckets hanging along the trees on the sides of the dirt roads around here.
The dogs can feel spring coming -- although the rains sometimes get them down. I know they can't wait until the sheep are out on pasture so they can start doing their herding duties.
The sheep are loving lazing in the sun and trying to nibble what there is for grass although it is mighty short. They're not very patient though and this pasture is going to need a good rest for the summer so it can re-grow.
Our neighbors' cows are starting to come out of the barn although there really isn't much grass to graze on this hill. In a month it will be green and lush and they will be loving it.
This is our neighbor's Jersey cow. She and her human are our source of raw milk. What luxury - we drop off our gallon container during the day with $5 and at night, Kayla delivers us a warm gallon of milk.
The Jumper and her triplets are loving life. They tag along behind her all the time - so cute.
Spring wouldn't be complete without a brand new lamb. The yearling mama had a bit of a rough time but she is bonding nicely and hopefully the baby will find the milk supply.
The lack of green in the woods gave me one more opportunity to catch a wintery shot for an easy pattern which will be on my website soon. I had to bribe Julia to do this after school one day. Amazing how $10 will get her to try hard to look cute.