Things are extremely busy here and my poor little blog is suffering. I’m sorry all. Just know I am thinking about you and trying to fit a post in here and there. Preparations are continuing for the upcoming classes at the farm. There is still room in both the Aug 1/2 and Aug 15/16 classes so if you are up for an adventure in the country, check out the website here.
Julia is now officially on the insulin pump. We spent all day at the hospital on Tuesday, testing out her pump and seeing how she would react to the continuous insulin. For the first few weeks, there is a massive amount of record keeping including getting up every two hours all night long. I am hopeful that in the long run, the insulin pump will keep her healthy and more regulated. But right now, the pump is running our lives. You’ll probably notice that Julia’s pump is PINK. She wanted to wait until she could get a pink one instead of black. Once they were available, she signed right up.
The Farmer and I are taking turns at the four Farmer’s Markets we committed to this summer. We’re trying to be at Bernardston (Tuesday 4 to 7), Turner’s Falls (Wednesday 3 to 6), Northfield (Thursday 4 to 7), and South Hadley (Thursday 1 to 6). The photo below shows our little set-up at Turner's Falls. All these markets are running us ragged but we are getting lots of nice comments, repeat customers, and some people are even driving up to our self-serve farmstore to purchase meat. It is encouraging.
Yesterday was a long and really hot day of sheep shearing. I’ll be back to you next week with photos of that. We are relieved it didn’t rain and that it is all over. What an exhausting day. We had to miss two Farmer's Markets but it had to be done.
Have a great weekend everyone!