...... miserable day here! I guess we should expect it since it is the end of February. We had 6" of very heavy wet sloppy snow this morning. School was cancelled and the roads are an absolute nightmare. Supposed to be the same tomorrow. Western Mass in February! And we still have mud season to look forward to.
When I first moved here, I didn't have a clue what "mud season" was. If you do not live on a farm, you really cannot fathom the term. I will just tell you all that "mud season" is a real season - approximately 4 to 5 weeks, depending on the year, when the ground gets soft, the frost heaves, and we walk around ankle to knee deep in mud and muck. Even writing this makes me wish I could get out of town soon. I cannot leave, unfortunately. I will have to tough it out and know that it will get over. On some British blogs I read, I've seen daffodils and snowdrops. How is that possible????
The ewes and lambs are still doing their thing. More babies - even if the crazy numbers aren't happening, there is still a lot of new life in the barns. Our diligent record keeping is faltering. We do know that there have been more than 200 little new lives added here.
This photo is for my extended family who always shudder when they have to ride in my truck. No wonder it looks and smells like it does. It frequently has passengers with four legs who do not bark. I do have a fabulous plastic liner thing but still....
The older lambs are growing like crazy.
I've been trying to get a video of the lambs racing around in the evenings. Here is one I took the other night while we were feeding hay to the ewes. It was almost dark and it is not the greatest but you get the feeling.
The wonderful Adaliza has just finished her Carnival Crochet Blanket using my Julia yarn. Please check it out here! What a bright and happy way to brighten up a gray day. And love the photos. What a location!