The lambs have been growing and growing and everyone is looking towards spring. The lamb count is 264 babies so far.
Some of the lambs have figured out how to escape the fencing and have begun grazing the brown leftover grass from last fall. I wish they wouldn't because the coyotes aren't far away. Worry, worry but not a lot I can do about the rambunctious babies.
It is amazing to me to see that the grass is growing in other parts of the country and we are still under snow here. The deer are starting to come out of the woods in large numbers. Every evening, they pick at the ground in our sheep pastures. I have to take care when driving at dusk because there are so many deer herds crossing the roads.
Today I finally got a chance to take some photos of the lambs to share here. Aren't they getting big? It is so cold (again) and the mud is frozen - thank goodness.We are almost at the end of the Winter Farmers Market Season (one Saturday market left) and then there is a couple weeks off before the two outdoor markets (Tuesday Northampton and Saturday Amherst) begin again. I'm pushing leg of lambs for Easter and Passover!
Here's what one of the hills looks like close to our farmhouse. Still a lot of snow depending on how the sun hits the fields.
I thought I would share some interesting things I have seen around the internet lately. Here you go.....
1. If you are looking to get rid of some of your stash, you may find this post over at Design Sponge inspirational. For me though they remind me too much of the weaving I did back in the early 80's. I guess the trend is back again. Everything circles around, doesn't it?
2. Look at how these beautiful Wool Felt Ball Rugs are made here. I saw one of these in a swanky design store last year and loved it. I guess you could make one yourself. Seems like a perfect rug for a mod house. I'd like to step on one in the morning when I climb out of bed.
3. Look at these pillows with a print of Knit Garter Stitch on them. More mod looking graphics. There are several styles and colors.
4. Susan B. Anderson has a great post up about spring including photos of her latest toy - a sweet little bunny pattern called Bunny Love. Check it out here.
5. My food-writer friend Fran Brennan (who also happens to be a knitter) has just begun a great new website - Cookbooks365.com. Check it out and get a new recipe every day via the email feed. Fran and her partner in food Shelly Peppel used to write "Food News Journal" - it was a favorite food blog of mine.
Have a great week everyone.