BTW - I've set the dates for our 3rd Annual Holiday Open House - December 2 and 3. More info to come on that soon. Would love to see some of you here.
On the farm, we will be shearing the sheep within the next couple weeks. It's a big job and I am dreading it. Kevin Ford is coming with his blade shears and he is bringing two other blade shearers with him. It will take two days. The good thing is we will know how many ewes we have going into winter. We have checked with our vet to make sure the sheep will be okay and she said they will be fine. The late shearing will help The Farmer see the body condition of the ewes easier than if they had a full fleeces. He will be able to adjust their feed if needed. Less wool on the ewes will also make it easier for the lambs that arrive in January to nurse from their mothers.
I'm a bit nervous about being the only one to bag up all the wool. Anyone want to help? It's a long day and very physical but it is an experience you will never forget. Contact me through my email address kristinnicholas AT gmail DOT com.
Lately the mornings have been very foggy. The fog can put a damper on the mood around here but it sure is gorgeous. The photos in this post are from a few mornings here on the farm. When I look at them, they remind me of the colors in Scotland. It will take a while to get used to the new colors that are outside. By March I will be ready for them to be done. I'll just have to create with color inside while it is gray outside.
I'm making some plans for winter making after the holiday season is over. Do you have any?