Hay, Wool, and Sheep-that has what has been keeping me busy these days.
I have a local craft show that I decided to attend, so I have spent a lot of time in the mill and in my make shift fiber studio. Processing and dyeing wool roving for felting kits, that my friend (the felter) is putting together and for spinning kits that I am putting together. Dryer balls are always a big hit, so I have spent many evenings making those as well.
The sheep have been enjoying leisurely days in the pasture. We are getting ready to start weaning one group in June, and another group in July/ We decided to sell the lambs after they are weaned. We usually keep them until Fall, but decided against it this year.
We have quite a bit of interest in the Tunis lambs, so we have started taking pictures and getting paperwork around for the ones we are selling.
We have not have any replacement Border Leicester ewes this year (Thank you Tunis Ram) and have traveled a bit buying a few lambs, and we have also added a Blue Faced Leicester and more Romney. Trying to grow the flock.
Rain has made hay season a little bit stressful. They were able to bale it before the rain, and we have spent the day bringing in it the barn. The field is next door, but it takes several trips, with only two wagons to get it back here in the barns. We are still trying to decide if we like Round Bales better than square...
I still have not planted my tomato and pepper plants yet, that is next on the list. The garden will be small this year. We were hoping to get some more raised beds built, but it just didn't happen. I have to remind myself, that is just life and you can't do everything.
What has you busy this time of year?