This summer has been fleeting, and I for one am not ready to move into Fall. Not that I don't love Fall, I do....I just dread what comes next!
Mike mowed the pastures twice this year, trying to rid our fields of the thistle and burdock. We are hoping that it helps in the long run.
The sheep have had an abundance of grass and browse this year. With the temps being moderate, we really didn't experience a slow down of grass growth, like we normally do in the heat of summer.
We have had some hot, humid days this week. You can usually find the sheep in Mulberry row during the heat of the day, and out browsing during the evening when it cools down.
This is our one and only Blue Faced Leicester. I bought her from another farm this year, she is "middle aged" but I am happy to have her here. We are trying to find a BFL ram to breed her to this fall, so we can have some BFL lambs. I would like to have a few more in the flock.
Earlier this summer we noticed a plant growing in the barnyard that I thought maybe was squash. We finally figured out what it was...Pumpkins. We threw some pumpkins out there last fall...how nice that we were gifted with some new pumpkins this year. It was a fun surprise!
How do you feel about summer winding down?