Thursday, January 31, 2008

First lamb, first seeds in the ground

When we went out to check on the sheep this morning there was our first lamb of the year, a little grey and black part Cotswold ram lamb. He was on his feet and nursing with no problem. We just have a few sheep, this little guy makes 11, and only two ewes that we expect to lamb. Our ram is a colored Cotswold and the rest of the flock crosses between Cotswolds and Waldron mutt sheep, combinations of the breeds that have been brought over here for year, Suffolks, Romneys, Lincoln, and who knows what else.

And the first seeds are in the ground in the new hoophouse. Joel is experiemting with early plantings of greens under cover so there are lots of short rows of a lot of different things, spinach, bok choy, several varieties of Asian greens, arugula and cilantro. We'll see what happens. Hopefully we have greens earlier than ever before for market.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how precious are new baby lambs. I loved my hoop houses this past season. So did my cats!! Hope to see you at the Bellingham Farmer's Market when you are in town. Here's to an abundantly wonderful 2010. Joanie