... Shearing. Which is Saturday. That is to say, the day after tomorrow.
Sammy finally posed nicely for me.
Bota is growing up and looking good.
Heatwave is a fairly new boy here. This guy LOVES to pose.
Logan posing. He's going to be a serious boy when he grows up. I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what he looks like shorn ... And what his fleece looks like off of him!
... That is, until next fall! Shearing is coming up in NINE DAYS. That is not a lot of days.
I didn't take that many this time around. This one belongs to Princess Leia.
This is Captain Logan Stormwrecker's fleece. It is starting to seriously not suck.
... Then, of course, there's 'Bota. I just ADORE this guy's fleece. I have not decided what to do with it once it is off of him. It will be shown, of course, but after that, it needs to be turned into something extra-awesome.
Coming soon to a 'blog near you: whiny posts about shearing day, followed by CUT fleece photos! (One would think that I like to photograph things ...)
It was a bittersweet day today on Howling Hill Farm, as we said goodbye to the last of our breeding herd of Scottish Highland Cattle. All four of our breeding cows have gone to live on a gentleman's farm, where they will be appreciated and well cared for.
We're going to really miss our bull, Sir Galahad, and we are so happy that he has gone to a farm that will appreciate him!
Lola, on the other hand -- the cow who did not want to get on the trailer two weeks ago, when the folks first came to pick her up, and who dragged Husband through the mud while trying to refuse a second time -- welllll, you will forgive us if we admit that we're going to miss her a leeeetle bit less.
Congratulations to Sally, the last of our ewes to lamb this season, who gave birth to two fabulous ewe lambs this morning!
Marge also gave birth to twin ewe lambs, and Betty gave us a single ewe. That brings our total lamb tally this season to six ewe lambs and one ram lamb. We'll take that!! (Now, here's hoping I didn't use up all my girls on sheep before the cria start arriving ..!)
The first five are all doing great, by the way. Seven lambs, six girls; all easy births, all good moms and all thriving -- yeah, we'll take that!
K writes this stuff, for some reason that has yet to become apparent.