Christmas was a treasured time spent with all of us together.
Fresh fruit, homemade yogurt, and apple cheddar scones (plus the chocolate goodies left by Santa in the stockings!) for breakfast.
Gifts from very generous hearts.
It was wonderful having Jason and Lydia spend the night Christmas Eve so they could be here with us in the morning before their hustle and bustle started.
Rachel’s favorite color.
Elaine stepping into the world of technology with her Nook.
Matthew’s wish come true.
A happy mama knowing all her gifts are the sweet lives of those sitting all around her.
Hope your Christmas was merry and may you have a great 2014!
Good-by, good-by to Summer! For Summer’s nearly done; The garden smiling faintly, Cool breezes in the sun. (from “Robin Redbreast” by William Allingham)
With fall here things are starting to slow down, become still…peaceful. Most of the lambs are gone now, the garden is done, grass has stopped growing, the air has lost almost all of its warmth, the trees are only orange and brown, and there is a coating of frost on the ground every morning…yup winter is coming.
The 2014 garlic bed.
The blueberry patch getting protection from the rabbits who feed on them through the winter, and clearing out unsuccessful raspberries for more blueberry plants in the spring.
Our poor peas, struggling to survive the heavy frosts.
Doesn’t she have the sweetest face?
It is getting close to the time when we separate out our breeding groups.
These are the three rams we will be using this year.
This is Blue. He has such wonderfully, big (blue faced) ears that look so adorable on his lambs.
Woody. He is also a blue face like Blue, but he has a much more stocky and compact build. We are very blessed to have such sweet rams.
And Martinique, the majestic one. While the two blue faced need higher quality grass to maintain body condition, this guy has gotten fat on junk.
Doesn’t he look like he was made to be standing on the rugged shores of the Shetland Islands?