19 January 2008

The approach of lambing season

Winter has settled in completely, and before long, there'll be lambs out in the pasture. This is always an exciting time of year, especially because we have not yet put the necessary infrastructure in place to allow us to effectively control the breeding matches - so it's very exciting to see what sorts of babies we will end up with! I'm very hopeful that we'll see some more Icelandic influence in the sheep this year.

Construction on the addition is moving right along - the main floor ceilings are all up, and there are actually lights that turn on when you flip wall switches! This is a big step forward from trouble lights and extension cords. The plumbers are nearly done their work, although we haven't got all the fixtures just yet, but heating and air exchange are well underway.

Tonight we are sitting in front of the fireplace, keeping warm indoors. My parents have been here for the week and they head back home Monday ... tomorrow, though, they get to be farmers for the day: it's sheep vaccination time, and the more hands helping out, the better!


  1. Anonymous11:36 pm

    Oh I love to hear about the animals and progress on the construction!! Isn't it great to be in the high-tech age???

    Love, AC

  2. Anonymous6:13 pm

    Bet you all sleep well tonite!!!


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