Sheeeeep

L-R Sally, Bing, Sammy, Holly

Why do they pose in the most dreadful locales? They see me with a camera and run for the burn pile, or the anthill, or…

Sally is still nursing and skinny…and Bing…look at that moose…he’s the nurser…horns that won’t quit…and he’s almost as big as his dad, Sammy. Holly, who was so awfully sick in February has gained all her weight back and looks terrific!

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Pastured

Gulf Coast Native Sheep on Unimproved Pasture

Here they are…welll…they’re pretty far out there. Tom’s made some swathy passes through the blackberries…exposing lovely bahia for the baaaaas. There’s plenty of good pasture for them – so far – knock on wood and all that jazz.

Hot Enough to Knit!

Well, here’s the deal. The thermometer on the deck has read 96+ for the past two weeks during the day. We feed the critters, turn on the ol’ irrigation, and run for the house. Summer’s the best time for this ol’ bird to make art. Yeah, yeah, I know it isn’t officially summer yet. Tell that to my pole beans.

Here’s a little bit of fiber:

This is a 2-ply yarn of merino, alpaca, and rabbit. All fiber was dyed in the lock. Soft and lush. Mmm.

And this?

These are Gulf Coast Native blend rolags. I’ve decided to list ready-to-spin fiber on Dove’s Roost (etsy store). The darkest chocolate CVM/Romney, creamy Gulf Coast Native, some of that lavender bunny, some blue alpaca…well…this stuff is fun to spin.

On a farmy note…the lambs are as big as their parents now…Curly is still getting a bottle, because Tom lurvs to feed him…and Bing is still nursing a little, so Sally is a skinny bonz.

OH! Wait a minute…there’s something else you need to see!

Black Betty”s settin’ on 4 eggs…and we’ve been counting down…and we’re down to…5 more days! Should start hatching on June 11th.

On the music front…we played at the 59th Florida Folk Festival on Memorial Day Weekend, and had a totally wonderful reception…and a blast and a half, to boot. Played in Lake City, Florida on Saturday…and last night at the Gainesville Old-Time Dance Society (GODS) contra dance with a 2nd fiddler under the name Hot Potatoes. Flying Turtles String Band is having some fun this summer!

Kind of a crackpot update…but, it’s time, isn’t it?