Month: April 2014

sunshine on my shoulders

sunshine on my shoulders

When I saw this little lamb sitting, smiling, basking in this ray of sunshine, I couldn’t help but think of this song. Maybe it’s because of the fact that we saw Gordon Lightfoot last night but the only way I can think of wording my […]

on friesian fibre

on friesian fibre

East Friesians are a specialized dairy breed but we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the quality of their wool. While certainly not known as a higher end fleece, the reality of it seems to outshine the metrics. With a diameter of 35-37 microns this places it […]

meet bean

meet bean

Yesterday morning, quite unexpectedly, Dave came inside and exclaimed, “I’m a cow Dad!” Whaaaaaaaaat!? I was a whole mixture of emotions – excited, incredulous, happy… did I mention excited? Dave has been threatening that Tomato will calf “any day now” since February so I was […]

lemon sugar scrub

lemon sugar scrub

My friend Lori makes an amazing sugar scrub. It smells of oranges and leaves your skin feeling silky soft. I’m always sad when my supply runs out and will eagerly accept a jar (or two!) when she’s offering. I’ve been hounding her for the recipe […]

slow food

slow food

I mentioned yesterday that Dave’s birthday was this weekend. For a guy who has so many hobbies and interests, it’s surprisingly hard to come up with gift ideas for him. So for the last few weeks there’s been a whole lot of how about this? […]

our weekend celebrations

our weekend celebrations

It was a fun and exciting weekend here on the farm for a multitude of reasons. To kick things off, Dave got sheared. See Harrier Hill’s first-ever before and after below. I’m not sure which look I prefer – mountain man or close-cropped? I like […]