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Long time coming, right? I can’t even blame it on the baby, more the constant wave of sick that’s hit our house since January 2nd when Will came home with the flu. Then we all had strep throat, then a cold, then Alston had pneumonia, you get the idea. And while I may be one […]

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Last night I checked the sheep at 7 PM and there was no sign of anything.  When Will rolled in at 2 AM, there were two lambs in the field, standing and walking and such.  Given the rain and cold, we were concerned about whether they’d survive the night, but tired was outweighing responsibility and […]

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Ok, so last year didn’t go so well.  I get it, we were rookie shepherds.  We weren’t prepared, had no idea what we were getting ourselves into.  On some level, we deserved it.  But this year?  This year I’m begging for mercy. Please don’t kill any of our ewes mid-labor.  No lambs too big to […]

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Hands down, the sheep represented the biggest learning curve for 2011.  I don’t know if I mean that in a good way, but we still own some, so that has to count for something.  I hope. In early February, we returned Zeus, our rent-a-ram, to his rightful farm.  A few weeks later, our neighbor’s puppy […]

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So I should be updating you on Thanksgiving and talking about preparations for Christmas, but I have something much more exciting to share.  Remember the sheep pelts that lived in my basement for two weeks?  I am happy to report, they are now luxurious rugs. I almost can’t wait to get out of bed tomorrow […]

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The five lambs we took to the abattoir were small.  Too small to be worth it for Rev Soup, but perfect for a fine dining venue, so we sold two each to l’etoile and Brookville, keeping one for ourselves.  This weekend, Will had some of his fellow wine dorks over, and since the theme was […]

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