|If you biggify, you can see the top of the tree just past the blue feeders.|
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Sunday was a full day of rain. It literally rained all day and most of the night. This was followed by sleet, ice and snow. Just a little farewell gesture by winter. Let's hope it's a farewell gesture. I have a very tall birch tree in the back near the sheep. The ice brought it almost literally to its knees, if it had had any. If you can see past the blue feeders on the fence, you will see the top of the tree on the ground. It was amazing. I am so glad this tree can bend without breaking - but I am hoping that the two days of a little warmer weather will melt all the ice and allow the tree to reach its graceful height again before the snow that's predicted for later in the week.
The sheep are pretty much oblivious, as long as there is hay available. While putting out their mineral block this weekend, I was able to observe that two of the ewes are way ahead of where I thought they would be on the lambing front. From the looks of it, Cocoa(nut) and Freyda will be lambing this month. Eek. I need to clean out the hoop house and de-llamafy it, but they spent all day Sunday and most of Monday all crammed in there. Let's hope I have a chance this weekend. Two years ago, when Flora and Cocoa(nut) lambed, they picked the coldest, rawest day of the month. I am relieved that all four of them won't be lambing, one after the other. I wonder if I can get maternity leave?