Yessiree, three of the little squirts will be heading to lush new fields (we are keeping this news from those who are left behind) either Sunday or next weekend. Although I did end up parting with a lamb that I had intended to keep (Juni), I am happy that they will have a good home and even happier that I will have three less mouths to feed! Their new home is a large (70 acre) reclaimed horse farm a couple of hours from here. They wanted Juni because he is the only ram lamb that wasn't wethered and they want to breed Icelandics. I will miss his knobby little head and funny blat-blat voice. But I WILL NOT miss Hazel's glass-shattering baas! I figure, with 70 acres, they won't notice what a bigmouth she is.... Ah, but I am sure it will be very noisy for a time after their departure.
The ducks may be going to a new home as well, as soon as the person who answered my ad and I get our connections connected. Things are settling well towards winter. I aim to make my life a little more streamlined this year.
The last of the corn went into the canner this morning!!! Yowsah! Just as I was about to pat myself on the back and put my canner away, I discovered a ton o' beans on the vines. Looks like there is still some canning in my immediate future. At least the canning time is a lot less. My poor dogs haven't been on a nice long walk all week - I don't ever leave my pressure canner unattended for more than 15-20 mins. I have permission to walk the perimeter of my neighbor's field with the dogs so, if it doesn't rain Sunday morning, I will make it up to them. It is a very LARGE field and I am sure there are lots of interesting things to see (and smell), so they will be very happy dogs.
Today I am wearing a skirt. I am adding this to shock my friends.