Since this is the first posting, I thought I'd give a run down of the past year or so, just touching on the highlights.
We bought a tractor with a backhoe, which has proved very useful for digging fence post holes and irrigation lines. Bill split and stacked all the wood from the 8 large trees we had removed, so staying warm this winter was a breeze! I was able to spend almost all of my time from November through March washing and dyeing our wool, and ended up with over 100 lbs of yarn. We also got another Maremma guard dog to help our two older ones with the guard duties. His name is Luca, and he was 18 months old when we got him. He adjusted right away and has settled in to become a very good hand. He is very alert and good with the lambs and works with the other two as part of the team.