The lambs continue to grow and are healthy and happy. Our normal pasture rotation has been somewhat disrupted due to all the fence building, but we’re not complaining. The entire perimeter is now complete, and most of the interior cross fencing as well. It should all be done by the end of September. It’s so gratifying to see the progress and the nice new fences standing up straight. It will take some doing for any predators to get through these!
We also made time to attend one of our favorite annual events- the Methow Chamber Music Festival. It features world class musicians who spend 10 days performing chamber music all over the valley. We went to the opening night concert and the closing night performance as well. It did not disappoint!
At the same time, we finally got around to getting electricity to the new barn. Bill dug the trench, and the electrician came and buried the line and hooked it up just yesterday. We now have outlets all over the place and can put the extension cords away. Another job checked off the list!
Speaking of chickens, our chicks that were hatched in April are getting all grown up now, and I’m starting to hear at least of couple of them try out their crowing. That means some more roosters for the stock pot. And for some reason this has been a banner year for broody hens. I had two more go broody, so I let them have at it. The both hatched out chicks within a few days of each other- one had 2, and the other had 4. I have put them together in the small pen, and although they tolerate each other, they don’t really get along. The Cuckoo Maran is definitely the dominant one- she will jump all over the Red Sussex if she feels that her space is being infringed upon. They are both very good with the chicks, though, and are all getting enough to eat and drink, so as soon as the chicks are big enough to avoid the cat, I’ll let them outside.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned for the next update!