This ewe is a triplet and we are hoping this year she will actually have them herself- her udders are certainly big enough can you imagine caring that around- I will get a picture of her standing to show you
Happily in the Jug with her little boy
The vegetables in the garden have been taking off- so have the weeds unfortunately. This year I have 3 gardens plus 2 beds of asparagus, one planted last year and one planted this year. It is hard to believe that last year I had only one garden and we had tons of veggies- this year I have 3 and I have run out of room to plant things! We have already eaten almost all of the radishes so I need to plant more and we have also been enjoying the spinach. Last week Ilana and I went to my grandparents place and dug up raspberries for us- I wish I would have gotten pictures. It was a wonderful time and my Grandfather truly enjoyed himself. Not getting around the best these days Grandma brought him a lawn chair to sit in- he kept moving it around the garden telling me where to dig then sitting back to watch me work:) I remember picking raspberries with my Grandfather when I was young- they also had strawberries but those are long gone. I think in all I have 27 plants, I am sure some won't make it, I am looking forward to the day when we have as nice a patch as my Grandparents.
Last week the farrier came to trim the hooves on the donkeys. Having inherited them we really knew nothing about them, like when they last had their hooves trimmed, how old, were they in good condition things like that . Volunteering for the Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue when I was younger we had a donkey that came in who had not had his hooves trimmed in 8 years! They should be trimmed at least twice a year some say every couple of months . The guy who came was really really great, he was kind to the animals and really patient with them. He figured they had never had a trimming and that they were about 3 year old. Which considering they live until they are in their twenties and sometimes older- we have many many more years with them! Once they were trimmed we moved them over to our 2 acre of lambing pasture. They will now live exclusively with the sheep. They are considered to be excellent protectors of sheep. Our biggest concern is coyotes getting in and taking our lambs.