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Archive for April, 2010

Snakes & fences!

April 29th, 2010 by Heidi

While the old wood fences are very nice to look at, they don’t so much as slow down our funny little sheep.


WillowGarden Garnish lambs

April 28th, 2010 by Heidi

As I mentioned on Sunday, we had the first of the WillowGarden Garnish lambs over the weekend.


April showers?

April 27th, 2010 by Heidi

Yesterday we were outdoors in shorts, this morning we woke up to ….


The new Ruis Dair Homestead

April 25th, 2010 by Heidi

Well we did it! We have moved. Friday was an exceptionally long day but with help from my Dad, Cheryl and Danielle’s truck, we got all of the animals moved and settled in. Steve and I didn’t get to bed till 4am!


Happy Earth Day!

April 22nd, 2010 by Heidi

Things are a little hectic around here, as we frantically try to get packed and organised. Today we went to the lawyer and got all the paperwork signed! I am trying to convince the sheep that Earth day would be a most appropriate day to have lambs! Plus I am terrified of the idea of transporting them when they are so close! Wish us luck!


And so it begins …

April 21st, 2010 by Heidi

I found this lovely harvesting basket on UsedOttawa and look what I found to harvest with it!


Two birds, one stone!

April 20th, 2010 by Heidi

The weekend didn’t just have people coming and going, we also sold all the quail and another of the ducks, leaving us with only 2 males and 8 females. Having the double benefit of providing a little extra cash and fewer mouths to feed.


Coming or going?

April 19th, 2010 by Heidi

Wow, where did the weekend go? Seriously we move house on Friday, this Friday and yet it doesn’t seem like five minutes since we decided to start considering the possibility! I must admit I am feeling a little stunned. Trying to get everything packed, everything organized, and get my work hours done, while running to the barn every half hour to check on sheep has me wondering if I am coming or going!


All seeded up and nowhere to plant!

April 16th, 2010 by Heidi

This year I ordered seeds from 3 places – William Dam Seeds, Salt Spring Seeds and Seed Savers Exchange.


Energy Audit Results

April 15th, 2010 by Heidi

If you have been following along for a while you might know that last year we had a home energy audit, and a couple of weeks back we had our follow-up audit.


Boys, boys, boys!

April 14th, 2010 by Heidi

It can be very difficult to decide what to do with boys! Deciding if they are up to breeding standard – and really that means they have to be pretty much perfect. If they are, should they be kept for breeding here, or sold? If they aren’t, is their fleece worth keeping them around as a wether or do they need to make that final trip to the freezer?


Lambing round 1

April 13th, 2010 by Heidi

The first round of lambing is complete, the five girls that we bought from Bill, already pregnant, in the fall have now lambed.