Post date: Oct 31, 2009 5:03:14 PM

It is fall here. Damp, foggy morning as I walked to the barn to feed and water. Rocky and Clyde (two of this years lambs) came up to the gate to be scratched. I love the smell of hay and just the smell of the barn. The barn is full of hay and straw - so we are ready for winter. Sven, our ram, is in with the girls now. I knew he was at the feeder by his smell. He gets stronger as breeding season gets into full swing. But I guess the smell is very attractive to the girls.

I have a fire in the woodstove in the shop. I am skirting fleeces there. Got another lamb fleece done this morning. As I work it gives me time to think - about life, the farm, our kids.