This and That

IMG_8287Rosie and Patootiebucket-fed lambsBrother 1 and Brother 2

It’s time to wean these lambs.  They’re getting big.dandelions and sheeppeppermintlambs eating hayThe lambs love their special alfalfa hay.  Every morning when I put in fresh hay for them, they quickly crowd around.colorful lambsI love seeing all these colors.Chihiro in the gardensheep and lambs on pastureThe shearers are coming June 7 & 9.  I think the ewes are ready to feel a little lighter.lilacspomeranian saddleback geesepatchesEnjoy the sun!

This week’s CSA box

crawford organics CSA vegetablesThis week’s CSA box contents:

a bunch of kale, spinach, a big head of lettuce, a bunch of cilantro, potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and a bag of popcorn.

I have quite few potatoes to use up.  I saw a good recipe for potato cakes, although I know Philip will vote for mashed potatoes.  Maybe I can make both!

Good morning!

ewe flockClarinet, Maggie, 2-twelve-in, and Dog SheepGAP step 2 nursery pigsThe first bits of sun shining in the pig nursery.katahdin polypay cross lambsThese lambs (the results of an unwanted visit from the neighbor’s ram) are eager for their morning bottle.katahdin polypay cross lambsbottle-fed katahdin polypay cross lambThey are, of course, very dear.pastured 7 year old chickenkatahdin dorset cross lambskatahdin dorset cross lambssandyAnd my brother’s dog who thinks she is our dog has learned to use the cat door.FriskaHave a beautiful Easter.

This week’s CSA box

organic vegetable CSA boxThis week’s CSA contents…

a bag full of salad mix, a big bunch of spinach, 1 onion, 3 leeks, 2 celeriac roots, 6 potatoes and a bunch of carrots.

I completely forgot to take a picture of the CSA box I got 2 weeks ago.  Didn’t even think of it until most of the vegetables were eaten.  I turned the kale I got into kale chips, made a white sauce with spinach that we ate with baked potatoes and bacon, roasted the carrots, beets and parsnips with mutton cubes, and mixed the cilantro with some mayo, yogurt and cayenne pepper for a dipping sauce for chunks of smoked ham.  And the salad mix made a great salad, with chopped apples and some local feta cheese.