Amy and Pearl

Amy and Pearl

Our little micro farm in the back yard is doing fine.  Two new members of the sheep herd are Amy and Pearl.  They are Romneys, a sheep known for their fine wool. They originally came from a lush, wind swept region of southeastern England evolving from medieval long wool breeds.  In the early 1800s the breed was recognized as Romney Marsh sheep. (my 4H’ers have taught me everything I know)  Anyway they are cute and have a great personality.

This has been a great year for the vegetable garden!  Everything is growing in leaps and bounds.  We have had many meals which have included fresh lettuce, kale, and asparagus.  I can’t wait for each of our garden treats to mature.

The chickens have been working overtime.  We have found that they love vegetable scraps which we normally would compost.  I think we have the most contented chickens on the block.

Rosie Guarding the Snow Peas

Rosie Guarding the Snow Peas

Tuscan Kale

Tuscan Kale

First Strawberry

First Strawberry

Eggs

Eggs