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

 

 

By Published On: June 10th, 2014Categories: Miscellaneous5 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Erika G June 12, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Good morning Mr. Crisp,

    I follow you on Houzz and have been receiving your newsletter since last summer. I love your work and hope to be a client one day! I especially love reading your barnyard chronicles. The photo of the Romneys looks like its a painting. Beautiful!

    Best regards,

  2. James Crisp June 12, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Thanks, they are a lot of fun.

  3. Dorothy Cassara June 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Very refreshing to open your newsletter with all the absolutely wonderful pictures and information you bestow upon your audience
    What a special talent you have!! Love it..

  4. Brenda Waite June 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Hi guys-

    Great to see Rosie enjoying the garden, sheep and kids!! What else would an Aussie be up to!!??

    Brenda

  5. James Crisp June 26, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    She is so much fun! We love her.

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