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.