Well, here on the farm this year we are having a real Canadian winter : snow, freezing rain, rain, and so on!! On the other hand, we did not have very cold temperatures for this month. But hey, winter is not over: still more than a month to go !!
Here are some photos of the snow and ice we had.
We are really lucky not to have had the freezing rain New Brunswick had last week. There are still some people without power !! (Our thought for the day!)
January is traditionally a slower month on the farm. Its a good time to catch up on chores and breathe a little between the Christmas rush and the exciting busy spring to come. With the kids being born, shearing and letting everyone back into the pastures (all the fences need to be checked) the months ahead won’t be restful.
As you know everything depends on our goats having beautiful, thick healthy fleece. So we carefully watch our goats, making sure they do not have lice. If we find Any sign of them we immediately treat them so that these damned bugs do not contaminate the whole flock! (It already happened in the past, it was a disaster and I won’t let it happen again!!) For now, all is under control !!Here is an example of a damaged fleece: you can see how badly the locks are felted and damaged!
Its a time of year when thoughts turn to spring and the garden we will be planting. We have received our seed catalogues and are ready to make our orders !! We have wonderful projects planned!! We will tell you more about them in the beginning of Spring !!