N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Friday, July 04, 2008

Good-Bye Bridget

Yesterday I lost two sheep to a coyote attack. I spotted Bridget lying in the middle of the pasture and as I went out to get her, Celeste ran screaming up to me with only two of her three lambs. We found most of it over by the fence. We have been very fortunate with all of the electric fences and Rueben on guard, our sheep losses have been nil and duck losses way down since having a guard dog, but this was sad because it always seems to be the pets that go missing. Here is a photo of Bridget with one of her daughters taken last week, Farwell

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Happy Canada Day

We are fresh back from the huge yard sale in the Village of Embro, loaded with stuff for the impending grandchild. I usually have to work all the holidays, but this year I was lucky enough to be off and to be able to participate in some of the activities offered. Embro is hosting the Highland Games today and the village is hopping. The sun is shining and it isn't too hot. No onee around here has been able to get a decent cut of hay due to the rain, so hopefully what was cut this week can dry and barns can start to fill. Enjoy your holidays.