Ah, Spring…

05/13/2010 at 10:29 am 3 comments

Good morning!

Spring has sort of arrived in VT.  We’ve had crazy weather, everything from 80 degrees and sunny to full on snowing in the last couple of weeks.  Thankfully, the grass is green and growing like crazy in the pastures.  The goats have been enjoying fresh grass every day.  They really love these piles of rocks that I’ve included in their enclosure of late.  I find them all standing around on them every morning.  There is occasional jockeying for position, who gets to be king of the hill…

Seymour is King of the Hill

And there is the occasional round of head butting…

Tallulah and Nola wind up

Everybody butt heads

But mostly they are just hanging out, enjoying the sunshine and  eating lots of nice green grass.  Things are pretty peaceful around the barn and pasture these days. 

This will probably change pretty soon.  I have found a llama.   He is currently up the road at my neighbor’s place, awaiting a hair cut and pedicure.  We were going to shear him and do his hooves and walk him down to my place last weekend, but between the rain all day on Saturday and the snow on Sunday, he was too wet for shearing, and it was too cold anyway.  So, we’re waiting for a window of nice weather, and time that both John and I are availalbe, and then the new llama will come down and meet the goats.   The llama seems to be a pretty chill guy, and John (along with many llama folks I spoke to at the NH Sheep & Wool Festival last weekend) thinks it won’t be a big deal.  The llama was born out in a field full of sheep and has been with a flock all of his life.  He’s a 2 year old gelding, who has not yet been named.  I’m thinking Viggo or Gunnar, but we’ll see what he thinks about that when we do the walk home.  Pictures of the new llama will be up soon.

My first sample skein...Mohair/Coopworth blend 2 ply

In other exciting news, I dropped my first batch of fiber from my first shearing off to be spun last weekend.  So, soon there will be yarn!

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Shearing photos at last… Quick Update…

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sara  |  05/13/2010 at 5:09 pm

    I just love watching them play on the rocks…they look so cute now that they have been sheared. Can’t wait to see the yarn!!!

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  • 2. Rebecca  |  05/14/2010 at 8:31 am

    Your goats look so skinny now that they’ve lost their long fleeces! I love the head-butting pictures. I’ll bet that Tallulah gives one mean head-butt!

    And I am so excited about the possibility of a llama friend! Keep us posted!

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  • 3. Deb Clemens  |  05/14/2010 at 10:26 pm

    nice post, great pictures!

    Reply

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