|Mario in his last days on the farm|
|Marly joins the NBA|
Lost Laugh We recently lost a good friend and neighbor - Grace Marie. When Grace laughed, a throaty, open mouthed, teeth flashing laugh, my heart grew three sizes. I loved to make Grace laugh. I opened her trunk the other day hoping somehow she had stowed a vestige of her laugh there. I pawed through the clothes and books - no laugh. I have no doubt that Grace Marie and her laugh will grace our lives in someway, someday.
Sheep and Guinea Fowl
A local shepherdess sold us her flock of sheep. She wanted them to be raised on pasture and to lamb in the spring. We added a new bad boy to the flock - a texel/dorset ram. We are looking forward to seeing his offspring in spring. We raised guinea fowl for the first time this summer. The meat is dark and tastes like a cross between turkey and pheasant. Guinea fowl can fly fast and far. We raised them in portable pasture pens but when the lid was left open - about 30 escaped. They are now free ranging. They taunt us with their high pitched, insistent call knowing we will never catch them.
|Highland Cow skull|
|Hidden Pictures - find the hens, gazing ball, tractor and border collie|