Lassie & Berry have a new home

Here they are, meeting & greeting their new pals.
28 llamas are little intimidating, but lots of pygora friends to play with. They are on a farm on Whidbey Island where they will join the fiber-production business.
Meanwhile, at Seven Trees, the battle has begun – keeping Newt & Crichton from using the tater patch as a toilet. Ugh!!!
Nettle season is just about over. We didn’t get as many as last year, probably due to all the changes we’ve made to the micro-climate. Next season we’ll probably harvest some from the woods across the road. Garden activity has changed over from planting to watering & weeding, and a few lettuce plants are getting close to pickability. The ancient apple tree we cut back so hard has a ton of blossoms, but it’s too early to tell how many of them are setting fruit. And we need to get a couple of pear trees before it’s too late to plant them.
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4 thoughts on “Lassie & Berry have a new home”

  1. Berry is a B fleece, which has something to do with having guard hairs, but still being fluffy as cashmere. They do a micron count to establish the fineness of the hairs, but we didn’t get that info. It was really awesome to have a baby born at Seven Trees, but goats have such a frantic, nervous energy….It was a great learning experience, to learn about a breed all the homestead magazines and websites touted as the wonder-critter for all ‘steads. But just like cows aren’t for everyone, neither are goats. We’re much happier with our laying hens and potential milk cow.

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