Farm To Do List

So we have a long to-do list.  The most urgent matters go to the top of the list, and everything else just sits there, waiting.  Today and yesterday, shearing the old sheep moved to the top of the list due to the hot temperatures recently.  Yesterday I “sheared” Wilma and today I did Heidi.  Here is Heidi at the beginning:

Heidi being sheared

The problem is, because I waited they are felted practically to the skin.  So getting the wool off of them was a chore.  I was snipping under the felted part just above the skin and trying hard not to cut their skin.  Hers she is partially “shorn”:

Heidi partially sheared

Calling it shearing seems too nice. But here she is all done:

Heidi sheared

It is not perfect and there were a couple of nicks, but she should be much more comfortable now.  She is fifteen so comfort is especially important.

The other item that went to the top of the list is getting the garden planted.  If the plants do not get in the ground now, there will be no veggies in the fall.  So yesterday and today I planted the cucumbers, squash, melons and eggplants.  Here are some of the squash and melons.

squash and melons

The garden this year has been a complete disaster and a complete success at the same time.  The extremes are the worst we have had.  Here are some of the failures:

tomatoes

tomatoes

more tomatoes

more tomatoes

even more tomatoes

even more tomatoes

bell peppers

bell peppers

rosemary

rosemary

dill

dill

fennel

fennel

But here are the successes:

lettuce

lettuce (one of three thriving containers)

potatoes

potatoes

one potato plant

one potato plant

peas

peas

corn

corn

more corn

definitely knee high

So a couple of things off the to-do list but a lot more waiting.

On another note, Rosalie and Truffle are doing well.

Rosalie and Truffle

And the book they were named after is very cute.

 

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6 Responses to Farm To Do List

  1. Jeanne says:

    Wow! You’ve put a lot of work into your garden, and it’s looking great. It’s way ahead of my daughter’s, but she’s a new gardener. Our garden is about 12′ x 13’… We don’t have a very big lot.

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    • Jeanne says:

      P.S. Can you please remind me of the title of the book about the two piggies? I don’t have the time or the gumption to go back and look for that blog. And where did you get it?? Maybe Amazon would have it?

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    • Donna says:

      12 by 13 is a good sized garden. We should, of course, be doing more but I am happy with successes we do have.

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  2. FullyFleeced says:

    It is really slow going getting felted fleeces off- I’ve dealt with that with Frank and Felix, but ‘m sure that Heidi and Wilma appreciate your efforts getting them out of their heavy coats 🙂

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