The lambs are here! They arrived last Wednesday and are cute as all get out. They'll be grazing this season with some of Glynwood's cows to protect them from coyotes. The flock of lambs and the herd of cows is called a flerd. Which is obviously my new favorite word. Right now they are bonding in the barn and getting used to each other.
The piggies are growing fast! I've fussing over them like a new mom. It feels good to take care of animals again and get back in the habit of making sure everyone is eating and happy. The pigs are in the barnyard until the ground dries out a little more and then they'll be out on some shrubby, woodsy pasture.
My microloan from the USDA Farm Service Agency came in just in time to get me over the hump of expenses that come in the Spring. It has been wonderful to be able to get a small loan now to be able to build credit for my business. Between the loan and my Meat Share members I've been able to buy my animals, fencing and get through my first feed order. It's such a relief that to have these purchases behind me. The lambs are coming in NINE DAYS. So exciting!
Leanna at Four Legs Farm