Thursday, June 25, 2015

Late June Stroll

Hello everyone, as I have been quite busy of late I havent had the time to share photos.  Yesterday evening we went for a quick little stroll and I have a few shots to share with you.

We have a bit of a lull in colour in the garden at the moment.  Some of the irises are in bloom as is this Japanese Lilac.  

Horatio the cat is our resident clown.

  A view of a sheep pasture across the road in the early evening light.

A view of our old stone house from the road.  The fence provides us with privacy but also keeps our dogs on the property.  We have planted some young sugar maples along the road in between the large mature ones.

One of our many lambs. 

These apple trees seeded themselves and have been growing very nicely.  We have many varieties of apple trees which are visited by the many deer in our area.

Some of our sheep off in the distance.  Our fields are surrounded by a mixture of trees including apple and pear.  The sheep love to eat windfall fruit and in the fall are very excited about being moved to any pasture with apple trees.

 Earlier this spring we were concerned that we might experience a very dry year.  In fact we have had a great deal of rain and while the hay has been ready to cut the fields have been too wet to allow access.  This field was cut yesterday and the tractor became stuck in the mud a couple of times.  We have a small window of time in which to cut and bale hay and need 3 days of good weather in order to cut, rake and bale.  The forecast for the weekend is calling for rain again so we hopefully will be able to bale this field before the hay gets wet and spoils.

We were surprised to find a snake in our chicken run.  I imagine the chickens were rather surprised too!   As chickens are also carnivores I suppose the snake felt rather uncomfortable!  We didnt stay around to learn the outcome.  

Charlotte is another one of our cats.  She, along with her sister Chantal, were found in a cat carrier on the side of the highway by Cats Anonymous.  When we wanted to adopt another cat for our home we visited Cats Anonymous and after viewing all of the different cats decided that we wanted to adopt these two old girls.

Next week we will be taking several days to do some work around the farm.  If the weather cooperates I will have more photos to share!

~thank you for visiting~

1 comment:

  1. It was a lovely stroll....love your stone house and the field of sheep!