Multiplication.

I feel somewhat like a pregnant mother of triplets must feel.  Minus the pregnancy… and the food cravings.  Unless you count chocolate?

At an auction in Texas, John purchased 16 more sheep to be delivered in the weeks to come.  Check out some videos of the auction on the Apricot Lane Farms Facebook Page.  Plus, 5 of our current 6 ewes are preggo.  Flavio and I can confirm #5.  George the Ram wasted NO TIME.  So, the gas peddle is firmly inching towards the floor.  And the good new is, this ain’t no shotgun wedding. We’re pleased as punch.

George the Ram

John & Raul letting the sheep out in the morning.

We’re beginning to get the hang of how sheep operate. I’ll tell you one thing – they are nervous creatures.  Way more skittish than dogs, goats – almost as strung-out as chickens.

Guppy the goat and her kid, Beavis.

Guppy the goat, on the other hand, she’ll hang out with just about anybody, if you give her a little molasses feed.  She suffered a pretty good cut last week, resulting in the need for a daily shot.  As long as we fed her, she couldn’t have cared less.  Not even a flinch.  And, she’s fine, now, by the way.  Healed up nicely.  Her little boy, Beavis, is in the picture above.  You guessed it… he butts his head constantly.  George has been completely docile so far, but this little guy, all in good fun, will take out your knees if you aren’t careful.

John herding the sheep & goats to the pasture with the help of Sage & Todd.

So, we’re learning.  And for the moment, things are humming along just fine.  I’m sure another whirlwind is right around the bend, on the farm there’s always something, but for this very minute, the sun feels warm and the air feels light.  Times such as these, I like to spend a bit of time in the kitchen and make something familiar.  Not necessarily comfort food, although that works too, just something reminiscent of family and maybe, picnics.  Here’s what’s been working for me this week.  It’s a family favorite and about time I shared it with you.


Click HERE for the Mom’s Pickled Beets and Eggs recipe…

5 comments


  • Your posts just make me smile!!! I would love to come out and see how things are going whenever you are ready. I like to expose my kidlets to as many wonderful farming experiences as possible! And I just love what you guys are doing. :)

    October 1, 2011
  • Aww.. they are all so darn cute! Loving these stories about your farm!!!

    October 2, 2011
  • I just love those beautiful sheep. Their faces are so adorable!

    October 2, 2011
  • It is so fun and cheery reading about your farm animals! The beets sound wonderful By the way…your muffins are featured in my Pumpkin Happy Post re-cap today :)

    October 3, 2011
  • Pickled beets and eggs are indeed wonderful. I love how they make the eggs pink when you jar them together. And I really want to go to the sheep auction with you next time you’re in Texas please!

    October 4, 2011

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