First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021

It’s three in the morning on Sunday. I am listening to the steady downpour of rain on the tin roof and wind. The entire week has centered around this one day. Every day preparation for this storm and next week when we are not able to bring in supplies to the farm by kyack likeContinue reading “First week of Spring or “Let the Games Begin”: This Week March 22 – 28, 2021″

Springing up: This Week at Kind Fibers March 14-20

It was a good, full week on the homestead. The Earth began her magical transformation from a drab and barren pallor to green and vibrant robes adorned with yellow, purple, and blue flower gems. Even the sky adorned her with an azure crystalline crown. Even with the green coming up we are still feeding hayContinue reading “Springing up: This Week at Kind Fibers March 14-20”

How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)

Last month we laid the groundwork and frame for discussing the external common problems faced by shepherds and sheep. To read that post – Click Here. Following that framework we are starting off with Hooves. This month we are heading into the actual problems and how I treat them. While I may be a seasonedContinue reading “How to Treat Common External Problems in Sheep : Hoof Problems (Shepherding Series Installment Four)”

Raising Goslings in a Danger Zone

My last trip to see my grandmother shortly before her death in 2008 also involved geese. She had moved to a house that had a shared pond and a few geese. It was then that she taught me how to handle and tame geese and I asked lots of question about them. It was the last piece of farming and traditional skills she left to me. So, when I was given a mean old gander and two hens as a farm warming present in 2014 by my neighbor I was elated.