On Sunday, May 22, 2011, as we were preparing for the sheep to be shorn, we noticed someone who thought that the grass (or hay and silage) looked tastier on the other side of the fence! Preston had escaped!!! As this was his first adventure out of the pasture by himself, he did not go very far (we think he might have been scouting out the area for future adventures with his friends--Pixma, and Al ). However, he became distracted by the rumblings of his four stomachs and stopped to snack on the hay and silage. That is where we found him and we quickly directed him back to where he was supposed to be, and although he seemed glad to be back with his mother, we caught him consulting his friends about the pros and cons of his escape. Here are a few pictures of how it looked.
The sheep was shorn a short while later. Here are some before, during, and after pictures of her makeover.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Spring is a very busy time of year for us farmers and this spring is no different!!! We have had several new calves born in the last month, as well as some other new arrivals. We have also been busy getting the gardens ready for planting and the fields ready for mowing. We also just filled up our freezers with fresh (frozen) beef, so please stop by to check it out, or you can see us at the Brimfield Farmers Market every Saturday from 9-2 in the Hitchcock Academy parking lot ( it's right off of Rt. 20 ). We may be at some other farmers markets this summer, so check back here or on our website rockyridgebeeffarm.com to find out. Here are some pictures of some new arrivals and what we have been up to.