Well, at least the infrastructure is changing.
Last week the Mennonite crew showed up to replace the barn roof…down, up, done in three days flat! And in that crazy heat, too!
When Rupert had a “break” between irrigating and haying, he diligently worked on erecting the new fence around the “parking lot” next to the raspberries. We keep thinking of this as the “ram pasture”, but for the next little while it will serve as space for the small flock of Luke and the Spice Girls (yearlings acquired in January), as Rupert’s goal is to have lambs born over Christmas this year.
Note the outhouse in the background…fencing off this area meant fencing in the outhouse (we’ll move it eventually, but it was more of a priority to get the sheep moved to their new space). While the yearling ewes are quite sweet and timid, the workers seem a little dubious about jumping the fence and making a run for the loo as long as Luke is in there! For his part, Luke seems quite happy with the company, although he is just as eager to get a scratch from any visitor or berry pickers that pass by. It’s been hard to tell if the girls are jealous. ~ hj