On The Road

It’s been a busy week here at Happy Shepherd Farm. I think the busy started the moment I got here, actually. Every day there’s SOMETHING.  We were sitting here, talking to another farmer friend of ours and he asks us if we want 6 pigs. He was moving and thought he wouldn’t be able to…

Cleaning House – Well, Part of the House

I am only posting that picture in order to shame myself into organizing (cleaning) my sewing room, a/k/a studio. I have a problem with the word studio. It sounds like I’m a productive artist person – which tickles my guilt bone – because I SHOULD BE A PRODUCTIVE ARTIST PERSON and instead I am a…

Exodus Chapter 1

It’s been four years ……….. four years since the girls who are leaving us today, first arrived at Happy Shepherd Farm. It was called Poor Shepherd Farm back then. There was a lot of work, a dang lot of work, but there wasn’t a whole lot of green stuff, except for grass and weeds. Curious…

March 18 Two Days Until Spring!

Oh the days are getting soft! What a beautiful start to spring here in the woods of Southern Aroostook County we are having! Lest we get too excited, I have to remind The Shepherd of our last two end of winters. Everything was beautiful and green. In 2019 we set out my seedlings so they…

Mercury Retrograde and I Can Tell

There’s all sorts of neat Mercury Retrograde things happening these days. Like we have this tractor. This tractor is OLD. It’s OLD as in it was made in 1955 or so. It’s a John Deere M 50 and it has needed a bit of work. Right now? It won’t start. It has been in the…

Lambs Lambs Lambs

I figured out when we were supposed to start lambing this season. It’s not scientific, I just note the date our ram (Randy) won’t leave the girls alone. He had a bit of a rough time this year because we had several of his sons that were old enough to compete for the ewe’s attention….