Gardening

Putting seeds in good soil and watching them grow is deeply satisfying to me. Any day when I have soil under my nails and earth stains on the knees of my pants is a good day. Our part of Amherst Island is primarily limestone and rock-hard clay soil, requiring a great...

Hormones

The ewes are getting feisty and the rams are banging foreheads – sure signs of increased hormones. In the spring, the females are “anoestrus”, i.e. they do not ovulate. About 6 to 8 weeks after the summer solstice as the days get shorter, the cycles start again. They...

Grain feeder

Don, building the grain feeder he designed for the lambs, to feed with easier access and greater efficiency and way less spillage. Sorry...

Unloading Hay Bales

Jacob and Ian unloading hay bales up the laneway behind Topsy’s Frame House and Grey Barn. (Kyle’s pontoon boat in background, left.)   Jacob and Ian unloading hay bales up the laneway behind Topsy’s Frame House and Grey Barn. (Kyle’s pontoon boat in background,...