The fields have rested and the grass is perfect for the sheep at St. Michaels. Bella and Sassy, the two jennys, are there with the sheep to help protect them from coyotes (see them way in the back?).
There have been indications of coyotes in the fields recently – we hope Bella and Sassy get the hang of this very soon!
Just a quick mention that St. Michaels is one of the most beautiful spots to walk, sit and reflect in our corner of the world (but don’t, unless you need some sort of shock therapy, ‘test’ the electric fencing by the sheep to see if it works. I can’t even write that sentence without shivering. As I discovered, it works!).
If you haven’t had a chance, find an hour or two to just sit in the fields and you will be rewarded!
By butterflies, migrating birds…
Photo by JK
And the smallest wonders of daily life in a semi-wild and natural place.
Once again, Double Brook Farm participated in the Hopewell Elementary Farm to School Day. Lindsay and Andrea spent the day giving students hayrides and answering questions about the farm from these budding farmers (ex. “Where do the animals take naps during the day?” and “Can you feed a sheep ice cream?”).
The kids loved the big bump in the field!
It was a perfect day to be pulled around in a hay wagon outside. A big thanks to the vegetable team for donating their time to the school.
And once again, our Martin Tract neighbor, JK, has captured the essence of a morning on the farm, as the fog rolls over the fields. Thank you for sharing this photo!
Photo by JK.
So the piglets were snoozing peacefully over at the Martin tract.
But then a couple of them got this great idea…to tussle!
Until they got tuckered out. And hungry.
Sometimes it’s best just to have a space of your own. And relax.