Monday, July 29, 2013

Another Beautiful Rainbow

A couple weeks ago, a powerful storm went though our area. We are thankful that we were spared from the damaging hail. About a mile away, crops and gardens were heavily damaged.  

The rainbow after the storm was a beautiful reminder of God's love for His people.

The beautiful supernumerary rainbow was one of the brightest we've seen.  

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Takin' a Break

 Earlier this week we took a short break from our farm chores and headed to the mountains. Our destination ... Yellowstone National Park. We live so close to the Park that we can easily visit it on a day trip.

 We drove over the Beartooth Mountain Pass on our way to Yellowstone.

 The Meyer Family at Beartooth Lake

Once inside the Park, we enjoyed seeing beautiful mountains, rivers, animals, and wildflowers.

We stopped and hiked up to Trout Lake. This is one of our favorite lakes!

Doug, Sally, and Emily

The views were spectacular and we enjoyed hiking around the lake.

The flowers were in full bloom!

 We were privileged to walk on trails lined with purple, yellow, red, blue, and white flowers.

Lord, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. - Psalm104:24

The Lamar River Valley in Yellowstone was teaming with bison. We saw thousands of them grazing and resting along the river.

We made it home by chore time and our sheep were happy to welcome us!

God's creation was so beautiful!  We were thankful to get away for the day and relax as we drove through the mountains. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Winner Is ...

Gifford !!

Thanks to everyone who voted in our Cutest Lamb Contest!

Friday, July 5, 2013

First Hay Cutting of 2013

The cool, wet spring we had this year was excellent for growing grass. After the storms moved out of our area, we had some hot, sunny days to finish growing the grass. Our fields were soon ready to harvest. 

 Our neighbor came over one evening and cut our hay with his swather.

 The hay fields yielded large windrows.

 After the hay had dried and been baled, Benjamin stacked the hay with his bale wagon while Doug supervised.  Each load weighs over 3 tons.

 Here comes a load of delicious hay in from the field! 

We ended up with 64 large round bales and 685 small square bales. 

The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. - Proverbs 27:25

New Etsy Listing For Belvedere's Fleece

Belvedere's fleece is now for sale on Etsy. 

Our Romney ewe, Belvedere, produced this pretty, gray fleece. Belvedere was coated and her fleece has been heavily skirted and picked. The resulting wool contains very little vegetable matter. 

Her average staple length is 4.5 inches. Belvedere's fleece has even, defined crimp along the lock. Her fleece is moderately soft and has lower than average lanolin. Belvedere's fleece was shorn this spring and weighs 4.5 pounds.

A Rainbow After the Storm

The beautiful view from our farm!

The Lord is good to all: and His tender mercies are over all His works.
Psalm 145:9

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Olive Gives Birth!

Olive recently delivered her first calf. We named her little girl, Pimento!