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Fall Shows...

Posted by Lewis White on

Leaves are beginning to drift to the ground and the fall shows are rapidly approaching.  Little Barn will be attending New York Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck, N.Y. and SAFF in Fletcher, N.C.  Some of the shows haven't been as busy in the last 3 or 4 years.  This fall we hope to see a lot of folks attending and celebrating all things fleece and fiber.  Let's show that hurricanes & disgusting politics cannot keep sheep & fiber people down! We will be posting to this blog regularly as we begin stocking and packaging for the festivals.  To get things...

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I Think I Missed Spring...

Posted by Lewis White on

I had every intention of keeping a more regular blog this year.  Yeah.....that didn't happen.  Somewhere around the last of April we lost our internet service and spent almost 6 weeks trying to resolve the issue.  Honestly, I've had dental surgery that was easier than trying to get technical support from a cable company.  4 service appointments that ended in "no shows", more calls than I can count, emails to corporate headquarters, completely re-cabling from the road and inside the house.  The problem?  We have a gate on our driveway.  Evidently, according to most utility services you are no longer...

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Winter....

Posted by Lewis White on

Winter 2016 is pretty much over.....such as it was.  Unseasonably warm with intermittent days of cold.  Sort of like riding a temperature roller coaster.  After the drought last year, we had hoped to be able to re-seed the pastures but the early spring temps haven't given us that opportunity.  Here's hoping that nature can repair itself and we have lush grass for the spring lambs.  Winter was spent gathering eggs.  These silly birds of ours didn't realize they were supposed to slow down the egg production during winter.  Every month the egg tally has grown by 100.  (Not kidding about...

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Preparing for Fall.....

Posted by Lewis White on

Fall is officially here and we haven't had rain in.....I don't remember.  What little ground we gained in rainfall we have lost twice over.  Way too early to start feeding hay but that's exactly what we are doing.  Problem is that hay is in very short supply locally and what is available is junk.  Mrs. LB has always argued that if you have to clean half the weight of the bale off the ground as waste, you didn't save any money buying those cheapo light weight bales.  Over the years I've heard that lecture many times (complete with dry erase...

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Additional thoughts about rain......and sheep

Posted by Lewis White on

Just when I said we were burning up from lack of rain.......we've begun to slowly slide into our usual burning sun--rain--can't breath from the humidity cycle.  For two or three days now we've been having pop-up thunderstorms.  Yesterday's storm was a real pip!  Front field was clean and 2 hours later we had this.  Good ol' Alabama twisty wind brought down most of the side of this oak.    Just thankful that none of the animals were out front when it happened.  The lambs were in the barn & the main herd in the big field.  The drafts, of course,...

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