While it hasn't become consistently a sunny summer paradise on the island and greater Washington area, the last few weeks have given us quite a few teases of what I hope true summer will have on offer. A few weeks back I saw that the forecast for my day off was supposed to be warm (66 degrees) but cloudy...but not rainy. So I asked W. if she might want to go to a beach and play games and enjoy the warm weather if not the sun. She was amenable, so we loaded up on snacks and activities and headed to South Whidbey State Park. Not only was it warm, it was sunny too! We played many a hand of Rummy 500 (most of which she won, regrettably) and enjoyed the sunshine and view.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
My foot was slow to heal and I was quite a bit of a limpy mc'limperson for a number of weeks after the initial injury...but it seems I didn't break anything, as now my foot is basically as good as new. I did have to miss a milking or two, and certain tasks that I enjoy doing - like hay delivery and sheep wrangling - were a bit more challenging. Lambs continued to be born in February and March. On this night I came down and found all the sheep out in the field instead of in the barn. At first it seemed like it was going to be a quick check with no lambs, but after standing and watching the sheep's eyes glow in the reflection of my head lamp, I heard the faint sound of a lamb making some of its first bleats. And so began a rather epic birthing. I picked up the lamb, which I used to entice the mother to come into the barn for the remainder of her labor.