Warmer weather

Aug 25 2012 Published by under Kangaroo Flat Lavender Farm

I’m not sure where winter went, I feel like I have slept through the whole season.  Yesterday I went outside and looked around and saw that the trees down our driveway were pink.   I must admit I had to take a big deep breathe, I am honestly not sure I am ready for the warmer weather yet because that means lots of work which means lots of energy, which I seem to be missing alot of lately. 

pink and flowers everywhere…

It was a little windy out and I didn’t think that any of the photo’s would be in focus (most were’nt) so I took a piece back inside.

The almond tree had flowers.

I then looked over to our orchard and could see colour there too. 

 I ventured out again this morning to hang the washing out, camera in hand, said hello to a bee, yes a bee, the weather is definatly warming up, the lavender is alittle while off yet and I am sure we still have some cold weather to come… but gee time really does fly.

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Little lambie update

Jul 07 2012 Published by under Kangaroo Flat Lavender Farm

Awh some of our little lambs are more than a week old now, we have had more born today and more on the way tonight, it’s hard work even watching, O those poor sheep! The lambs are the happiest little creatures in the world!  

They have become such great buddies, it is very heart warming!

Even the cows find them interesting!

Lovely lavender bushes our oldest ones, I love our farm xxx.

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So worth the wait!

Jun 27 2012 Published by under Kangaroo Flat Lavender Farm

Just yesterday I sat and glumly spoke to my husband on the phone, declaring that the sheep were never, ever, going to have lambs, so fed up with waiting I quite verbally expressed that the shes must all infact be hee’s! lol 

And look what happened today on the warmest day (11 degrees) we have had for a little while.  We watched as a family, our children were agape with wonder- what a wonderful experience.  The lambs are the MOST cutest adorable creatures we have ever seen.  And there bleats omg!

Welcome to the world precious one….

We all watched the first little lovely fluffy lamb being born, too amazing for words! So wise already.

The Aunties as curious as can be heard the baby bleats and came over to say “hello little one baaa”.

oh so proud of herself! the satisfaction of her first feed- milk… soap….?  Are there really any words for this picture?

and then there were two, the second even fluffier than the first.

What a perfect day, oh so cute and more on the way.

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Little Lambs

Jun 22 2012 Published by under Kangaroo Flat Lavender Farm

On Monday, Michael and I extended our Dorper mob…. to 21! The dorpers (self shedding sheep, no need to shear) are our way of organic weeding  for the Lavenders, a practice that is done in France.  I loved the idea when I heard it at the TALGA (The Australian Lavender Growers Association) international conference in 2011 held in Launceston Tasmania- Australia!!!!  Sheep eating the weeds sure beats pulling them out by hand! Which we were doing!!!! Crazy, time consuming days! We bought our first mob of 10 which consisted of 9 ewe’s and a ram, (in the dark, from a stranger…..long story) a year ago, we were told over the phone that they were heavily in Lamb and would “drop” at any time.  I was so excited, the kids were so excited, and so the waiting game began…. waiting for lovely fluffy little lambs, waiting, waiting, waiting….. They still haven’t dropped!!!!   Hmmmm I think the deal was shonky! Do you think!?! And so we decided a few months back that our ram….”RAMBO”… mustn’t be working properly, which lead us to buying RAMBO 2, I’m fairy 100% sure he works :)   His little lambs should drop in about 6 weeks.

Meanwhile the new mob which we bought in daylight on Monday are indeed very heavily in Lamb, I am excited! I am sure that one will drop today…the weather outside is dreadful, a whopping 4.9 at lunch time with snow showers! Surely we Will Lamb Today!  Because I am soo certain this morning I practised my farming skills by separating the two mobs, moved the mob soon to lamb away from RAMBO2  and did some fencing ALL BY MYSELF! McLeod’s Daughters eat your heart out!!!!!…..

Frosty Morning

 

Some of our new lovely Dorpers bought on Monday :)

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