The beginning of the month brought a great new shearer from NH down and our sheep and llamas were all shorn - all totally shorn at 8:00 p.m. - yes, in the dark - with a spot light. What an adventure. The guys did an incredible job - were a ton cheaper than anyone around here - and did it in the dark!
Right after this we had a surprise snowstorm and the animals were absolutely miserable! I've never seen llamas shake with cold like that! I couldn't sleep all night being worried about them, but all survived. The worse part is the garden. Nothing hardly has grown since February because of the incredibly cold spring. I don't know what is going on. I was picking and selling a ton of greens last March. We finally have a some lettuce growing that I planted last fall. I'm picking kale also, but now it's goin got seed. The broccoli survived, but produced one little itty bitty piece of broccoli on each plant - no heads or broccoli at all! It has been a horrible, horrible spring.