|Coleman, Mary (great hat!) and Owen|
|Our Icelandic escape artists|
|Farm Manager, Dave Campeau with lamb|
Two and a half hours and a few games of "follow the sheep around the pond" later, and with the help of a very kind neighbor (Mario) and some area bicyclists (George and John if memory serves correctly) we were able to corral the sheep inside a section of portable fencing and transport them via pick up truck back to their enclosure. The photos here document the heart pounding chaos that ensued during that time...
|Sheep are finally corraled using portable fencing|
|Our good samaritan shepards|
Other happenings at the farm included the installation of our solar powered watering system for the garden and sheep, digging of a small trout pond adjacent to our springhouse, and the digging of another small pond for water for the upper pasture that we soon plan to reclaim with Scottish Highland cattle.
|Mary Lake demonstrates how to properly hold a sheep and keep her calm|
The vegetable garden is really taking off now, the chickens and turkeys are growing at an amazing rate, and the bee colonies are rapidly expanding - watch Dave's video clip to see some bee hive construction basics:
|boy size campfire|
|our hives and a smoker to keep bees calm|
|Solar powered water pump system being set up|
|Small spring fed trout pond being dug next to springhouse|
|Benner boys and friend Maeve stock trout|
|Al with a "good pull"|
|Picking some killer snow peas|
|A natural shepard|
|The boys cool off by hiking to the adjacent falls with their grandparents|
|Our friend Sarah harvests spinach for dinner|
All is well at Old School Farm. Enjoy the photos and we'll be back with and update in just a few days...things are happening faster than we can post the images :)
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