Friday, May 20, 2011


Another lesson in flexibility this week...

As Matt and I sat in our beginning farming class Tuesday night, watching 3/4" of rain pour down, it became apparent that we were not going to be shearing sheep Wednesday (the wool will rot if it is put in bags when it is wet). Since we were already in the area and had the day off from our city jobs we decided to follow Dan around anyway and help with some chores.  Here's a peak:
Moving sheep down the road to more food
He volunteered for this job

Dan training Ernie the dog

Partial shearing of a grumpy guard llama
The beginning farming class was a great intro class (even though it made for an exhausting week with lots of driving).  The dairy dream continues, even though I feel like the more I learn the more questions arise.

And the cheese was ready!  Not exactly feta, it was creamier and didn't taste quite like feta, but delicious none the less.

There is so much more to come in the next few days...volunteering at Soil Born, shearing sheep on Sunday (finally!), and spending 3 days in Raphael Gardens at the Rudolph Steiner College learning about biodynamic farming, woo :)

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