Almost Spring Update

Happily, spring is just a couple weeks away.  It doesn’t much look like it, since we’ve been inundated in the past two weeks with an accumulation of 18 inches or so of snow–which we are NOT prepared for here in Northeast Missouri! Last week three of us were stranded in town for the night simply because the small amount of new snow drifted so badly on Lost Branch Way that my dad even got stuck in our four wheel drive truck!  We are very grateful for the moisture, though, since the drought last summer really depleted our water supply.

The primary location for the 2013 Missouri Blueberry School was moved to town, as the snow was too bad out here.  It went very well, however, and many brave people came out to practice pruning some of our blueberry bushes amid the drifts of snow.

Below is my dad giving his talk during the blueberry school, along with Patrick Byers,  a University of Missouri Extension horticulture specialist.

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Another pic of the pets is in order.  We saw this this morning and had to document it…

IMG_2884It really is a love-hate relationship!

The lambs are still coming.  “My” black sheep had twins yesterday! I saw she had a white one, so I went outside to investigate.  Seeing a mostly white exactly-like-a-Katahdin lamb was kinda disappointing after all my speculations as to what a black Finn/Romanov crossed with mostly white Katahdins was going to look like.  But, I was then delighted to watch the birth of this:IMG_2892

So cute!

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Like Mother, like daughter. :) And she is turning out to be a pretty good Mother, thankfully, since I had heard that her breed might not be too good at lambing.

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Mama is keeping a wary eye on the black thing that makes weird noises and flashes.

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6 Responses to Almost Spring Update

  1. Hi Karise,
    The lambs are both so very cute! And I like the very last picture especially! :-)

    And the picture of Ed and Her Highness . . . oh my. I never thought I’d see the day!

    Thanks for the update!
    ~Katie

  2. The Price Family

    Katie,
    :D
    You’ll have to see everything in person sometime soon!
    ~Karise

  3. So sweet.
    Congratulations on getting a little black lamb!
    ~G

  4. Thanks! :)

  5. Your lambs are adorable!!

    It was a blessing to meet your family last week at the Economics Conference. Blessings to you!

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