Since I first posted directions to the farm in the immediate post-Irene/apocalypse-redux state that we were all in around here 2 weeks ago, the local road infrastructure has improved considerably. Yes, there are still parts of nearby major highways (106 between Downer’s Four Corners and Springfield, as well as Rt. 131 west of that same . . . → Read More: Some updates on roads in the area for National Alpaca Farm Days
We had three boys born on Tuesday and then one little female born yesterday afternoon. That’s kind of a microcosm of our 2011 male/female ratio. Is there some kind of booby prize if by the end of the season we have 40 white male crias on the ground? C’est la vie.
Our youngest son’s club . . . → Read More: Random thoughts on the 1st of September
Though we made it through Irene here on the farm with nary a flicker of the lights our state, as you have no doubt heard by now, really took it on the chin. The flooding and destruction statewide is said to be as bad or worse than the infamously destructive (I learned yesterday) storm of . . . → Read More: Trying to make sense of the devastation
So here we are waiting on a hurricane. Since yesterday we’ve been going around securing anything that’s apt to be a flight risk in 50+ knot winds. The funny thing was that we just spent the last several days hosting my sister and her family who headed back to Cape Cod earlier this morning. While . . . → Read More: Batten down the hatches