Anyone out there know anything about sheep?
This week's haul from the library brought me The Contrary Farmer, a book that I've been delighting in since.
Gene Logsdon talks about farming the way grandparents describe the world they grew up in - lovingly, with respect and a touch of stubbornness. His words make me ache to set up a tiny farm on our land here, to have a few chickens and a pair of sheep or goats. To have a pair of boots caked in gawd-knows-what and a first-name relationship with veterinarians and grass seed merchants. To know my land down to where the patches of sweet grass straggle into the clover.
He also makes me want to plan a real garden this year. Must talk to B about building some raised beds....