Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Growing Concern

As well as growing lambs and fibre at Periwinkle, there is all kinds of other stuff that grows here too.
I thought I'd show you a few.

Some pretty little pears.

Lots of figs this year, lets hope they ripen.

A beautiful Peony.

Fennel seems to grow really well here.
Unfortunately so does this giant grass !
That's it, just a glimpse of growing at Periwinkle.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'm feeling much better now

....Thank you for asking.

I've been doing lots of this which has really helped.

Here I am with my brothers. I'm going to catch them up one day.

posted by Fran on Pearl's behalf.

Friday, June 11, 2010


I tried but couldn't come up with a catchy title for today's post. Anyhow, here they are, from left to right,

                                                          Amber,Umber and Pearl.

Here is Umber, he is the one with the  dark socks.

And this is Amber, he is a little lighter than his brother.

And here is our little Pearl.
 She is smaller than the boys who are both voracious eaters. We are trying to make sure that Pearl gets enough to eat without being muscled out by her stronger brothers.
She's holding her own though.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Three's A Charm

We were over on Vancouver Island yesterday and came home to find Dandelion had triplets ! She had them all on her own and did really well.
Here they are this morning, their first trip out into the outside world.
So far so good. We've never had triplets at Periwinkle before but she seems to be feeding all three quite adequately so we're not going to intervene at this point. Much better that they are fed by their Mum than a bottle. Two boys and a girl. We're thinking Amber and Umber for the boys and Pearl for the little ewe lamb.

There will be more updates so do check back !