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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sheep Going Solar... more ways than one.
 Lots happening here on McTavish Farm and it seems to come at once.  Earlier this year we stumbled on an ad in the newspaper about a short seminar introducing a solar installation program.  As we have considered a photo voltaic system before, we attended and it all sounded good so we put our names on a list.  Wasn't long before we had a local solar company out for a look see and later a bid.  One thing led to another and we were set to go, work to start sometime in April.  Who knows what happened but things got moved up;  I have a sense they liked our spot so well they were excited to get a system up and running.  And here we are 3rd week in March and it looks like they will be done fairly soon.

workman all over the lambing palace

At least I hope so.  This 3rd week in March is our planned lambing time, babies to come anytime now.  In normal times the sheep will most often choose to go into labor in a quiet corner of the barn.  Nice and dry and easy for me to give them a pen of their own to rest and bond with their offspring.   But now, poor mama ewes, how can they find any peace around here with all these strange men tromping around on the roof and making all that "work being done" noise?  If they decide to lamb now, it will most likely be at the far end of the paddock in the driving, cold rain or, better yet,  in the middle of the night, when the workmen are not around.  These are the possibilities.  Yes, for our sake,  I do hope they finish up the work very soon. 

Cleo looking quite large!

Morning mist

Signs of spring

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