Feel Better In Two Shakes Of A Lamb's Tail
This one easy trick (pet a sheep!) works every time!
Ewe bring joy and happiness to everyone around you. Keep bringing your softness to those in need. Your comfort is a gift. — Juliet and her very fuzzy winter coat
Here’s What’s Happening At Good Spirits Farm
I’ve been wishing for rain while having a heck of a hard time begrudging these warm, sunny November days. The cows seem to feel the same way, with crisp mornings putting a little extra pep in their step. I was treated to cow zoomies a few days ago, with everyone running and bucking around the paddock, the occasional surprise fart erupting when someone went fully air born.
The chicken molt always goes in stages, with each member of the flock having to take her turn. Right now, it’s Chickie Minaj’s turn.
Those pointy bits under her chin are where feathers used to be! (She only agreed to this photo if I promised to cover her bare bosom with my hand.)
But Tim Burton Halloween Chicken—who looked just terrible going into Halloween:
is now back to her full-feathered glory. A good reminder that better days are often ahead—if we can just get through these tougher times.
The weather app says there’s a cold front coming, and I know hard days of hauling hay and busting ice on water troughs, lie in wait. But the glory of a farm coming alive in springtime is always worth holding on for.
Here’s What I Loved This Week
I am late to this party, but Barbara Kingsolver’s new book, “Demon Copperhead,” really is phenomenal. I started it a few nights ago and am totally sucked in. And: I’m grateful to her for showing an authentic, but not pathetic, portrait of what life for many poor folks in this area really looks like.