Once a year in Alberta a province wide event is hosted called, "Alberta Open Farm Days". Farmers around the province volunteer to have people come and see their operation, give tours and possibly sell some of the things they produce.
If you've ever been to visit me in the summer, chances are I've taken you behind my black louvered door fence, and shown you my compost boxes. I may have even encouraged you to put your hand into a working pile of compost, to feel the heat of the microorganisms that are hard at work turning all the vegetable matter into wonderful, rich humus. As I mentioned in my blog; A short course in composting; when the process is done, I then sift it all to get a nice fine product to add to my garden. This sifting is however, a rather time and labour intensive affair, and I have been looking into ways of simplifying this process. I discovered a wonderful book called, The complete compost gardening guide, and it lays out some wonderfully simple techniques for composting. Many of which don't even require boxes, and reduce or eliminate the need for turning.
Well it's been a good year and a half since we got our first sheep, and we are in the midst of our second spring lambing. Last year I only had three ewes to breed. We kept two of the ewe lambs born to us last year, to breed this year. One of those was Molly. She is very special to me for a few reasons, mostly because she has a beautiful black wool coat, and as wool is an important commodity from this endeavour, having beautiful natural colours is a definite bonus.