Two lovely ladies came from different areas of Saskatchewan, one for fleece and the other for ducks. This lady in the photo had a toy Fox Terrier, one of the tiniest dogs I have ever seen. She is still a puppy, but will grow no larger than 6 or 7 pounds, similar to a chihuahua, though she is not yappy and is very friendly, unlike chihuahuas. Home with the puppy went two pairs of Khaki Campbells, two ducklings from the recent hatch and 4 dozen hatching eggs. I wish her excellent success with the hatch so next year she can have her own Khaki Campbell eggs and ducks. The other young lady took some mohair and several fleeces for hand spinning and was delighted with them. She will take some pictures and document her process so that I can post a page on wool from The Fat Ewe Farm. The farm is acquiring Babydoll Southdown sheep and Finnsheep this fall to add to the fiber flock.
Then in the evening, after the chores were done, I cleaned one coral, the pen that the goats lived in all winter, with the skid steer and my cousin assisting by forking some loose hay into the bucket. There is an old tennis court on the property where the spoiled hay with manure was deposited for planting next year as a goat garden. For this year, it can decompose and create some luscious soil so it will be ready after composting in place. And that, my friends, was a very good day!