- The Fiber House Boutique
Posted on 7 April 2011 | 0 Comments
With the warmer weather here it is time for me to survey the property and assess any damage from the winter's storms. Alas, there are patches of my near 2000 linear feet of fencing that will need some minor repair. But such is the life of a farmer, I'm learning.
Spring also means that cria season is not far along. This year we are execting 14 new arrivals and we couldn't be more excited. The first babies should arrive the 2nd week of May - certainly the snow will have melted by then, right? Of course, cria arrival also means that breeding season is upon us. This being the first year that I'm doing any significant breeding on the farm means that I have spent HOURS contemplating various matings; analyzing pedigrees and fiber traits to deterimine who I should breed with whom. With so many quality machos to choose from it has been difficult. Our plan this year is to test 5 new herdsires as well as breed our proven producers. With this plan we hope to be in a position next year to determine which lines we wish to focus on. But alas....I'm getting a little ahead of myself.
Of course, on the Island here Spring also means that Tourist Season is just around the corner. This represents a significant amount of exposure and business for us so I've been busing getting the Fiber House Boutique in order,