The rain is getting to me, and the usual end of the school year stress. It is always at this time of the year that all kinds of decisions are made, and since we teachers are often left out of the loop, they seem crazy or not completely thought through. I usually hit a wall somewhere in May where the amount of work I need to do and the changes I will need to think through become pretty overwhelming.
I think today was "Wall Day".
The owl died, and my eleven year old dug a grave and then asked me to help bury it. She was very sad, and I must say, the sight of such a beautiful bird prostrate in the box we sheltered him in was moving. My former student who was helping us via FB stopped by school today to ask how the bird was doing - she did say that they often do die - that in fact, although they get approximately an owl a week at the vet center, they've only saved three. She's been working there for several years. I guess I feel less bad about losing the poor bird.
Today, I need to castrate the new little black ram lamb, whose name is Hekili (thunder). I have decided to call the girl Ua (rain). I don't like doing it, but I am up to my eyebrows in rams - three intact and one wether and now this little guy.
I have to decide what to do now - do I sell Elvis? I have so many ewes related to him now, and I am buying that little Dorper ram to improve my hair sheep. I can't believe I went from 4 sheep to 10 in 6.5 months. That is amazing.