Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Lost and Found

Poor little Uila died this weekend.  It looks like she got smushed by the other sheep.  Since we only got 2 ewes out of the six lambs born so far, it was a real loss.  She was also my little sweetie - she would lay her head on my shoulder (after she stopped struggling) when I picked her up.  

I read on CL that someone in my area lost 15 sheep!  I know that there is a lot of empty land behind those lots, so the sheep could very well be congregating together somewhere out in the conservation land, but they could have also been stolen.  I think it would be pretty difficult to steal 15 sheep, though, without someone noticing.  

This weekend I found that making tomato sauce out of you own very ripe tomatoes is almost too sweet.  It was fun to make it, even though I don't really have enough to can - which was a goal.  The tomatoes have been producing about 6-8 tomatoes a day, which is pretty much enough for us to eat for salad at dinner, which has been wonderful!  

I should be getting a bunch of cucumbers soon, too. And the peppers are getting tiny little buds on them, so I am hoping they make lots. 

I watch Pearl Harbor on Sunday.  It isn't the greatest movie, and some things don't seem to be accurate (only two planes were able to get up to respond to the bombing, and they were in cane fields, which is how they were missed, for example), but it is remarkably weird to watch even movie bombing of your home - very different than just watching movie bombing of a place you are not familiar with.  I remember feeling that when we went to watch it with my in-laws years ago when it was in theaters - they were young during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and my mother-in-law actually lived only a couple blocks away from the bomb that went astray and hit a home.  

It is kind of like watching Magnum PI (show from the 80's) and Hawaii 5-0 (the old one is particularly fun, because every thing looks like when I was a kid - or watching 50 First Dates - where they drive down one street and end up at a beach or a building which is in another place altogether (or even on another island).  

Ah, I guess the ramble for the day is over, but the Remembrance of Wars and the reminder of how quick and randomly death can come (not that I anticipate being suffocated by sheep anytime soon) made for a very surreal weekend.  


Chai Chai said...

Sorry for your loss, those little lambs are just so precious.

The Sumerlin Dorper Farm said...

I am sorry for your loss. It is hard to lose a lamb, expecially your favorite. :(

It sounds like your garden is doing awesome. It is so wet here I still have not been able to till, so everything is in flats in my greenhouse. I do have flowers on my tomatoes though!! (happy dance).

Have a wonderful day!

NancyDe said...

Thanks, Chai Chai and Sumerlin.

Actually, Sumerlin, we don't have a garden yet - very wet here, too - but I have all my tomatoes and cukes in a greenhouse growing up trellises. I can't wait for my eggplants and peppers to start producing more, too! I am itching to dig up a garden though!

Kelly said...

So sorry to hear about your lamb. We had a couple die last summer from barberpole worms and I really had a time with that. We have already de wormed and plan to again in a few weeks to protect the little ones. Glad your garden is doing wo well. We are still in the 70's here in Maine. Thanks for stopping by. We would love to come and shear your sheep. I have been to Ohau but Ted has never been. I think we need to go. It is so beautiful and we want to visit other islands. I too like the Hawaii 5-O for the scenery.

NancyDe said...

Hi, Kelly. I am from Oahu, and still feel homesick for the beaches, my friends, and my parents - but I don't miss the traffic or the heat. The Big Island is so much cooler (rainier) and less crowded.