Foot Flats Farm - Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Foot Flats Farm Seasonal Newsletter

ARCHIVED NEWSLETTER - 21st June 2005

Summer Solstice

After a long winter we turned out the ewes on May 1st. They started lambing on May 9th and 95% had lambed by the end of the month. We had great weather through lambing and the ewes have a good crop of lambs at foot. However it continues to be dry with temperatures consistently above seasonal norms. Our big hope is for some decent rains to bulk out the hay crop and freshen up the grazing. Forecast thunderstorms are non-existent or short-lived and very localized in nature.

On the guard dog front we have six puppies from this winter that are working out well and some are available for sale.

The plus side of the hot weather has been that interest in our holiday cottage has been high and it is now fully let for the summer – book early for next year!