So a bear ate my sheep, its november and I just bought hay for the winter, what should I do with the Hay? Couldn't think of it right away, just lost my sheep man, Laverne and Shirley. The beginning of my triplet bearing wool queen sheep herd. Both girls had come from triplet bearing sheep, both had great, long, shimmering silky wool. The tears I cried formed rivulets of despair ruining my wool crocheted scarf. Even the bear stew i made couldn't wash away the bummed out-ness I felt. After weeks of shoe scuffing and slumping around, the looming stack of hay began to weigh on my brain. $3.75 a bail, $4 delivered x 50 bails, arghhh! The pain of waste layered onto my remorse. So along comes a good farmer friend in need of hay and I jump at the chance to recoup some of the money while helping out a friend. They come and get it, hauling it to a new home WITH sheep. I feel good again I have saved the hay at the very least! Then I read the pig book and how hay is so useful for layering into the hog pen....Lesson 2334-You can always use more hay.
Born in New Hampshire and raised in Maine, Eva's passion for living self sustainably began with Helen and Scott Nearing. Both were homesteaders who carved their lives from the land. Eva now lives in Eastern West Virginia, with her husband Dain and daughter Shayna, carving out her own life.