Author Archives: Julie Helms

Losing Weight part 2

I wanted to do an update on my weight-loss journey–and it’s been a long journey–about 2 years now. I’m close to my final goal. I’ve lost about another 60 lbs since my last post, for a total of -117 lbs. … Continue reading

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Losing Weight

I don’t normally overshare  like this…but I wanted to celebrate a milestone that is a big deal for me. I have lost 60 lbs this year! I started February 1, 2015, so it has been exactly 9 months (Seems like … Continue reading

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Autumn Peeps

I usually get peeps in the spring, but because our egg laying was way down I decided to try sooner with some fall peeps. They should be ready to lay in the spring. I got 4 each of 4 breeds … Continue reading

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I don’t love mockingbirds, but a nest of babies is always exciting! Here they are in a very messy stick nest in my redbud tree. One summer I had a mockingbird that learned the sound of the UPS truck backing … Continue reading

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When all else fails…carrots.

If you follow my blog with any regularity, you may have noticed a total dearth of posts about my garden this year. It has not gone well for a variety of reasons. But my one bright spot has been the … Continue reading

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On May 26, little Hallelujah was born to Gretchen. (There is a graphic birth picture below the break)

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Grand Champion Fleece at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2013!

What an exciting weekend we had at Maryland Sheep and Wool.  I entered 4 fleeces for competition and 3 of them won ribbons. Gabriel, our new Cormo cross ram, swept the awards though.  (For those following the saga of bottle-baby … Continue reading

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2013 Fleeces are posted

Look what we did today! Some of the fleece’s are posted. Click on the “Fleece” tab above or click here

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Sunbathing in the pasture

Had fun taking pictures on this pretty, sunny (but very cool and windy) Saturday.

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VIdeo of the Bottle Babies

Here is a short video of me feeding the two little cuties, Heather and Cocoa.

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