On Friday Lola had her calf. He is light brown and is wide eyed. He is so curious, when we were milking Lola he wanted to sniff and lick everything. He discovered the fence; he attempted to run right through it and then tried to climbing over it but he couldn’t. I think the sheep have adopted him as one of them. When we tried to wrangle up Lola, she won’t go anywhere with out her calf, all the ewes surrounded him. Brad finally just carried him out of the pasture and Lola followed. My cabin is on Farm Chores this week and I am so happy. I never thought I would so happy waking up at 6:45 to feed up animals and sometimes pick up after them. I even don’t mind being bitten by black flies during the morning. Chores on the farm have switched gears, now all the animals are out to pasture and now that the calf has been born Lola is getting milked.
Chewonki is also experiencing a change in pace. The weather is sunny and warm, next week we have exams, but no one’s stressed and everything feels pretty calm. The weather is so beautiful that I have been spending a lot of time outdoors, I love hearing the peepers sing in the afternoon and evening.
-Tina Samedy, New York, NY