July 31, 2009
Today the rain has not slowed us down. The Foxes cleaned the chicken coop and lassooed sheep so that we could trim their hooves and give them de-worming medicine. We have been having several lasso lessons each week, first practicing with a long-handled shovel stuck in the ground and then graduating to a running animal. We have found that ewes can occasionally be caught without use of the lariat, but a small, spirited lamb on the run is simply too fast to catch. Only certain campers have the speed and dexterity to rope a running sheep! And down at the Lake, during a very rainy swim period, Leon and friends enjoyed wake-boarding in many puddles. It's a warm rain, but nonetheless Leon fired up the woodstove in the lake house so that swimmers (and wake-boarders) could warm up between dips.