The second batch of rams went to slaughter today.

We try to sell and use as much of the sheep as we can. So one thing we save from the rams are the horns. They get made into Shepherds’ Crooks and knife handles. Here Ken is using a sawsall to cut the horns off the skull. The veterinarian helping him is collecting brain tissue samples for scrapie slaughter surveillance testing.

This batch will be combined with last weeks batch and we’ll soon have our own smoked kolbassi sausages to sell.

It’s almost the 4th of July and the corn is knee high. It looks like I’m doing ok with corn this year.

The peas are also doing well. There are a lot of flowers now.

The watermelon and other melon are not growing as well as I’d hoped but they aren’t dead yet.