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Nobody likes the tax collector, especially in April when lengthy forms and complex rules tax Americans’ minds every bit as much as their pocketbooks.

But we grudgingly accept taxes as the way we turn over a portion of our private wealth to support our common wealth: schools, roads, social services, national defense and, yes, the massive … Continue Reading »

“I conferred with our furry friends, man to animal, think of the amazing repartee”

“Talk to the Animals,” lyrics by Leslie Bricusse

By Bill Sullivan

Buck raises his head to keep sight of others in the flock.


Thanks for helping us name our triplets! Learning about the winning entry at our Making History … Continue Reading »

LIVE STREAM: 4:45 p.m.

We’re livestreaming our new lambs this week.

Follow us on Twitter or bookmark this page. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to see it.

Today, we’ll play games!

By now, you probably feel like an expert on Leicester Longwools — and probably sheep in general. 

So just for fun, here … Continue Reading »

By Bill Sullivan

Chief Justice John Roberts

The Washington Post reports that Chief Justice John Roberts showed up for jury duty today in the D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. As part of the jury pool for a civil trial involving a car accident, the top judge in all the land filled out a questionnaire … Continue Reading »


This week, we’ll be livestreaming our new lambs in the pastures.

To watch, follow us on Twitter@colonialwmsburg or bookmark this page. You don’t have to have a Twitter account to watch the livestream, which will be at 11 a.m. today.

Today is all about the expressive beauty of our Leicester Longwools.

Whether they’re enjoying their … Continue Reading »

Zomerschoon tulip

We have now reached that glorious time of the year when the tulips are at their full magnificence.

This exotic beauty from the far away Pamirs where China, Tibet, Russia and Afghanastan all meet in the Tien Shan Mountains was first brought back to the west by Turkish nomads who peopled the Asian … Continue Reading »