Friday, July 31, 2009

Rain, rain, rain...

It seems like it's been raining for weeks.. we don't mind the rain, it sure beats a drought! Plus, it is a good excuse to get things done indoors that would normally be neglected when the sun is shining.

The sheep don't seem to mind the rain either.. they generally stand out in it - even though they have sheep sheds and barns that they could go to for shelter. The rams generally will go to shelter when it rains, along with the dog and the goats, but the girls generally stay out in it. The goats hate to get wet! Which... brings us to this little "goat box" When we got the goats, it was before sheep, and sheep sheds, and the fencing to the barns... so Jack built a little goat box for them to sleep in and to have shelter. Keeping in mind, they were really small goats when we got them. Many times I have thought of getting rid of this little goat box because it's just not so pretty anymore, but seems when i'm close to throwing it on the burn pile it has a new use. (like the time i went out in the rain and saw little (big) lambie with her head in the box and the rest of her just out in the soaking rain. (now that was a picture) So, once again, I put off getting rid of that old box.

Then, two nights ago in the pouring rain, I noticed a set of eyes in the box when I checked on everyone for the evening.. assuming it was a lamb in there, I found the next morning that Hank had reclaimed his shelter. I was silly to think he had outgrown the little goat box!

Let it rain! (good luck getting out of there Hank)

Friday, July 24, 2009

Genesis 3:17-18

Cursed is the ground...and it will produce thorns and thistles for you.. (what about burrs?)

At least someone is enjoying, and making good use of the thistles!

We are getting ready to expand one of our pastures and there is a lot of "toiling" that will need to be done before the sheep are allowed in, as all of these pictures were taken in the new field.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Another- "From the kitchen window" post..

Every year we have a new set of babies that appear right around this time. These little guys showed up a couple of days ago and make a daily visit.


This little birdie showed up today when I was doing the dishes and sat there the longest time..
just checking things out. (Or maybe he was just working up the courage to fly away?)
And the blackberries... these weren't taken from the kitchen window, but it's why I left the kitchen window! There are so many berries this year. I am going to pick and freeze blackberries tomorrow. Thus far, I haven't picked any berries that have made it home, but maybe tomorrow will be the day they make it back to the house.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Well, i'm a day or two late posting this, but did anyone happen to catch the moon coming up 2 nights ago? It was as orange as a setting sun. The picture is very pixely, but the moon was just gorgeous.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Firework display..

Just in case you were rained out on the 4th... (rained ALL day here!) Here's a few pictures of the fireworks from my brothers get together.


(sort of looks like a coneflower, doesn't it?)



Saturday, July 4, 2009

Ewe's Fluffy!

This is Carlie - probably the fluffiest ewe on the place here. No, most definitely the fluffiest. She is a yearling - out of our Moose. She wasn't bred last year, so she's one of the two ewes that didn't have a baby this year (the other being Lambie). She's one of the friendly pioneers here as well.. when no one else trusted us, she was exceptionally friendly, and continues to be the one that if i'm sitting in the field, she'll come up and lay down right next to where I'm sitting and put her head in my lap. She's a sweet ewe.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend! Happy 4th.