Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Yet Another "fun for the whole family" project.

Or, well, at least fun for Wyatt!
 With the help of the NRCS, Jack, my sweet Dad that helps us with any and every project we jump into,  and George, (the excavator), we are putting in a few automatic waterers for the sheep. 

As you can see, Wyatt can find fun anywhere.   The first time I caught him going down this hill, all I saw was feet straight up in the air and he was headed for the ditch.  He was very sad when the dirt here was pushed back in.  He kept saying "I can't be king of the mountain ANYmore".  We had been planning to make a playground, or playhouse for him, but looks like a mountain of dirt would be a hit.

The sheep came to do their inspection.

The line went down the hill, across the field and up the hill.   About 650 ft from where we started, yet maybe 100 ft from the water line that runs down the road.  (but who needs an extra water bill?)
We still have a lot of work to go, but looking forward to this being finished, so we can get back to hay, the house, and ... whatever comes up this summer!   Maybe some pottery even.   ?

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hay Season

Fun for the whole family

Monday, June 3, 2013

Well it has been a morning long process trying to get pictures of lambs and sheep posted here!
For some reason, windows is locking up while attaching photos.  arh.
Since computers issues are not my specialty, I am just going to post the few pictures that did attach and wait a while (ok, tried that already) and see if maybe my computer just needs a break.
That's as technical as it will get.
The above lambs are Roxy's babies.  (april photos)
Carlie (in April) with her twin ewe babies
This beautiful ram lamb is one of the ram twins out of Jolee, taken recently.  (one of the doublemint twins from an earlier post
white yearling
Sweet Didi
Gray Moorit Ewe Lamb (one of LeAnnes twins)
White ewe lamb (out of Lambie)
More photos to come!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Spring Review

I remember the moment I overheard the words on the news "the unofficial start to summer is coming up this Memorial Day".  Well, this was breaking news to me.   I just had to stand in amazement and wonder where my spring went, and why I wasn't prepared for this news.   Time passes so quickly. 

I don't know where to even begin on why spring was such a whirlwind, so I will just not think of it, and post pictures of sheep!  Hope everyone has had an enjoyable spring and is ready for summer. 
 Now the above picture was taken back in April.. our Ali (named after the fighter) and his sister.  Ali is aka "pond lamb" as he ended up in the pond a few hours after he was born.  Not sure how he got so far out in the pond, but just glad it all worked out.  He had symptoms of hypothermia, his mother said "oh no, he's not mine, my baby smelled good" as I got him out of the pond, and well... it was just a bit of sheep / field drama going on for a few days, but he is well, and as you can see (he's in the corner of the pic below) he's still hanging out with his people (his momma took him back thanks to Vicks.. aka "smell like your baby now?" gel)   
 Below is number 70.  She is apt to get a name here soon.  She has a sweet personality, as every pic I have taken of her, she seems so content.  Maybe its because she takes the time to stop and smell the thistles.   (They are cleaning up some areas outside their pasture for us in this shot.. not that the thistles are completely eradicated in their pasture... that's another job coming up far too soon!)
 This little black/gray lamb is out of our gray mouflon yearling.  (we really need to make a point to name the yearlings!)
 Below is our black/gray yearling. (alice's daughter)  I am still loving the gray pattern that we got last year from Val.  I am hoping to make some fun scarves from this fleece.  
 Same ewe.. just without all the scarves!
Sweet Annie.   (black gray yearling)
well, that's just a few spring shots from here on the farm... I had an opportunity to take several lamb photos today, so will be putting a post together soon of those - hopefully before the unofficial start of fall!