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Friday, December 9, 2016

How To Take A Nap...Lamb Style

And always the best sleeping with your mom watching over you :-).

Here are a couple new puzzles for everyone who is too cold to go outside and play.  Not me!  I love this weather...well, without the wind maybe ;-).


Thursday, December 8, 2016

What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear?

Could it really be?

A little Christmas surprise???

"Yep, that's me.  Merry Christmas!!!"

Not a surprise though.  The Training Center brought in two "colored wool rams" from Nistock Farms over the summer.  Since both boys had been "on vacation" for a year or two, she wanted to make sure they were going to be up to the job this fall, so put together a small group of test ewes.  

There is at least one more ewe expected to lamb soon...and the rest will be Christmas Surprises and after seeing these first three lambies, we all have our fingers crossed that there will be lots of happy surprises :-D.  In the meantime...

"You chickens keep it down over there.  My kids are sleeping and they'd better stay that way!"

"You'd better watch your step over there, too, lady!"

Shhhh ;-)

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tilly Toes

Sorry I've missed so many days posting :-o. Here is a cute silly kind of embarrassing picture of Tilly this afternoon as a prize for anyone still checking in!

And here's the whole picture with a snippet of holiday yard sheep decorations in there to prove that we haven't ALL been belly up in the grass ;-).

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The After Party

"Please, ma'am, may I have some birthday cake?"

Oh course you can, sweet Daniel :-).  That's Liddy behind Maisie.

And you too, Baba (Blossom, Maisie's best friend :-).

Look at Murphy high stepping it over the trot pole!

"What'd they put on your head?"  "I don't want to talk about it."

Lil Fat Bullwinkle.  Levi to his right.

Big Fat Willard looks like he maybe needs to lay off the birthday "cake" :-o.

"This was a pretty darn good party if I say so myself."

Another Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Good Morning!

We had rain yesterday.  Too late to do much good though now that it's cooled least off and on.  I think it's supposed to be in the upper 60s today, but we've had several nights down around/below 20, so I'm pretty sure our pastures aren't going to burst forth with new grass until spring.

I frequently snap a quick Instagram shot with my phone in the morning as I'm feeding dogs or drinking coffee.  It's a pretty place to wake up and hearing the sheep bells tells me the sheep are up and at it even if they are all fogged in.  

The fog was just starting to drift from the creek, up the hill.  I couldn't get what I wanted with my phone, so I grabbed the big girl camera.  Still not exactly what it looked like, but, hey...Good morning! :-D  

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Our Little Girl Is (Maybe) Growing Up

Today is Maisie's birthday. Well, actually I guess technically it was the 24th, but in my mind/heart, she was born the Sunday after it's sort of a floating holiday ;-).  "Cake" for all!

"What is the hold up with my cake?!?"

Oops, false start.  We forgot something!

"Wait....what the heck is that?!?"

Everything seems pretty calm, cool and far...

Yep, that's the Maisie we all know and love ;-D.  She actually tolerated her party hat pretty well after the initial fit.

And proceeded to stuff herself with birthday cake (Cheerios :-)

"Hey, what's going on over here?"

"REG!!!  Don't give her all my cake!!!"

The candle didn't last long in the "cake", but held just fine in her, um, fluffy-ness.

And as long as Reg tossed the Cheerios behind her back...

...she was okay with sharing.  One of these two sisters is the "sheep chicken".

And even Jester and Ford got a few handfuls.

"I need more cake in my cake box, Auntie Reg."

And then, as with all good Maisie parties, things deteriorated quickly ;-).

The rest of the flock got to share the goodies too.  More pictures tomorrow!

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Kate and I had a blast working at the dog trial!  Here are some gorgeous pictures from Friday.  I'm hoping he took some on Saturday, too, and will share them if I see them.  Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

A Big Weekend

"Where are we going?"

"To the Turkey Trot Memorial Stockdog Trial at The Training Center!"

I was honored to create the prizes for this year - sheep and wreaths made from wool from three of the actual trial sheep.

This is always one of my favorite weekends.  Usually I "clerk" (write scores for the judge), but this year Kate and I are going to be up on the hill "working the pens" (sorting out the groups of sheep for each competitor).  I can hardly wait!

Also this weekend...Maisie's birthday!  Big number 4!  I have all the ingredients to make her cake (a box of Cheerios and a wax number 4 candle ;-).  She can hardly wait!