Friday, March 02, 2007

Digging Out...

And it just keeps on piling on...
This is what remains of the big, old, abandoned barn that I use for my ram's shelter. Apparently the weight of the snow was just too much for it. I know how it feels. Not that it was in good shape, to begin with. It was battered and beaten and certainly not much too look at. But I have a fondness for old, abandoned barns. In spite of it's infirmities, this one has managed to provide shelter to the Bluff Country rams throughout the seasons. Probably not anymore. It seems, somewhat, symbolic.

Remember the swing in my backyard? It's still there. Just covered with snow. Someday it will be a swing again....
And then there's Skittles' tire. Nobody's been playing with that lately.

Remember the lush, green pasture and big, old tree that the ewes and lambs enjoy all summer? Looks kind of deserted now....

But Spring WILL come and the snow will melt and the grass will grow lush and green again. There will be lambs playing and birds singing. I just have to keep digging and wait. I'm taking things one day at a time...

In the meantime, I'd better get the roof cleaned off on the ewe barn before someone gets burried in an avalanche! The girls spend most of the time in their barn but I have been feeding them some in the paddock, just to make them get some exercise.

Dream says....
..."I'll be happy when some of this snow melts so I can get outside and play again! I'm getting kind of chubby!..."

I' do so love my little Dreamer!


  1. Good to see an update. Missed the news from Bluff Country.

  2. Hurray! You and Dream are alive and communicating again! Be glad you have snow. In Oregon it's mostly mud, which I try to keep the girls out of, both for the pasture's and their fleeces' sake.

  3. I WAS going to say some Smart-Ass thing like Hell freezing over, but I'm too happy to see that you're still with us, Nancy!
    Skittles says you can send his tire. When I asked him why he needed two he said something about nostalgia...and that Colin would leave his alone...or something like that. His mouth was full of hay when he was talking to me and I can hardly undertand a word when he does that.
    You can always use the old rams' barn for wood frames around your beautiful pictures that you should be selling. ;-)'s good to "see" you! Please don't stay away so long...some of us miss you.

  4. Oh Nancy - you've been away too long. We miss you and your sheep.

  5. Nice to hear from you, my friend. I was giving you until 5 PM tomorrow and I was going to call if you hadn't re-surfaced.


    PS ... I thought you were describing ME when I read your words about your old barn ... hehehe

  6. Hey girl, it's about time! I'm glad to see you and Dream are back! We have your calendar on the wall in the bedroom, so I think of you often. Kathy's idea about framing your pics. with that old barn board is inspired. Get out there with your skill saw! I've got to get into town & do some shopping, so I'd better scoot. Take care, and don't take so long between posts the next time. XOX T.

  7. You guys are the BEST! Thank you so much for hanging in there with me. Actually, my therapist "made" me post to my blog ~ it was an assignment. ;-) But it does feel good to reach out to the 'real' world again....

    I'll try to post again, tomorrow.

    P.S. Kathy ~ I LOVE the idea of using the barn boards for picture frames! Now if only I had a clue as to how to use a saw...

  8. Thanks, Nancy! I'd bet that any Michael's Craft Store or local framer would be able to teach you how to do it, or might be able to do it for you. I think photos like the one of Zodiak and the Tree, or the two lambs in sepia tones would be works of art with the wood frames. :) Go for it, Girlfriend! :)

  9. Just checking in to see how you are - it looks like the blog hasn't been updated for a while. I'm also interested to find out when you might be shearing? I'd love to have some of your Shetland wool running through my wheel and my fingers. :)



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