Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Prima Dona & Chance....
...and "My Chain Fell Off!!"

Do you remember this little Doll??? She is "BLUFF COUNTRY PRIMA DONA".

I fell in love with her on the morning that she was born! You can relive that morning here.. Prima Dona has grown into a very beautiful ewe lamb! I'll be showing her at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival this fall.

You may or may not have recognized her in the picture with Daisy in my last post.

Joining Prima Dona in the "Pair of Ewe Lambs" class will be "BLUFF COUNTRY CHANCE"

This little beauty is fast becoming the moorit version of DREAM!!! She is my snuggle bug and loves to be held and hugged and cuddled.

Both Prima Dona and Chance are twins and have full-siblings who are for sale. You can see THORN and CASSY on my Breeding Stock For Sale blog...

What's that about "My Chain Falling Off", you ask??? You may remember, I am participating in the "Tour De Fleece". And I was doing really great! Spinning every day and/or night. One night I even stayed up 'till midnight because I didn't have time to spin before leaving for work in the afternoon and I didn't want to miss a day. So I spun when I got home from work at 11 o'clock at night! Yesterday, I didn't spin. I put two more strands of electric fence on a new pasture that I'm preparing for the ewes, now that I've pulled the lambs from their moms. I've been working my butt off, trying to get this pasture ready for them. Having finally got six strands of electric up, I finally decided that it is safe to put them in there now. I'll add two more strands this weekend, when I'm off work.

It's HOT. Super hot and horribly MUGGY. The worst kind of weather for me. I'd rather have blizzards!! I swear ~ that's the truth. I'm too old for this kind of heat and humidity. So, I got the fence done enough to let the girls out into their new pasture, but didn't have time to do any spinning. The first time I missed a day since the Tour began. By the time I got home from work last night, I was in pain. And feeling nauseaus. It's been an exhausting week. What, with separating all the lambs from the moms and moving groups around so that every one has good pasture and shelter. And trying to get the fencing done all by myself. And my stupid JOB... I tell you: I am too old for this! Especially the latest insult: I got my period! I'm 55 years old and haven't had one in a year and a half! I thought I was done with this crap!!!!!!!! Can you tell that I'm not particularly thrilled with this little turn of events?

Oh yeah, and my camera batteries (rechargeable) died.

Frickin heat....

ALICE says......"TELL me about it!!!"


  1. I hear you about the heat. I would MUCH rather have snow!

    And -- I hate to be the one to have to say this, but -- I think that if you've gone a year without bleeding, and then experience bleeding, you're supposed to see a doc.......

    I surely know the "Right, like I've got time for THAT!" feeling, but.........

  2. Oh gees, the heat can make any thing worse and what you have to do is bad even in cold weather. Hang in there can't get much worse and I had a few stray "periods" but they finally went away for good. One of the benifites of maturity!

  3. Terry9:27 PM

    I'm with "i need orange"--but before you schedule anything with a doc, call the toll free nurse at your healthcare place and ask her--she'll probably ask you questions and assess whether or not you need to see a doc--nurse will know latest guidance on time limit of when it needs to be checked. Periods can drag on and spuuter towards the end of "the change", but call.

  4. I'm still unclear about the "chain" reference, but that photo of Alice is the perfect illustration to end your post. Glad to see you still have your sense of humor! Things will probably seem better after the weekend; hang in there!

  5. ah, Michelle...the "chain fell off" is a reference to being way-laid in my progress in the Tour De Fleece. I didn't get any spinning done yesterday. But I'm going to go sit down and do some RIGHT NOW!


  6. LOL, I don't even know what to say, my silly friend :).
    Can't wait to see you and your pretty girls at Jefferson.

  7. I just burst out laughing seeing that last picture and comment!!! Thanks for the smiles from the miles!

  8. Ah Nancy - I know what you mean about the heat and humidity - all week I've been telling anyone that would listen that I was moving to the artic - I hate the heat - I would gladly do 11 months of snow in order to avoid the heat. So I sympathize.
    Well - hopefully those damn periods will go away soon too. Don't know if you remember I had that little operation last Christmas - haven't had one since - can't say as I miss them at all. Chin up - cooler weather is coming - I hope.

  9. I love the picture of Alica.
    Good Luck on the Tour de Fleece

  10. Nancy, guess that's why it was called the "curse". It truly is. I'm with you on this heat business, I love winter. No heat, and no bugs. Bliss.



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