Wednesday, October 07, 2009

CRUNCHY Grass....

My dogs woke me up early this morning.  For the first time in days, the SUN was shining!  I thought this would be a great chance to get some new photos of my ewes.

Godiva greated me in the early morning light.

When I stepped off my back entry, I noticed that the grass was crunchy!  We had a mild frost last night.  Very cool ~ crunchy grass and crunchy sheep!

Dream and Zest come out of the chicken paddock  ~  where they are now allowed at night (while the chickens are shut in the barn) to keep the grass trimmed.

We interrupt this blog post to announce that I just spilled a FULL,  20 oz. mug  of cappuccino all over my desk.  This is NOT good...

Back to our blog post (while my computer is still workiing)

"Way to go, Mom!"
Oh, shut up, Dream!

The girls lined up for morning roll call...

Destiny and Alice are obviously thrilled.

Smile pretty!

In spite of the morning frost, I still have some hold-out flowers blooming beautifully!

I know the blue ones are Larkspur but I don't even know what the pretty, bright red ones are!

Time for me to go let the chickens out of the coop.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL day!

DREAM says...

"You better not stay out with those chickens too long, Mom.  I hear you've got quite the sticky mess to clean up in your office!"


Thanks for the reminder, Dreamer!


  1. I just love when my sheep have frost on their backs.

  2. Sheep always seem to have a comment for us:) Frosty sheep are happy sheep were wind blown this morning as there were 44 mph wind gusts this way. Cute post btw!

  3. I know what those flowers are, I just can't think of it...LOL. Beautiful photos :)

  4. Anonymous7:09 PM

    What lovely ewes - thanks for sharing!

  5. We're expecting the frosts to arrive here before too long. I love seeing the photos of your girls, how many have you kept? Still definately no lamb plans for spring? You'll just have to nurse the rest of us through the process and enjoy the photos! x

  6. You're right, Amy ~ they're Salvias! (nice web site by the way)

    Jenny ~ I'm down to 14 ewes (three of which are sold but still live with me). All of my rams are sold. I am quite serious about not breeding any this year. Who knows what the future will bring.....

    How's your foot?

  7. Kelly N12:33 PM

    Hey Nancy, I still need to meet your chickens but more importantly "visit" your sheep for this year. Have emailed but not getting a response so am trying this way before I call or write.

  8. Beautiful pictures!! The girls actually look like they're cozying up in woll scarves against the chill :) Im sorry about the cappuchino, that had to be quite the buzz kill (I remember it well from when I drowned my previous laptop :(... nothing like an $800 beverage!) What's wrong with your foot?? ... Oh and I love the larkspur!!

  9. Anonymous10:13 PM

    Hi Nancy,

    Lovely photos and Godiva looks so mature! Wow, she's even sporting a topknot like Alice's and Destiny's but the mini version. I hear it's all the rage with the Bluff Country ewes now and Auntie Dream helped her "do it up" so she'd be "in" ...she's trying to "grow it out" like Alice's and Destiny's. Of course, Dream doesn't need to follow the crowd, she's very much her own ewe, but she makes sure the younger ones feel good about themselves.

    Hey, if the weather EVER works out we might have a shot a trimming hoovies Monday morning--I'm OFF all day Monday! E-mail me--I'll be up at the farm Saturday but back in MN by Sunday eve I think unless my mom needs me to help her on Monday.

    Sounds like your day with grandson's making pomanders was a fun one! I remember doing that when I was a brownie or a girl scout--love the smells but we didn't use sandalwood oil or orris root I don't think. We put nylon netting around them and hung them with pretty ribbons in our closets.




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