Sunday, May 30, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
I normally keep it mowed so that it doesn't go to seed!
I read that it loses nutrients once it goes to seed and it's all that I feed my sheep during the Spring, Summer and Fall.
"I've been meaning to talk to you about that, Mom."
I did manage to get the top of the hill pasture mowed so that Destiny could take her triplets out without danger of losing them yesterday...
Although she still kept them close to the safety of the barn.
Can't chat long today: I've got pens to clean, mowing to do and fence-lines to treat with "Roundup". I know ~ it's not environmentally friendly, but unless YOU want to volunteer to come over and pull the weeds and grass growing under my electric fence...
"I'm doing the best I can to help you with this grass problem, Mom!"
And you're doing a fine job, Dreamer! A fine job...
Friday, May 28, 2010
This year it's Alice and Destiny!
Destiny is the lovely, 3 year old, daughter of Alice. She surpised me yesterday with triplets when I went out to the barn in the morning. Actually, it appears that she had the babies in the barn (that's where the placentas were) but all three were outside with their Mom when I went out for my morning visit
Just like her Mama
Destiny didn't need any help from me.
A quick check shows me two black boys with a splash of white on their heads (indicating they carry spotting)
And the sweetest, TINIEST, little dark moorit girl
Mother and lambs are doing GREAT and I hope to let them back outside for a while today. I'll move the other "ladies in waiting" over to the side pasture so that Destiny and her trips can have the front hill to themselves. Maybe I'll let Alice and her babies in with them. That should make for some good photo ops!
"Just think, I've got over a month to go..."
Oh, good Lord!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I SWEAR she knows what's going on on the Blog!
I wish you could have been here yesterday...
Dream was like a little lamb!
Running and jumping...
I laughed SO hard!
She was actually "pogo-ing"!
I think she wore herself out!
"It's nice to be loved"...
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I'm terribly disappointed in you.
Mom said that two-hundred people visited our blog yesterday but only TWO of you took the time to leave a comment.
And only ONE of those comments even mentioned ME...
Thank you, Shula!
You know, it's not easy getting Mom to post on this blog regularly. Sometimes I really have to NAG her. I've got other things I could be doing besides providing inspiration!
I'm not one to complain but
a girl could use a little recognition!
A show of appreciation wouold be nice.
I'm just sayin...
I'm just sayin...
Would it hurt you to take a minute?
I think perhaps the heat is getting to our Dreamer.
Perhaps some cookies will help...
Monday, May 24, 2010
as in the previous post:
I'm not sure how Dream snuck into this photo.
Here's Zest after shearing:
Dazzle was in the previous post as well...
That's my friend, Jean, visiting Dazzle after shearing.
Oh, oh. I think I might know what the problem is.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Dixie is a bit of a diva and doesn't believe that she needs to cuddle and snuggle with humans. No lap lamb, this one! Not yet, anyway...
The day after Dixie was born, Alice once again gave me triplets.
Since Alice is the "Queen" of my flock, a good friend of mine suggested the triplets should be given royal names. Hence:
"Duke" and "Princess" (right)
The triplets will all be Musket (like Alice) and are quite friendly. They especially like to chew on my fingers!
Chance took the "pizazz factor" up a notch with her twin, ewe lambs
"Lucky Charm" (HST) and "Serendipity"
Now, Charmer really knows how to snuggle! Wouldn't you know, these two are already sold.
The last of the girls in the first group to lamb was Dilemma. She presented me with twin, HST, ram lambs. Beautiful boys!
Pink nosed "Chrome"
and his dashing brother "Shine"
It looks like she may be having triplets! She IS Alice's daugthter so that would not be a surprise. Of course, I have no idea when she's due.
Perhaps I'll have a better idea after shearing, this Saturday...