Sunday, August 28, 2011


Mom's home

And she missed us as much as we missed her! 

Monday, August 08, 2011

She knew...

Today was the day. 
 I had called my friend, Jean, yesterdday  and asked asked her to pick up Alice and Dream and Zaria before I went into the hospital.  I'll be away from home for around three weeks so figured that this would be  the best time to make the move. 

I tried to take lots of pictures. 
 I don't know why the color is so strange in some of them and others are blurry.

Zaria was the first to come up and get a halter on.
She's usually the hardest to catch!

Next was my beautiful Dreamer

Although not thrilled with the idea, we had already had a long talk about today and she behaved like a proper lady.

In fact, I think she's rather fond of her new Daddy!

And then, there was Alice.

Alice was NOT happy.

In fact, she refused to walk with her halter on.

Her son "Tangeray" tried to console her.
In fact, Jean is so sweet that she said she'll take Tangueray too!
But it didn't make any difference...

Alice wasn't budging.

Even when Jean carried Tangueray to the truck and Dream and Zaria walked out front and waited for her,

My Lady wouldn't move!

DREAM says...

"She knew."

Sunday, August 07, 2011

The last photo of me...

...BEFORE I turned into a walking SCAB!

My wonderful "Princess" (firstborn daughter, Pam) took this picture of me with my Grandsons last week.  I love those boys SO much!  However, that is not why I'm posting the photo today .  I posted it on my CaringBridge site and introduced the boys as my "post-operative medical team".  On here,  I'm using this photo to show me before I turned into a disaster area ~ not that I look all that great in this  picture but everything is relative...

A couple of hours ago, I put my hand to my face, only to discover that I had a great, BIG  PIMPLE, right on the end of my nose!   I went into the bathroom to use the mirror to witness this atrocity, where I noticed that I not only have a rose like Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer, but I also have a second pimple, on the tip of my chin!  As if that weren't bad enough, I have a great, big, honking COLD SORE in the corner of my mouth.

My mastectomy is scheduled for this Wednesday morning. 
 I figure I'll be a walking scab by then!


Saturday, August 06, 2011

Cancer's turn...

I try to keep my cancer related discussions to my CaringBridge  site but I don't seem to be able to embed a video there.  The link to this video was posted on the Breast Cancer Yahoo Group that I'm a member of.  Since I've already done a 'sheepy' post today, I thought it would be OK to share the video.
I think it's awesome:

Gotta go dig out my boxing gloves...

The Deed is Done...

De-worming my flock, that is.

Penny & Karma

My wonderful sister, Penny, and her daughter, Alicia, came out to help me worm all of the sheep yesterday. 


I don't usually use chemical dewormers but a couple of the lambs had pale eyelids so we did the whole flock.  The weather has been so horribly hot and muggy that I don't want any added stressors on the sheep.

Some took it better than others.

Penny with Kahlua & Chance
(yes, Penny has a bag of cookies stuffed down the front of her shirt!)

Notice Karma standing tied behind Penny in the first photo?  We decided that now was as good a time as any to start halter lessons on the girls that were harder to catch.

As always, that went over very well!

That's Tia Maria in the death throws.  Penny's trying to bribe her with a cookie.  Mimosa is looking on.  She's already halter trained.

Everyone else seems pretty interested in that cookie!

I absolutely love the look of total disgust on Chance's face as Tia continues to fight the halter.

Mimosa was more than willing to demonstrate how to take the cookie out of Penny's hand!

When the ewes and lambs all had their medicine, it was time to move over to the ram pen.
I'm happy to say that my beautiful "Polar Bear" will be making his new home in Oregon ~ with LOTS of beautiful new girls waiting to make his acquaintance!

For those of you who are still hoping to add some Bluff Country genetics to your flock, I've still got a couple of awesome Polar Bear sons for sale...

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Black & White

It's been quite a while since I've posted any black and white photos.  I had fun going through my albums and picking out which pictures to use.  I hope you enjoy them!


Zaria & Sable in the barn

Katie & Mimosa 

Jack Daniels 

Tia Maria 

Lambs by the tree 

DREAM says...

"I always knew that Black & White is the best!"

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Take off your BRA!

I just joined the Army!
The  ARMY OF WOMEN that is...

Won't you join me?

There are lots of organizations looking for the CURE for breast cancer.  The Army of Women is different.  We're looking for the CAUSE.   So that we can prevent  breast cancer from occurring in our daughters or granddaughters.  The Army of Women is looking for any woman of any age or ethnicity, with or without breast cancer,  who might be willing to participate in studies that will help researchers learn what causes breast cancer to develop. 

Please check out the Army of Women  website and see if this could be something that you (or somebody you know) might be interested in participating in...

Tuesday, August 02, 2011


I tried posting this on my Caring Bridge Site but it wouldn't let me embed the video.

Not too sure that I like the voice (or perhaps the 'type' of music) but I love the words and the meaning behind them. I would love to hear someone with a 'softer' voice sing it. Or someone like Chris Daughtry. I have a friend who is also battling breast cancer and she's feeling kind of down. This made me think of her so I emailed her the link...


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