Friday, April 15, 2011

Farm Friends Friday - Mia

Little Mia has always been little. Very petite. A "primitive" Jacob. She's not an aggressive eater, prefers to eat vanilla wafers over nutritional ewe nuggets, get easily distracted when she's supposed to be eating by the thought I might have vanilla wafers in my pocket...

At a year old now, with green grass abounding, she should be starting to look like the rest of the sheep around here. Ewes not fat, ewes just fluffy. Or just fat.

I let her and old Elizabeth (the only other sheep on this farm that needs any extra food) slip into the barn every morning for extras. Elizabeth eats and then hollers at me (her standard MO) to go back out with her friends.

Mia? Mia's an explorer.



"Go around to the back door, Mia."



"Hey, so this is the cat box everyone was so grumpy about the other day."

Actually, she'd not know if the barn cats were grumpy about anything BECAUSE THE BARN CATS DON'T LIVE IN THE BARN!



"And blankets on chairs???"



"And flowers, straight for the taking."

"MIA!!!"



And then she marched right in the kitchen like she grew up here. She didn't. And the kitchen is so lonely that I almost let her stay.



"Hey, they gots flowers in here too!"



And all I really wanted was a picture of one of the lilac Jacobs posing in front of the lilac bush.

"Get that out of your mouth!!!"

To meet some more Farm Friends...

17 comments:

Sarah said...

great post, as usual! I love Jacob sheep, but no little of them other than the legend of their name. And what is a lilac Jacob? I'll have to look into it. I love Mia's spots! And she looks like the kind of sheep that knows how to have some fun!

thecrazysheeplady said...

In 25 words or less, lilac Jacobs are brown and white instead of black and white. I think I have a post I can link back to about that.

Sarah said...

oh I see! The handful I've seen in person were mostly dark brown (which was probably sun bleached black).

Jenny Glen said...

I can't believe your lilac bush is in full bloom! Ours isn't even hinting at it. I usually miss it's bloom 'cause I'm in your part of the country at that time of year, but one year I stayed home and had no idea how beautiful they are and that smell...!

Jody said...

If I could keep my sheep in my house I would hehe!! DH says NO. You must keep a broom handy for little clean ups :-)

kenleighacres.com said...

What a silly girl Mia is :) I love the pictures of her in your kitchen.

Peacecat said...

love, love, love the post.

Ed said...

I miss Mia...great post..:-)

Leah said...

Mia has the most beautiful horns.

Kim said...

So cute! I hate to admit that I let the baby goats in the kitchen to have their bottles in the morning. They would actually stand by the microwave while the milk warmed up! No more though, they are too big.

Mary Ann said...

Oh my goodness, what a GREAT post! Mia made me laugh so hard after a long week!

Dreaming said...

Mia seems like quite the girl! Perhaps she suffers from ADHD! You captured such cute pictures of her exploring. I wonder if she'll be a better eater as she gets older and isn't as easily distracted.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hello!! I have really enjoyed this post; it's a great way to end my day! I hope you have a nice weekend!!

Alice said...

Mia heard braggin' stories from Keebler about how he used to live in the kitchen and be bottle fed and all, and how he could have all the cookies he wanted, asparagus, flowers unlimited, and sleep on the cushioned porch chairs when the weather was nice. She wanted to see if it was true.
It was. You spoiled him.
Frankly, if Mia can cook or do dishes, she can stay in my kitchen anytime.
Give her hugs for being so cute!

Backwoods Woman said...

Very cute post - and very, very cute goat!

Joan said...

Love what Alice had to say... Ditto here! :D Excellent post, and Mia is beautiful with such a fun personality. Both are the best of the Jacob world. ;)

Teresa said...

How cute! I have a couple of goats that get the special treatment of eating in the duck/peacock pen. They don't get to come browse in the house though! Well, not right now.

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