Saturday, May 14, 2011

Momma's Brag Book

No matter how dorky you look, if your kid makes the front page of the local paper, you gotta show it off ;-).



Lila may be one of the most well traveled sheep around. This particular day she was doing a meet and greet to promote the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival at the annual Harrison County Homemakers Day downtown.

Lila's been to church, been out to visit a big sheep farm, been to the vet's office, ridden back and forth on the ferry across the Ohio River, toured the wool mill (so she'd be able to come back and tell everyone about their wool being carded ;-).

She's watched us pick up bee swarms, helped install a package of bees at a friend's house (she's sure she knows all about bees now), stopped by various places for lunch or snacks (nothing funnier than going through a drive thru with a sheep :-) and is a mean asparagus harvester.

The other night several of the punks (aka Sherman, Marcel, B. Willard, Keebler, Graham and Blizzard) jimmied the gate and took off running through the barn. I stopped them, got them turned around (not a small feat) and clapped my hands to send them back down the aisleway.

Lila, having lived with a Border Collie, apparently knew all about herding sheep and she helped chase them back out. As the last one cleared the gate, she stopped and looked back at me and I think I heard her say "That'll do."

She's the one that needs to write a book!

19 comments:

Jenny Glen said...

Snort!

Gayle said...

She sure is a special one!!

LindaGay said...

You are both STARS!!!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/

Terry said...

So nice to see Lila get the recognition she deserves! And you too, of course. Next, the big screen.

Christine said...

I can't wait to read her memoirs. Love that you two made the paper.

Alice said...

She should have a column called, "Live the Life of Lila!"
What an adorable picture to put in your Wool House! Hug her while you can still lift her ;-)

small farm girl said...

What would we do without Little Lila's adventures! I hope we never find out. lol

Mom L said...

Love the photo! And I think you should have named Lila "Babe"!!!

Nancy in Iowa

Michelle said...

Had to laugh at Alice's comment; if Lila was a Shetland, she'd NEVER get too big to lift! ;-)

Sheepmom said...

You don't look dorky, you just look like the doting mama you are. Really, Lila should be the spokeslamb for your Festival. "Lila says "Wear Wool - I do!"

Lori Skoog said...

Love it...sweet girls!

flowerweaver said...

That's pretty good if you can train Lila to help heard the other sheep! Glad you two made the front cover.

Tammy said...

Love it! Maybe you can write her book for her. ;-) What fun you are having. One time I was in the sheep pasture with the dogs and I heard a cat fight in front of the house. I went running out the gate with the dogs, through another gate, all the way through the breezeway and out the other side when I suddenly realized there were three 'dogs' instead of two! Gracie, (a dorset and my first sheep) had run through all that maze of gates with us. It was a hoot. She was like what now? huh? huh? Enjoy your special little sheep herding lamb!
Tammy

Sarah said...

sweet Lila! She does have a lot of bookworthy experience. She'd probably make the top seller list in the sheep world.

Ed said...

A sheep herding sheep, now I've heard it all...:-))

Peacecat said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

cyndy said...

Lila obviously has a bright future in front of her...isn't it great that all this stardom hasn't changed her a bit!

Susan said...

It will be so much fun to follow her as she grows. How interesting she will be as a ewe! I really do think the two of you should put your heads together and do a picture book! It's priceless!

dibear said...

Lila is going to think shes a human for sure!! Too cute. :)

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