Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Crazy Sheep Lady

Most folks around town know me as "the sheep lady". Only my online friends call me the crazy sheep lady :-).  Saint Tim and I have been so busy this whole week.  You name it, something's been going on every day.  And we're okay with that.  It's hectic, but important to take care of friends, family, furries, volunteer stuff, town activities, oh yeah, and work.

After we got home from helping with the 5K this morning, I did the morning chores, checked in on everyone and then grabbed a cup of coffee and sat down out with the boys, now affectionately known as "the melon heads".  Even though they are all good buddies and have plenty to keep them busy, they LOVE some special "momma time" and will stand at the gate watching me run to and fro, wishing I'd stop and play.

These are the sweetest boys in the whole world.  Daniel (Marcel's brother) was only originally picked to join the group because he was Marcel's brother.  He wasn't especially friendly and the end of the first two weeks he was here, I was beginning to have my doubts if he was ever going to be.  Count Chocula and Bitey Whitey had shown friendly tenancies as lambs, so Robin knew they'd be a good fit here.  Hershey had not displayed any signs of being interested in being chummy and I doubt Robin would have recommended him as a breeding ram if he did.  A too chummy breeding ram is never a good idea, safety-wise.

Hershey became my first buddy in the group.  I think it was the very first morning that he walked right up to me and started politicking to stay (and not leave to be a breeding ram on another farm).  Within just a couple days he was sleeping in my lap.  He gave me some street cred with Bitey Whitey and Chocula and soon they were pretty chummy, too.  And once Daniel came around, he's been my Very Best Bud, the sheep that loves me most.  That's his nose in the picture below.  He's a close talker, just like his brother :-).


Hershey still sleeps in my lap.  Always.  Everyone else better Move Over.


Daniel waits until things settle down and then he grabs a spot on my left side.  Chocula also sleeps on me too on occasion (there are some sweet pictures on Twitter) and Bitey Whitey likes to lay down behind me so he doesn't have to compete for a spot.  Number One Profile is prime real estate.


And always reserved for Hershey, who likes to lay his head on my stomach and cash out for awhile.  

Nothing makes my day like sitting out in the field covered in sleeping sheep, listening to the rest of the sheep going about their "busy" mornings.  When I go back to my "busy" morning, I'm dirty, greasy, my iPhone is disgusting and usually my hair has been chewed on to the point all I can do is tuck it back under my hat and walk away.  

Like a crazy sheep lady.  

And I'm okay with that :-).

23 comments:

littlehawkyarns said...

I love having animals. Makes a day so much better with a bit of dirt and slobber. :)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hershey has it made in the shade!! Love his afro!!

Miha Giustina said...

As I said earlier in my Twitter comment, I think that Hershey is smiling in his sleep. Probably sheep-dreaming:-). Sweet babies.

majorasue said...

That's the best kind of crazy. My lambs aren't happy with me right now and are avoiding me (Nelson is holding a grudge over having been banded, and the girls are being teenage girls). But I know they'll come back around given time.

Spinners End Farm said...

What a lovely time. Gotta love sheep!

Andee said...

I love that you are the crazy sheep lady!

Willow said...

What can I say ~ I love it ...AWW

Suz said...

oh bless you
and your kind heart
to bond with these precious animals is a privilege

Alice said...

The fiber of your being is fleece:-) Your relationship with those sheep is palpable. Somehow I think they always knew that you were their forever momma in their new home.

Tombstone Livestock said...

And we are ok with that too, LOL. Matter of fact would not want it any other way ..............

I think they know they are there for fleece and not to be lamb chops.

I still think Daniel should be Marceau.

Went to a combing and carding class today, used some really wicked combs, may invest in a small set someday.

Michelle said...

I've always felt there's no greater show of trust and love than having a sheep, one of the most vulnerable of prey animals, sleep on you. It's been awhile since I've taken the time to be a sheep pillow and not just a sheep scritcher. I'm overdue....

Wol 'n Draad said...

What a way to start your day - chilling out with the boys! Pure sheep love! :-)

MarmePurl said...

You are the very best Crazy Sheep lady I have ever known.

I need orange said...

Awww, What sweet boys. That pic of Hershey with the blissful smile.......

Thank you for sharing them with us!

Bow Street Flowers said...

Sara! have you tried Instagram?

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

MarmePurl said it best......you are the very best Crazy Sheep Lady :)
That Hershey....what a piece of work!

Adriene J said...

Awww... what a happy, contented looking bunch of sheep. Put a smile on my face. :)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Its okay you are good crazy! Melon heads:)

Eleanor P said...

Love, love, love, love, and being crazy means love, too.

Gemma Garner said...

Hershey looks so contented. Lovely! :)

Lady Fi said...

Awww - your furry friends are adorable.

Lady Fi said...

Awww - your boys are adorable!

Charla said...

I cannot get to your contact information and was told you could help give me some information about sheep. Would you email me so I could ask you some questions? Thank you so much. scseatn@gmail.com

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