Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Little Sunshine...From The Other Day



It's too cold to sleep outside like this today. The sun IS shining this morning and Hank's out there, but he's curled up with his nose tucked under his tail. Still happy though.  He and I love winter...most of the time.  

Here are a couple shots of his buddy Miss Maisie.  When she's not sleeping with him, this is her spot in the big stall :-).



"I'm still pretty stinkin' cute :-)."

I took a bunch of fun(ny)  pictures (and lucked into a really nice one of Rebecca Boone) on Monday. We have more/better snow now, but it's so finger freezing cold that I've let my camera sit.  Monday's snow was more fun, so I'll keep posting those pictures.

The furnace is limping along and the house is warm.  Elizabeth and I are fighting about where she wants to live.  She's miserable in the heated pen and is adamant about staying in her own home.  I can understand that.  What do I do?  Force her to move into a "nursing home" or let nature take its course "at home"?  She's a tough old bird, but the forecast is just not great.

While we're all thinking on that, here's another silly video that will make you smile.  This one is a little longer and some of the super boring stuff could have been taken out, but there are a couple priceless close ups mixed in and I decided to let it ride. 

I do these by setting my camera up somewhere (this time it's on the Grahaminator), turning it on and walking away.  I've figured out how to cut out the beginning and the end, but haven't had time to figure how to cut out parts of the middle and the middles mean something to me anyway... 

The first foghorn you hear is Buddy.  Of course :-).  Then you can hear me clear my throat and Maisie wicker back at me.  I think she's so cute following me around.  It looks like I'm wandering all over setting out random piles of hay, but really I'm looking for any openings that allow me to get through with the least amount of spillage on fleeces.  I think it's funny how they keep moving to fresh piles like maybe this one is better...  Sheeps ;-).



And that's why you should always keep an inexpensive UV filter lens on the end of your not-so-inexpensive lenses ;-).

21 comments:

Dianne MacDonald said...

Graham was only adding his own artistic touch to the video! (Just trying to be helpful, as always.)

Alice said...

Nothing like Graham to add his own artistic touches to the video. At least he didn't leave sheep lips on the lens!
Kinda fun watching you work while I'm inside with a hot cup of coffee. ;-)

Anchor Cottage said...

Love the bells tinkling in the background.

fjord girl said...

This put a smile on my face- love your sheep and Hank...swoon. Lots of sunshine in your neck of the woods.

Suz said...

What a great peek into your day
Is that calendar hay?
getting slimed was the best
hee hee
love them all even the chickens

Maureen said...

Aw, so cute! Nothing like a big wet kiss on the lens ;) Sheep Slobber!

Those bells really had my cat wondering where the heck the sound was coming from... then she got up close and watched the video with me!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh I loved the bells, and yes good thing you have cover up lenses for the expensive ones. I was afraid camera a was going to go flying!
Poor Elizabeth, I wonder how much stress it is causing her to be away from her real home. Might just be wanting to go home to die..animals sometimes know best:(

Leslie said...

Another wonderful vid, thank you. It's so fun to see someone living the life I wish I had. The close ups were great and Maisie trails around behind you like a puppy. Too cute.

Pam said...

Thanks for the nose plant, Graham. Priceless GL in action.

Spinners End Farm said...

Those old ones have a mind of their own. I don't envy you the decision. We have one who has made it through -40 wind chills amazingly just hunkering down in the deep straw bedding.

Susan said...

I could sit and stare at your videos all day long. And I love the boogers on the lense part... :) It's hard to deal with old ladies. Just ask me...

MarmePurl said...

So fun to see your farm life in action.

Miha Giustina said...

What a cute video:-). And Maisie is clearly her mama's baby.

karen said...

I love when dogs bask in the sun no matter what the weather. Hank seems so cozy in the sun's rays :)

Tyche's Minder said...

smile

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Of course Maisie is so 'stinken cute'! And the hay Must be sweeter, on the other side. Your forecast is a bear, I'm 'warmer' here in the NW. As for Elizabeth, animals live in the moment so where ever she is happiest is where she should be. video was great, sheep slobber is right :)

Eleanor P said...

Love your videos! Love that Graham! As for Elizabeth, you do what you think is right for her--and it will be what is right. Good idea to put Jester in with her in her own "home".
I had Margaretlamb (15) under a heat lamp and blanketed and partitioned off in a stall last night. She was tangled in her blanket and had so much hay in with her that she couldn't stand. Thom pointed out I may have overdone it last night. But she's up today. So it's the right thing.
Bless all of us keepers of the animal kingdom in times like these.

small farm girl said...

Too cute!!!

I need orange said...

Love the slobber on the lens (and glad it wasn't really on the lens, so the lens is safe......).

:-)

thecrazysheeplady said...

It IS calendar hay :-D

Just called to order 50 more bales. This extreme cold is taking it's toll :-(.

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

Well, I don't know which of us is more nuts ~ you for taking the video, or me for enjoying it so much! I laughed out loud. Such fun. We love our lambies!

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