Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's Beginning To Look A Little Bit Like Christmas

You wouldn't know it driving past our house though. Even the neighbors are starting to comment on it.  Today's the day!  But first, a little holiday cheer from the farm.  What are those crazy boys up to this year?!?

There has always been a bit of a rivalry between the older boys (Chocula, Hershey, Daniel and Burrnie) and the the younger boys (Baaxter, Woody, Murphy and Woody).  Girls, food, cookies, back scratches...you name it.

Chocula's usually the main enforcer.  Baaxter's smart enough to stay out of the way (usually ;-). Woody's mouth runs all the time and somehow cute, innocent little Spud keeps getting caught in the middle.  Daniel likes to take advantage of everyone's distraction and come over for extra attention.

I wasn't going to paint a new card this year.  Last year's number ten seemed like a nice ending point and really, other than a snowball fight or trying to figure out a way the sheep could make snow angels without looking dead, I couldn't come up with any other winter activities to portray.

When we lost Iris so unexpectedly this fall and quickly realized just how much she'd kept everyone in line, I decided the snowball fight would be a perfect design.  Kate's arrival last month tied in well, too.  She could be racing in to save the day...with Tilly happy to once again be "back up".

The neighbor kids are back again, as always, sitting on the three white pines from the last few posts. Hank and Maisie are together with Comby by Hank's side while Betsy is with Baaxter. Hickory's (always) eating while T-Bone is watching the events unfold.

Graham pretty much has to be on every card.  I'm not sure how he got that negotiated into his contract, but there he is ;-).  B. Willard is also a frequent cast member as is Mia.  Little Mia is a bittersweet inclusion this year.  After years of battling "something liver related" we knew it would not be fair to put her through another winter.  She will always be there in spirit though, another Angel Among Us.






Merry Christmas from Equinox Farm!

29 comments:

Marcy Doane said...

LOVE the card! You are so talented.

Sheepmom said...

You always manage to incorporate so much in the cards! Love how Woody is trash talking the bigger boys and Baaxter is saying "Yeah, you tell them how 'we' are going to kick their butts!" Great concept! You can't stop the cards!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Too cute as usual, glad to see Kate is working out.

I need orange said...

Love it and LOVE the caption.........

lol........................

Agree totally w/ Sheepmom. :-)

Michelle said...

Brilliant, as always! The inspiration comes; sometimes it just takes longer than others.

Michelle said...

(And I'm really sorry about Mia, Sara.)

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ah Mia...so sorry Sara. I love your card and a snowball fight is just perfect! :)

Sandra Morris said...

Love the card!
I haven't started pulling out Christmas decor... Sigh ...

RuusVerd said...

So sorry to hear about Mia. :-( Merry Christmas to your and all of your wool/fur babies!

LL Farm said...

Lovely card! Merry Christmas Sara!

Terry and Linda said...

OH! I didn't know you lost Mia also. It's so hard to lose all our woolly and fur friends/kids. I'm glad you did another card...it tells the story of the year.

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Jenny Glen said...

Betsy is painted so pretty!

Lori Skoog said...

Another spectacular card Sara. Sorry to read about Mia.

MarmePurl said...

Dang...I had to use the cheat sheet this year for a few. I am slipping.
Merry Christmas Sara.

Deb W said...

Like MarmePurl, there are so many new faces in the last year or two that I am not as familiar with the flock as I used to be. (I never knew too many of the Jacobs) So, not only are the cards beautiful, and beautifully painted, it catches me up on the new generation at the farm! Wonderful card. Glad you are keeping up the tradition.

Karenfor said...

Oh Sara, i am so sorry about Mia. What a beautiful card. I just LOVE it!

Karen Battersby said...

I love the card again this year. Of course my #1 boyfriend, Graham has to be on it, but I'm also glad that Mia was included. You know how much I loved that tough little sheep.

Pam said...

Oh, sweet very-little Mia. I know that was a heart breaking decision, but the right one. Yes, this card title may be the best ever. Those wethers ARE frightful! Well done!

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh no, Mia. You've had a some sad losses this year too. Here's hoping for a merrier christmas.

RMK said...

The title is fantastic!

Karen said...

I love it... but where is Blossom?

Lisa Smith said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear about Mia. Thank you so very much for continuing the annual card tradition. It would have been sorely missed. You captured Comby's amazing ginger-orange striations so beautifully! And I love the birds on top of each tree!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OHHHH, glad tidings among the not so glad... PROMISE you will use this as a boxed card set for next year. Yes, I must prove I am not a robot :)
Best wishes for Christmas. Must go bake BIG Christmas Trees!

fjord girl said...

So sorry about sweet Iris...
I LOVE your card how delightful and fun...gifted you are :)

LannieK said...

Love your painting! It's a great concept and well executed, as always :-D So glad you didn't stop - there's always another.
Yes, bittersweet. I am so sorry about Mia, and so glad she's there. )))hugs(((

flowerweaver said...

So sorry about Mia, she was so sweet. Love the card!

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

So special! a card right from your heart!

Fiona said...

Its the best yet! Your just a marvel!

Miha Giustina said...

Beautiful card, Sara. Merry Christmas to all at Equinox farm!

(very sorry to hear abotu Mia).

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