Tuesday, February 17, 2015

And This Is Why You Should Wear Wool

We made it through the Snowpocalypse!  We've had big snows before and we've had big winds before, but I don't remember it all at the same time. Yesterday was brutal even for a snow lover. Actually, if I hadn't have been so worried about the old sheeps, I'd have still had a pretty big time even with the wind.  The trip up to the top run in shed with a bale of hay on the two wheel drive ATV was quite a hoot :-).  


So most importantly, everyone seems okay this morning :-).  The plywood really seemed to help yesterday...but Ford (on the left) wouldn't go in.  I ended up forcing him into the big barn during the day, hoping that if he could get out of the weather he might be okay.  He really didn't look or act good and I feared the worst.

At feeding time last night I let him go back into Del Boca Vista.  The snow had stopped and the wind was supposed to die down.  His grain was in there, I could safely shovel some cookies his way (he's very arthritic and unstable) and he could make it over to the water easier.  I made him a straw bed out front just in case he still wouldn't go inside.  

At 11:00, that's where I found him, nestled down and looking pretty happy.  It was a beautiful night. The snow had stopped, the wind was calm, the stars were out and it was once again a magical world. I tossed a few flakes of hay into the barn lot and the teenagers came out and partied with me :-).   We stayed out there for quite awhile.


This morning.  You know how if the roof of your house isn't covered with snow then you know you need more insulation?  How's this for insulation?  The snow on the boy's backs has been sitting there for almost 24 hours.  


Murphy


PPPP is sure wearing a warm woolly jumper :-).


Woody

Pretty much everyone had a snow blanket.  The very few that didn't had apparently gotten a good spot in the barn out of the blowing snow.


In the warm sunshine this morning, they were all so toasty that they started steaming as the snow cooked away.


I looked around for Maisie thinking it would be neat to take a picture of how warm her sweater was going to be.  There she was, not steaming, no snow blanket, not even a damp layer where one might have been.  She apparently never left the barn yesterday!  I guess that's one way to do it ;-).


Happy Hank, happy sheep, happy shepherd :-).


17 comments:

Little Lamb said...

So glad to hear you all made it thru the "Snowpocalypse." I love the pic of Woody popping his head of up with food in his mouth... so cute! :D

MarmePurl said...

Happy Blog readers.

ineedorange said...

So glad everyone is all right. This is certainly being A Winter! in the eastern half of the country! It's cold here, and we've got well over a foot of snow on the ground, but it's not *nearly* as snowy here in Michigan as it was last year, so we're not complaining.

I love wool. :-) So warm and cozy.........

Lori Skoog said...

So you finally got some snow........

Susan said...

That is such a relief!

Auntie Reg said...

Maisie is no dumby- she saw the other sheep come in with a costume on and said " no way, I am not going to wear a steaming coat- you crazy sheeplady" .

Lisa W said...

I agree - angel Maisie has a good head on her sheepie shoulders!

Michelle said...

Glad everyone survived! More snow tonight for central KY. *sigh* Stay warm.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Ha you have more snow than me! Congratulations! Hope the older sheep stay warm...it looks like you did the best you could..the darn wind is brutal. I hope you stay warm and cozy. Maybe you need a 4 x 4 ATV or chains! :)

MaryAnn said...

So glad everybody is good. The weather must not bother them as much with their wooly coats. Thank you for sharing the pictures

Eppie Doodle said...

I so love your blog. I learn so much!

Take care.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Thank the 'Goddess' the elders made it thru. KWAP, will it never end??? Another one coming in for Boston they say, a small one :) amazing, steaming sheep, and not a care in the world...just give me FOOD!! Glorious food :)

Shirley said...

Looks like it was quite the storm. Love the Woody photo.

sophy0075 said...

Thank goodness Ford is ok. Teenagers can endure most anything (thouhg they whine about it) but (we) seniors find snow and cold tough.

Lisa Smith said...

I'm so glad Ford made it through such adverse conditions. I just checked your weather (I'm so glad you put that at the bottom of the blog; I check it often before I comment.....) and it says it's only 3 degrees right now. I sure do wish I could send you some of our freakishly-warm weather here in Oregon. Yesterday and today our highs were 61 and 63 degrees. I feel so guilty, knowing you and your sheep are battling such cold.

I absolutely love Woody's photo! You do get such amazing shots!
Sending you warm, and I do mean very warm wishes, Lisa :-)

thingsherelately.com said...

I love this post. You absolutely just gave me permission to buy wool yarn anytime I get cold. I love you for that. ;)

thecrazysheeplady said...

I've been wearing the B. Willard sweater with a wind breaking jacket over the top and have not been the least bit cold this week :-).

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