Thursday, February 5, 2015

The Hard Working Sheep


I love looking out the back door and watching our sheep.  When they're out.  I thought this was interesting, how half were in one field and the other were in another...and then I noticed only about half were even out there.  The other half were loafing in the barn, I guess waiting for me to bring them some more hay.


Hank has decided it's time to go in and everyone's following him.


But then they got stopped.  It sort of makes me feel better that even Hank can't get these ornery sheep to do what he wants them to do sometimes ;-).


I'm not sure what had him upset, but he's got everyone back on track to the barn.


Most of the sheep on the right side raced in at first warning from Hank.  Who are the stragglers? Why look...it's Maisie and Keebler.  At this point I'm not sure which one is "running with a bad crowd" ;-).

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Going with the general consensus, I've decided to three ply Maisie's yarn.  If you look at Maisie, bulky and round describe her perfectly. Thin and fragile?  That was when she was a baby.  No one wants to go back to those days...although I do miss cuddling up with her on the couch and her racing around the house like a goof ball.  

Her favorite game was "snake".  She'd race over to where Tim was sitting, he'd point his finger at her, and right as she'd be ready to touch it, he'd make a sssstt noise and she'd race away...and then come right back, over and over.  You could almost hear her laughing like a wound up little kid :-D.  I have no idea how she grew up to be so sassy ;-).

The sweater is going to be fine.  It will just be a little warmer than I wanted, and as cold as it is this morning, that might not be such a bad idea.  Today is Ply Day!  We got a dusting of snow last night, so the magic of the Iknitarod lives on.  Besides, it wouldn't be the Iknitarod if Maisie wasn't causing some trouble of some sort ;-). 

Now if we could just send some snow up to Alaska!


8 comments:

ineedorange said...

I know Maisie's sweater is going to be stinkin' cute. :-) [whispering, now....] I kinda suspect there may be one or two more ...complications ... before the finish line...........

:-)

Karen Battersby said...

Let's just hope that the only wrenches Maisie throws at you this year are in the yarn. It's going to be stunning. I just want for you to be very careful whenever you wear the Maisie sweater because, well, we know the kind of things that happen when Maisie is around.

Shirley said...

Did you see the video making the rounds on FB of the one sheep that grew up with border collies, bouncing around and playing with them? I could see Maisie doing that.... before she got so statuesque.....

thecrazysheeplady said...

Um, yeah, you are probably right ;-).

thecrazysheeplady said...

That video is hysterical and the sheep even looks like Maisie. I tried to find a way to link it here, but I'm not smart enough. If anyone wants to see it, it's making the rounds on Facebook (why I'm not smart enough to figure out how to link it...)

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Good, you made a decision..........go for it! What pattern?

LannieK said...

I have a feeling the sheep listen to Hank. They may not admit it... Good decision on the 3 ply. Can't wait to see it. It's gonna be pretty :-) (don't tell Maisie it's Iknitarod season-best if she's kept in the dark)

Lisa Smith said...

After viewing the "Mostly Maisie Twitter Slideshow" for the umpteenth time (I never get tired of it!), I find it hard to imagine that sweet little lamb being anything but a lovey-girl! I am so looking forward to seeing your Maisie sweater unfold . . . Thanks for sharing with us!

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