Wednesday, April 27, 2016

So...


I thought about titling this post "Saint Tim Saves Lamb Camp...Again" but since I hadn't shared "Saint Tim Saves Lamb Camp...The First Time" I figured there was too much back story needing to be caught up.  Suffice to say, a huge thank you to Saint Tim (twice) for making sure we could all enjoy adorable lamb pictures, now including Bullwinkle, this spring.

I was thinking I could title this something about "Sheep Dreams" (can I have a show of hands for Dianne to revive her beautiful blog? ;-) but again, there is more to the story than just sweet Bullwinkle taking a good nappy on/in my lap and having a big dream about something, probably More Babas.

I could title it "Goodbye Dear Henri" but that's not the whole story either.  The whole story is good sheep friends that get old and feeble, their sheep friends who understand and don't understand, and people who understand that sheep understand and don't understand.  Good husbands who borrow equipment from good neighbors so they can bury good sheep while sad shepherds sit in the yard with sweet babies while grass grows, the sun sets, birds settle in for the night and bunnies hop across the driveway while good dogs sit and watch, having understood that we are all here to take the best care of each other that we can.

If you turn up your volume you can hear a little talking :-).




34 comments:

Shirley said...

The circle of life....

Christine said...

I am sorry to hear about Henri.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Poor old Henrietta, my sympathy. you are a good sheeps friend and so is St Tim...thanks Tim:)

Benita Story said...

I am so sorry about Henri. It hurts, I know.

Bullwinkle is so sweet! I could hear sucking sounds, so I think you are right that the dream was about a ba-ba.

Stacey in Scotland said...

Ohhh... so sad, bittersweet, all the myriad emotions of having sheep for friends. :-(

Gloria said...

So sad about henri. old sheep but new babies. i hope Henrietta has another friend.
life does go on. sweet Bullwinkle.

Mary Ann said...

I'm so sorry about your old friend, but glad for the new babies.

Melanie said...

I'm sorry, Sara, but I'm glad you're blessed with such a kind husband.

Lori Skoog said...

This is a very sad day.....

Jenny Glen said...

<3 and hugs to you. A real hug coming in a few weeks.

Patti said...

Such a sweet lamb. Thank you for not sugar coating real life farming (ok, you do some); farming is tough and you do it well.

Lisa W said...

Sweet Princess Henrietta. :-(

Karen Battersby said...

I'm so sad and sorry about Henri. Bullwinkle...he's adorable. I love the faces he's making in the video.

Dianne MacDonald said...

Just as a new one comes to live there, another one passes on. Life on the farm is hard sometimes. Bullwinkle is pretty cute though and I'm sure he'll help console you. :-)

Elaine said...

Blessings to you and St. Tim for being such great shepherds. Extra hugs and snorgles for Bullwinkle and Liddy tonight.

Sheepmom said...

Bullwinkle just embodies comfort and security. I like how he wakes up a little and then goes back to sleep. "Hi Mom.....zzzz" It's really hard to see the old faces go out of the flock. All your sheep have come to you in different ways but all are lucky to have landed with you and St. Tim where they can live a long happy sheepy life. And now it's Bullwinkle's turn to be a pampered friend his whoooole life. Here's to old friends and new ones.

Michelle said...

So very sorry...

The Dancing Donkey said...

Such bitter-sweet. I am sorry for the lose of Henri, but glad that she got to live out her life in such a wonderful and loving home. Now it is Bullwinkle's turn and he is clearly enjoying life in the lap of luxury:)

MarmePurl said...

Sending Love..

YarnKettle said...

I'm sorry for your loss. Please take comfort in all your woolie and furry companions. Give St Tim an extra hug, I'm sure he deserves it.

farm buddy said...

I am very sorry for your loss. Wish I could give you one of my lambs as a present for Bullwinkle; although, he seems quite content with you.

Lindsay Hermanson said...

I lost a good old sheep friend recently too. Poor girl, I bought her when she was old and way beyond her prime but I loved her so much and she had a good couple years hers instead of going to a scary auction. We miss them all.

Michelle said...

I'm so sorry, Sara, and have a heavy heart with you. Bart wasn't even old, but we still couldn't save him. I'm glad you have Bullwinkle to help distract and comfort you. Hands waving for Dianne's blog!

T.L. Merrybard said...

Run free Henri. Bullwinkle, you are adorababa!

sophy0075 said...

Sad for you and Henrietta. Grateful for St Tim. Hugs and and hopes of heavenly comfort for you.

And babas for Bullwinkle. Maybe some dark green lettuce or spinach for those bunnies?

Anchor Cottage said...

Your writing is beautiful.

Reneelynn said...

Sorry for your loss but ohhhhh all the little lambies!! yes bring back Dianne!!

Terry and Linda said...

Oh...I am so sorry about Henrietta! Sigh! Love that baby.

Linda

Susan said...

Oh oh oh.........

The Green Dogs said...

This makes me sad that all my pet lambs are too big for naps on me now! :)

Alice said...

Oh my! The whole circle of life rolling right before your eyes! Thank you St. Tim for helping to soothe the lumps and bumps it must travel. Sweet thoughts of all of you.

Tyche's Minder said...

Oh no. :(

I need orange said...

I am sorry for your loss, and grateful for Saint Tim. I second what Alice said -- "Thank you St. Tim for helping to soothe the lumps and bumps life must travel."

Cheryl West said...

You do have your joy and sadness on the farm. Thankfully you have a very supportive husband and friends. My hand is also raised for Dianne to continue her blog.

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