Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 Great American Barn Yard Camp Out

Well, we are two nights down in the transition to the barn.  He woke me up several times the first night "Momma?"  "Hey baby. You okay?"  "I guess so."  "Okay, go back to sleep." "Okay."  and a few times last night.  I'm hoping tonight he'll sleep on through.

I sleep out there with them for a few nights just to make sure they aren't any more stressed than they have to be.  During the day I try to take/keep them out there as much as I can and we graze and nap in the barn so they get used to their new home.  

Usually I really enjoy hanging out in the barn, but this has been the hottest "camp out" ever.  Even with an extra fan blowing right on us yesterday afternoon we were all pretty close to miserable. Luckily the nights have cooled off enough to sleep, but the fans are running 24/7 these days.

Cashed out by my cot.

Waking up for a few seconds and then back out.

Poor Baba in the other corner with her gate pillow. 

This is how we all feel.  Groggy.

But then, when you wake up and you are hungry, you can just walk out the door to eat even if your mom is too hot to go out with you.

Hershey is currently winning the fan war this year.  The big fan is sandwiched between the two gates.

The view from my cot.

A closer look at handsome Keebs.  At least there was a good breeze yesterday.  It helped a little.

You have to have a sheep pillow case for sheep camp!

Oops, he must have heard the camera clicking.

"Is it baba time yet?"


  1. Would a livestock mister help in this extreme heat or would the fleece be a problem?

  2. I especially love the photos of Bullwinkle coming through the door. You are such a good Mom to those bottle babies when it comes to transition time. Hope it cools off for you. We are heading for 90 on Sunday.

  3. Baba has such a kind face. :) Love how the light picked out Keebs, like the star that he is. :)

  4. You are the best Sheep Mom ever.

  5. Hope you get a cooler weekend for your camp out! You are a good Mama:)

  6. Very cute commentary. I also loved the pic of Bullwinkle running into the barn looking for his Momma!

  7. Of course you must have a sheep pillow.

  8. Love living vicariously through your words and pictures! I feel like I am there and can smell the sheepish goodness and hay. Thank you!

  9. What a good Mama you are! To sleep outside in this oven-like weather; why, *you* deserve a baba! Poor sheep. I hope we get some relief this coming week.

  10. I'm not there so you can't blame the heat on me this time! Unfortunately it looks like it's going to stay this way for a while :-(

  11. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I could hear his feet running and his little baby call!


  12. You are the best! BW is such a sweet n' good lambie ~ and big! He is gonna have some gorgeous fleece (don't tell him about that part... yet)
    That photo of him running into the barn is great!

  13. So far, keeping up with your blog gives me enough adorable-sheep-fixes to curb my urge to add a sheep to the menagerie - Mr Shoes said to me, "Just keep reading that Punkin Patch gal because that's the closest you're getting to any sheep, Woman!" I believe that was the sound of his foot being put down...

    1. You'll have to come visit "your" sheep sometime :-).


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