Monday, January 9, 2017

Soaking Up Some Sun

It's been a little colder than I'd like (down to 4 the night before last), but I've loved the snow! Walking out to the barn late at night to check on everyone and toss out a little more hay - everything is so bright and crunchy and sparkly and quiet and...  

We've been lucky and no wind.  Everyone can handle single digits when there is no wind. Beautiful sunshine yesterday.  Clouds moving in today and we are headed back to the mid 60s and rain in a couple days.  I (and the sheep, but maybe not the chickens ;-) will take sunny cold and frozen any day!   


Annabelly, Billy Belly and Heidi


Keebler and Allie


Keebs again


Buddy.  He may never have a cool 'do but he has awesome ear fuzz :-D.


Hershey, Hank and Liddy


Ewen

Oh, and from the department of if something weird is going to happen, it's going to happen to Maisie...here's a sort of funny Maisie story.

I did remember to unhook the hose from the hydrant last week, but forgot to drain said hose...so it's been full of ice for the last four or five days.  Not really a problem as I can carry buckets of water to refill the water tanks.  Just an inconvenience...much like the pioneers faced ;-).

The other night I was carrying out a big bucket of water.  Somehow Maisie bumped into it and got thoroughly splashed.  It was heading down to five that night (!).  Five and wet would be horrible, except it was Maisie, who has at least five or six inches of wool on her, so it probably hadn't reached her skin.

Still, I didn't want her to lie down and have it soak in, so I quickly (and sort of without thinking) started madly brushing as much water off her side as I could.  For those who've met the little darling, let's just stop and think about what happened next...

 At least I lived to tell the story ;-D.


17 comments:

  1. I'm sure Maisie thought you were beating her! Arnica is good for bruises, hope there aren't too many....

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  2. I love the clean crunch of snow as well. Its when it starts melting, and freezing, and slopping, that I dislike it.

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  3. Thanks for taking a pic of Keebies. Maisie would make a big block of ice!

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  4. Hahahaha, too funny! I imagined that water would just roll off the wool; now I'm imagining you trying to explain the 'patting' to a pissy Maisey... hahaha
    LOVE the bangs on Hershey, reminds me of Bugs Bunny's Sheepdog!
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  5. I take it you got bunted....

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  6. Zero appreciation for what I was trying to do for her ;-D.

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  7. I'm imagining that teefers were involved. :)

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    1. No teefers (this time ;-D). Just lots of stomping feet and spinning around. Much like a spoiled toddler haha.

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  8. Whoa! Betcha you won't be brushing Miss Maisie any time in the future. (Are you sure she's a sheep? Well, she got hit with the ornery stick when she was a teeny tiny lamb...)

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  9. Glad you survived that encounter. Is Maisie the only sheep with such a temper?

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    1. She's the sassiest sheep I've ever been around...but that's probably what saved her life as a baby. And we may have spoiled her a bit... ;-).

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  10. I think we all can imagine what happened. Did she land you on your butt?

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    1. Nah, I'm pretty good at ducking out of the way. Years of practice ;-). Hopefully lots and lots of years. She'd better live forever. That's all I'm saying!

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  11. The sunny pics look so nice. We've been real cold and cloudy, snow and now freezing rain today (maybe. might skirt around us). I can just imagine Maisie about the time you started brushing her off - "Whoa! What the $*%&! are you doing?? DON'T touch the wool!" They can be so unappreciative!

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  12. I always have to dust off Mira's head, cause she tries to eat the hay while I'm carrying it and gets fines all over her face. I brush off her head, she butts her head into my leg, it's all very ritual and friendly-like. :-)

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  13. So I take it sassy pants didn't appreciate your care and concern one bit. Oh Maisie!
    Glad you are okay! And so glad you got snow... Yea!!

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  14. I'm glad you were prepared...for, you know, Maisie being Maisie...

    Linda

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