Monday, June 12, 2017

Another Great American Barnyard Camp Out Is In The Books

You know all those cute pictures of Biscuit sleeping on his various beds from porch to barn? They've been among my favorites for sure...that is until I tried to sleep on a cot in the barn with Biscuit on his first night out.  Let me reword that.  Until I tried to sleep on a cot with Biscuit in the barn on his first night out.  

To make matters even more, um, crowded, Betsy slept with us as well.  On the cot.  It's a small cot. The only thing that kept Muffin (that seems to be sticking, but we are still working on her mom's name) from joining us is her wonky legs.  She thought the camp out was the Most Fun Ever.

"We have our own lantern?"  "And blankets?"  "These blankets taste great!" "How'd you get up there, Biscuit?"  "That cat sure has a floofy tail!" "You're really going to sleep out here with us?"  "All night?"  "Did you bring us treats?" "This is so fun!"

Biscuit did not think this was the Most Fun Ever.  He missed his safe, comfy dog crate, private hay and grain stash, very own water bowl...and peace and quiet.  He was up and down all night and was actually pretty miserable until he finally settled in around 4 a.m., chewed some cud and fell sound asleep.



Betsy stayed out with us all night.  I'm not sure if she was there for Biscuit or me.  Regardless is was pretty sweet...until she jumped up on the divider and knocked down the (noisy) metal bowl full of sheep treats.  Poor Biscuit...


"How about for the next barn yard camp out we do it without the sheep."


This would have been a welcomed sunrise even if it hadn't been really pretty.


Do you see the cloud lamb jumping into the sky?  The two tiny white ears and fuzzy topknot look like Biscuit.  Hopefully he'll have sweeter dreams tonight.  I'm going to make him a night time pen within the pen so he won't have to worry about his food and water and hopefully there will be enough room for a small bag of wool scraps to sleep on as well...because he ain't sleeping on my cot ;-).


10 comments:

Shirley said...

Growing up is hard to do!
What kind of wonky legs does Muffin have?

Gloria said...

The things you do for your lambies! Maybe you can get a nap this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Now that was one for the 'books'! Did Muffin just sleep like a 'normal' sheep on the floor? And that Betsy? How much longer will this camp out go on?

Benita Story said...

You are a good sheep mama. I'll bet you take a nap later. ;)

Anonymous said...

Love that you stayed in the barn with the babies..and I do not feel so crazy now...do the same with all pets...have forever. It is the way we are. ...Our reward is that happy face of Biscuit and Betsy too teee hee God Bless you richly , and I know He does...thank you for being so amazing and wonderful for the world to witness all that LOVE xoxoxo

YarnKettle said...

How about naming Momma - Scone? It is in keeping with the baked goods theme that St Tim unofficially started.

Love seeing your pictures and reading your stories. Betsy is my favorite lamb sitter!

sophy0075 said...

What a caring Momma you are! I especially love the Betsy photo- she really does look like she's asking you that question.

I'm still touting Lily for Muffin's mom. As in "White Lily Cake Flour". (See whitelily.com)

Lisa Smith said...

I think it's so sweet how Betsy has appointed herself Biscuit's companion. I'm sure the pen within the pen will make him feel secure. You certainly do have a wonderful family!

Linda said...

You are the perfect sheep momma! Just perfect!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Also thought about some tea names...like Lady Grey?

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