Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Kentucky Sheep And Fiber Festival

Despite the not so great weather (it's May in Kentucky, so it could always be worse ;-), we had a great day at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival.  Biscuit, Muffin and Liddy did a great job working the crowd and all three were happy to let kids of all ages visit with them.  Auntie Reg did a great job working the crowd as well...as always :-).

Here is a fun iPhone compilation of pictures and videos.  This is the "long version".


Looks like the rain is over, so come on out tomorrow!  And don't forget the Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trial will still be going on down the hill as well.  Tomorrow is the "double lift" (championship), which is exceptionally fun to watch.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If You Think I've Gone Missing...

...just check the skirting room. Whew!  I'm done with our fleeces and now I'm working on the fleeces from Tring Farm.  Hopefully I'll be finishing up today because it's almost time to load the trailer!  


For something fun I thought I'd post a Lamb Camp shot from the April Archives and found this sweet picture of one of the guardian dogs, Bella, sleeping with a ewe we call Georgie and her two lambs.  Which reminded me I had a picture from earlier in April...


Georgie was a first time mom this spring and I love this picture of her getting reassurance from Annemarie as they got ready to head to the nursery.  The lambs born out in the field get a ride to the barn in a dog crate on the back of the golf cart.  The moms follow along, keeping a close eye on their babies.

I thought I'd add a link to more information about the golf cart set up and guess what!  That's Georgie as a lamb!  What a fun coincidence :-).

Georgie's fleece is one of the fleeces coming to the festival this weekend.  It's a lovely color and would be a great first fleece for someone wanting to learn how to wash and process a farm fresh  fleece.  I like pairing up fleeces to people and am happy to talk wool all day long, so don't hesitate to ask me for suggestions :-).

Hope to see you this weekend!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Sneak Peek

I've been busy getting the 2018 fleeces ready for the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival this weekend.  I took some pictures as I skirted along and shared quite a few of them and even did a series of educational Chocula fleece pictures and at the end my phone made a sweet video "memory" for me.  

I started a post to share it earlier and then felt the need to go on and on explain about the work and photo stories and the sweet little wren in some of the pictures and nine paragraphs later I realized that when it's 91 stupid degrees and I'm miserable I really don't have anything to write that anyone wants to read so let's just grab a glass of lemonade and watch a sweet video and shut up. 


We are bringing quite a few really nice and fun Equinox Farm fleeces this weekend.  I will also have some pretty fleeces from Tring Farm in our booth.  Kathy will have her Final Frontier Farm fleeces for sale in the Fleece Sale area.

There will also be the usual Punkin's Patch swag (bags, mugs, cards, t-shirts), spindle kits and some yarn and a limited amount of roving.  20 will of course be there and I know everyone wants to know what other sheep are coming...



Saturday, May 12, 2018

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

More from the April archives.


Thursday's lamb wasn't really doing anything super unusual.  Tucked up either next to or on top of your mom is a favorite baby lamb sleeping spot, especially on a cold afternoon like I remember this one was.


And being so sound asleep you don't even know you've fallen out of bed...too cute :-).

Do you know what's really special about this picture?  That is not that lamb's mother.  She was one of the grannies who had been moved into the nursery pen so she'd get a little extra food before she lambed.  

Good mommas are not always your real momma :-).  


Thursday, May 10, 2018

That Can't Be Comfortable

Another from the April archives...


I remember taking this picture, but I can't remember what the weather was like that day.  There were some brutally cold "spring" days this year.  I'm not sure if this lamb had found a warm spot to sleep or if his mom, a very good first time lamber, had put him back in that corner to keep him safe. 

They'd just moved into the nursery pen so it could be either scenario.  Or sometimes lambs just do silly things :-).

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hours Of Nonstop Entertainment

I was out in the barn yesterday evening when all the sheep headed out for a last bit of grazing.  Nothing unusual about that until Daniel walked out...with the Sheep Chicken on his back.  

While several of the sheep will actually carry the chicken straight over to the wall where her night perch is located, Daniel is apparently not one.  Oh, he's happy to let the chicken surf from his back to another sheep's back, but if he has to mastermind the complete trip...  


"I thought the chicken was supposed to stay back in the barn."


Spud, far left, looks like he's telling Daniel he did it wrong.  Spud is one of the best chicken transport sheep.


"Yes, I realize that now, Spud!"



"You made a new puzzle from that picture?"


"For crying out loud.  This just gets worse and worse."


"Um..."


"I have a chicken on my back."


"I have a chicken on my back."


"A little help here, lady?!?"


"I have a chicken on my back."


"Come here, Big D, and I'll take the chicken in for you."

He might not understand how to get the chicken put to bed properly, but he does know he can walk over to me and I'll fix it...after I take a few pictures ;-).  



Monday, May 7, 2018

Friday, May 4, 2018

The View From The Hill

If you follow along on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook you'll know I frequently post a "Good morning!" photo from the back porch or from along the driveway, looking up the hill towards the sunrise.  The other morning I decided to grab a cup of coffee and head up/over there and shoot down the hill.


The early risers joined me.


Biscuit and Muffin, side by side :-).


What is Chocula watching?


The dogs were finishing up their morning patrol out back.


Good morning, June :-).


'Morning, Hank :-).


If you click to biggify, you can see Kate and Comby watching from the porch steps.


Continuing on patrol.  Hank headed back to the barn with the sheep.  


While June parked out in the field to monitor something across the road.

Good morning!

Here's a new puzzle.  Enjoy!



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

From The Archives...Of April

There are still two ewes left to lamb at Tring Farm, so Lamb Camp isn't completely over for the year. Until then, I'll try to get a few more pictures posted when I can...because we can never have too many pictures of sweet little lambs, right?  


Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


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