Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Good Old Chicken

This was a fun Instagram post. It remains a fun Instagram post...but boy, June 19 seems like forever ago now :-/.  

The end of an era.  She was a character.  I buried her in the sheep cemetery, right next to Buddy.  

Monday, August 13, 2018

Lamb Camp...In The Summer?!?

Oh, those silly Soays ;-).  

"Who you calling silly?"

"Don't listen to her."

Beautiful Duchess and her surprise summer lambs.

If you aren't already following Shepherd Life, you'll want to go catch up on all the Splendid Games over there. 

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sunday Stillness

I didn't leave the house until 7:00 this morning. There was just a slight hint of fog so I assumed I'd just overslept and missed it and was trying to decide if I could still count a fog if I didn't technically see it.  I guessed not, but decided maybe I'd get some flurries out of this one.  

The morning was pretty, regardless, so I grabbed my camera and walked down the hill.

The sheep were spread out in several paddocks.  The white down by the creek is Hank.  The whiter look to the sky...

...soon became this.

And this, just 10 minutes after the first picture was taken.

So I guess the snow is going to start slow and then dump a blizzard on us?  I'll take it ;-).

Friday, August 10, 2018


Well...he didn't live forever.  He didn't go down without a helluva fight though and I had to call it in the end.  I think he understood.  

May 2007 - August 10, 2018

The Best Sheep Ever

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fog Friends

Don't get too excited.  No fog this morning.  The August count is four so far though :-).  

This is actually a picture from last week.  I love B. Willard and Liddy grazing together and I figured it might make a fun puzzle.  Trying to get back into the routine of blogging.  It's been a long, hard summer, but there are still plenty of fun things to share that I don't want to forget.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Time Of Day

I've gotten into a routine of taking 'good morning' porch pictures as I eat breakfast this summer. They are posted on Instagram and then to Twitter and Facebook. One of the most common comments I get on them is regarding the magical light.

Here are two pictures (from the camera, not phone) that really illustrate how important the time of day can be. 

This is early in the morning, just after sunrise. Notice how the light is golden and soft, filtering in from behind the trees. 

Here is a very similar picture, but taken late in the afternoon with the light shining harsh on the front of the trees. It's still an interesting picture, but more because of the subjects rather then the magic light ;-). 

Something fun to play around with...

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Count Is On

According to my great grandfather...and the Farmer's Almanac, every fog in August forecasts a day of snow this winter.  We've had two foggy mornings in August so far.  Keep up the good work, fog!

And a new puzzle.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Sheep Friends

Kaala has settled in here really well.  While Buddy is one of her favorite friends, her very favorite is her very first friend, Lila.


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