Wednesday, October 30, 2019

2019 Hug A Sheep Day

We ended up having a great farm party to celebrate (Inter)National Hug a Sheep Day this year.  Quite a few people braved the weather and while 20, warm and dry in the Wool House, got the most actual hugs, there were enough cookies flowing out in the barn so no sheep felt left out on their special day.

Amy (Auset Images) battled the dark barn and got so many great pictures that I couldn't narrow it down to just a few to share here, so what follows is picture heavy.  She's posted all of them to a gallery where you can not only view them, but if you'd like to purchase copies for yourself, it's quick and easy to do.  

The Fiber Pusher (aka Kaala's mom ;-) also took a bunch of pictures and some video and has shared those on her site as well.  The first part of her video is some footage of the sheep and sheep silliness and the second half of her video is a time lapse of the barn aisle throughout most of the afternoon and it's a hoot!

Woody kept everyone entertained with his obnoxious amazing gate climbing skills.

Look!  It's the lil' darlin' (Maisie ;-) politely begging for cookies.  Will wonders never cease...

Jared was once again the biggest fan of Feed A Sheep A Cookie Day.

He mugged worked the crowd the entire day and by the end was so jacked up on cookies and crackers that I wasn't sure he would ever leave the barn again to go out and eat healthy grass.  He was still wound up the next day!

Big Moose couldn't believe we would host a party just for him two weeks in a row.  I'm not sure what he's going to think this Saturday when no one comes to see him...and feed him cookies ;-).

Oh look, it's Jared, back for more "hugs" ;-D.

Auntie Reg stayed warm and dry in the Wool House and enjoyed visiting with everyone :-).

Murphy, Chocula and Woody run a racket where they come out to the gate, grab as many cookies as they can, then run around to the side wall and stick their noses through and swear they've not had any cookies yet ever and then go back out to the gate...

"Hey, mister?  Could you tell all the kids with cookies to come back, please?"

I periodically took cookies out to the shy sheep so no one got left out.  Muuuufin ;-).

Follow this link for even more pictures!

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Now here's where things get super awesome.  If you follow the hashtag #hugasheepday on IG or #hugasheepday on Twitter you are going to be AMAZED at how many folks around the world were hugging sheep with us!  And these were just the ones who used the hashtag.

Remember when we had our first Hug A Sheep Day here at our little farm nine years ago?  Seriously, go click those two links (you don't need an account).  You are going to be blown away!  

All from one little sheep...

Happy Hug A Sheep Day everybody!...everyday :-).


Cheryl West said...

Happy sheep, happy people and all the wonderful photos. What a grand day!
Of course I had to laugh at Jared and his insatiable desire for cookies. A new "cookie monster".

Benita said...

I cannot wait for next year!!

knitski said...

Such fun for everyone!

Terry and Linda said...

I've hugged your sheep from way over here for a long-long time. And I love every second of doing so.

amyfibre said...

This is just SO FABULOUS. I'm super excited that, after almost 20 years, this year is my last weaving show/sale -- which has always prevented me from coming in person. Maybe next year!!!!

I need orange said...

Big J say "Yo. I got makin' up to do, all right? All those years of no cookies ... I got LOADS o' makin' up to do!"

:-) :-)

A great day was had by all. I hadn't realized that people all over everywhere were participating in the hashtag. I'll have to get my act together for next time! :-)

Marsha said...

I so hope to make it to one of these. Every year something comes up. I loved the video. I’m glad Hank got in on the action and the one white chicken cracked me up.

Grey Horse Matters said...

What a fun day for everyone! I wish I could be there to hug a sheep and feed cookies! Great pictures.

thecrazysheeplady said...

The chicken is a hoot and Salt coming and going was hilarious as well :-D. Hank ate so many treats I finally had to tell him to go away :-o.

Anonymous said...

I have been so far behind but finally got my sheep-ful LOL Loved every
photo! Thank you for making me laugh and smile and everyone else!!

Far Side of Fifty said...

The smiles say it all! What a wonderful event!

Kylie said...

Love the throwback to 2010!!! Sweet Graham Lamb--one of my original favorites. Glad it was a wonderful day!!

Ruth said...

That is now two years running I haven't been organised enough for hug a sheep day! I will hopefully get a picture for next year. Looks like you had a fun day. <3


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