Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Summer School


Lila's been hard at work running farm and neighborhood security detail, late night stake outs and alerting me to B. Willard, Sherman, Renny, Mia, Blizzard and - oh you know it - Graham Lamb and Keebler running amok in the yard (!) as the sun rose this morning. Maybe I shouldn't have removed all those poisonous plants.

Just kidding.

Sort of.

Today ain't our first day in the 90's this year. Yeesh. Lila and I worked hard all morning (even getting an early start doesn't help) and when we stopped to eat lunch I grabbed a big jug of water and the new Spin Off magazine.

"Come on Lila. Let's go find a shade tree!"

Lila loves to take a nap with momma. She'll go find a shade tree or cool rock pile on her own and sleep, but you can tell when she needs a special nap. She starts following me around, walking slow, rubbing her eyes, no whining, but that classic little kid look of "I need a nap."

She still takes her time falling sound asleep, but once she's out, she's out. She still dreams and talks in her sleep and in between dreams she'll make a big stretch, drop her head back and use my lap (or magazine) as a pillow.



I continued reading (until I dozed off), carefully tucking each page under her ear and had to laugh at the final column "Sheep on the back porch" by Jessie Raymond. It starts...

"I have a sheep on my porch. Is that weird? It's not a real live sheep; it's just a fleece. Normal people would never keep an actual sheep on their porch."

Huh?

I think Ms. Raymond should be glad Lila fell asleep on an educational article and not while reading her essay.

Just kidding.

Sort of.

;-).

17 comments:

Alice said...

An adorable post about Lila. She really is helpful in alerting you to happenings that should not be. Im surprised that Hank didnt awaken you or herd them back into the barn. Good guarding, Lila!!

small farm girl said...

Hank had better watch it. Lila will take his place on the farm.

jessie said...

Love that picture!

Tammy said...

Too funny, made me laugh again with the 'normal people don't keep sheep on their porch'. Define normal... I also loved the post where Saint Tim tells the sheriff's department that 'one of the animals...' That one made me laugh out loud.
Tammy

gtyyup said...

Lila is quite the girl isn't she?!?

I'll take a lil' bit of the heat from you...I had to break down and load the wood stove again yesterday. But today it's in the mid 60's again.

Christine said...

Bah, ha, ha. "Normal people don't have sheep on their back porch." Well now that just depends on who you know doesn't it?

Michelle said...

I read that article and thought of you.... Normal is highly overrated!

farmlady said...

I consider Lila and yourself very "normal". If sheep (here it's goats.) on the porch and dogs in the bathroom aren't normal then I guess I must be abnormal. That's OK with me.
That photo of Lila asleep under the tree is wonderful.
Thanks for being your "normal" self.
Great post!

Nancy K. said...

Would you like a teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, moorit ram lamb???

;-)

ewespin said...

I'm glad Lila got to read the new Spin Off magazine. I got mine yesterday and haven't had time to open it yet.

ewespin said...

I'm glad Lila got to read the new Spin Off magazine. I got mine yesterday and haven't had time to open it yet.

sheepsclothing said...

Too funny. When I read that article I thought of you and Lila.

flowerweaver said...

I think Lila should write a letter to the editor and send a pic in your defense!

Ed said...

AWWWWW, is Lila turning into the yard snitch?? LOL! :-)

Susan said...

I think, on the next Hug A Sheep Day, I will have to come down and hug Lila. I "heart" Lila!

Leah said...

It looks like the dogs are working to rule: Not our property? Not our business. ; )

Lila is such a dear heart. I look forward to her affect on the heard.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

I so miss Darla being at home and falling asleep in my lap after a warm bottle and clean jammies.
I really miss that time...........

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