Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Why Yes

"...I do always sleep with a chicken on my back.  How can you tell?"

Poor Boudreaux.  Hope no one was planning on spinning his fleece next spring ;-).  Speaking of fleeces, I think I've got a good working list of the fleece reservations, but just to be sure, if you have already reserved a fleece, please shoot me a reminder email so I can "check it twice".

Also, I have six Farm Calendars and four Lamb Camp calendars left if anyone is needing something to flip to tomorrow.  Well, I won't be able to get it to you overnight... ;-). Again, just email me.

I'm looking forward to the new year.  I always do, but this year is especially exciting.  Do you know why?  Leave your answer/guess in the comments on the main blog and I'll do a drawing for something fun at the end of the day tomorrow, January 1, 2015 (gotta start practicing!)

Monday, December 29, 2014

The Contemplative Sheep

"This weather..."

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Updated at noon: Hmmm - three times now I've put up a crabby post about the weather and three times the sun has come out almost immediately to taunt me.  Hey, whatever it takes ;-D.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

The 2014 Christmas Eve "After Party"

I loved reading all the comments about the Christmas Eve cookie party the other night.  I'm glad everyone enjoyed it as much as the sheep did :-).  And yes, to all the Baaxter comments!  My favorite comment though was probably "I just love how tall and polite Ewen is."

I love all of my sheep. Very much. Some however are extra special. Ewen is one of those sheep.  I can't really explain why.  He was a bottle lamb, but many here were.  He was a bit odd as a lamb, but many here were are ;-).  He loves his mom very much, but I think most here do (those silly Jacobs probably do like me even if they act like they don't ;-).

I took about nine minutes of video the other night.  I edited out the last half and just posted the actual cookie party thinking no one would really be interested in a few more minutes of just back scratches and silly talking.  However, there are some funny parts in that last half and Hank yelling at some coyotes out back.  In case you're interested...  It starts with Ewen McTeagle :-).

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve Cookie Party 2014

I left the beginning in because I think Murphy sniffing the camera is funny (only since the camera didn't hit the ground!) and the expression on Woody's face as I'm turning the camera on and walking around to the door is priceless.  You can see he's wondering might hard what is going on.  It's his first Christmas :-D.  

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Santa's Little Helpers

There are too many pictures here, but I just can't decide which ones to keep and which to cut and I've been working on this for over two hours, so here you go. It was actually pretty dark when we headed out. I had my ISO set to between 4000 and 6400 to brighten everything. This will make sense when you get down to the bottom pictures and think, man, they must have been out there for hours. 

No sheep were tortured in the making of these pictures.  Well, except maybe Maisie...but she kinda had it coming.  Just kidding ;-). 

The boys are excited for the opportunity to go out and spread some Christmas cheer!

Maisie?  The Naughty Elf?  So mad we almost couldn't get her to leave the barn.  Even with CHEERIOS!  Hank and the other sheep look on in disbelief at her temper tantrum...or maybe it's her hat ;-).

Once she settled down, she actually had some fun.

Though at one point she'd decided she'd had enough and was going to go back to the barn...but then she saw there were more Cheerios...

Baaxter got his head stuck in the Cheerios box...

...and just kept on eating :-D.

I hope you can see Baaxter looking in at the Christmas tree.  Such a cute lil lambie :-).  He is surely on Santa's good list this year!

Maisie?  She probably "needs to pack a few things" ;-). **

Baaxter's ears are tucked inside his Elmer Fudd reindeer hat.  He didn't care :-).

I am planning to video another Christmas Eve cookie party in the barn tonight like last year.  I doubt I'll make it until midnight to see if the animals can all talk, but we'll see.  

** This is a reference to one of the funniest David Sedaris essays, 6 to 8 Black Men.  Here's a link to a print version, but it's better to listen to him read it.  Should be some on YouTube.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Airing Of Grievances


These pictures were taken yesterday.  Yes, it's raining again today.  I'm dreaming of a muddy Christmas just doesn't have the same ring to it.  

I love Buddy's "grumpy" expression, but he's really seldom grumpy.  That's just how he looks when he's listening to something behind him ;-).  

Happy Festivus!

Monday, December 22, 2014

...For A Long Winter's Nap

Not to worry.  All is okay.  Just busy and wishing *I* had time for a long winter's nap ;-).  

If you look closely, there's a bit of sunshine in the top picture.  Didn't last too long.  Maybe some more today though!  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

At Least They Wear It (The Dampness) Well

Wish I had something bright and sunny to share...



Rebecca Boone


At least this looks festive :-).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Some Holiday Oldies But Goodies...Also Known As Avoiding Posting More Cloudy Pictures

The other day a friend sent me a link to that crazy fun LED Sheep video that zoomed around a few years ago and will hopefully keep on zooming.  I re-watch it every year.  That and how they made it. Which then reminded me of the Brooks Brothers lambs singing Jingle Bells a couple years ago and how they made that and down the path I went :-).

Here are the links.  Guaranteed to brighten your day...even if it is just with LEDs ;-).

This is not the best "how to" video I remember, but I can't find that one and need to get back to work :-/.

And these lambies are so stinkin' cute I just almost can't stand it!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Reprieve

The forecast was for rain yesterday, but it didn't come until after dark and we actually got a couple hours of sunshine during the afternoon!  A welcome break for everyone, especially Comby.

Did you just yawn?

Did your lip get stuck on one of your fangs?  ;-)

A golden ray of sunshine to help hold us over.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Cloudy With A Chance Of [Cookies]

No meatballs here ;-).

At the risk of looking like a broken record...

Chocula and B. Willard coming over to see if I brought cookies.

Raise your hand if you're getting tired of cloudy weather!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Frightful Only Begins To Describe It ;-)

"Hey, let's go somewhere in the space ship!"

"Wait a minute, where's Baaxter?"

"I don't know."

"Oh, he's down there being a momma's boy.  We can fly without him."

"Uh oh, she's spotted us."

"Just act natural."

"Nothin' to see here..."

"Okay, I think the coast is clear.  Go ahead and load up."

"Hey, stupid Border Collie!  We're going to fly away on the space ship!"

"Yeah, you won't be able to boss us around in outer space! Hahaha!"

"This is the dumbest bunch of sheep I have ever seen."


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