Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Hug (Or Kiss) A Sheep Day

Yikes. I've got more to do than I've got time to do, so the behinder I get...and this post just gets more random the longer I work on it.  I thought coffee might help, but it didn't.  Buckle up!

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Hug A Sheep Day is (once again) rapidly approaching.  Please help spread the news.  It's not too late to plan something fun whether you are a sheep farm, yarn shop or even just yourself!  We will be hosting an Open Farm Day here :-).  Follow the Hug a Sheep Day label on the right side of the blog for pictures from previous years.

While everyday is a good day to hug a sheep, this year's special day is Saturday, October 25th.  This is the fifth year!  I can't believe it.  The official website is There is also now a Hug a Sheep Facebook page, but who knows if I'm going to be smart enough to utilize that correctly.

If you'd like to "sign up", leave a comment either here or on the main site or the FB page and I'll add you to the list.  Feel free to include a link to your website, blog...especially if you would like to share some pictures later.  If your event (large or small) is open to the public, note that as well.

Speaking of pictures, I snapped these sweet shots on the fly yesterday (when I should have been working, but a couple minutes of sun is a couple minutes of sun, right? ;-).  They aren't in perfect focus or framed very well, especially with that distracting background, but I'm so glad I caught them. They reminded me of a beautiful video a friend sent me the other day.

This is Spud, but who does he remind you of?

Guess who's Hershey's younger brother?  Yep, Spud.  In fact, Hank had just gotten done "yelling" at him a couple minutes before I took these.  Spud didn't care.  While not quite a "center of the universe" sort of sheep, he's definitely laid back and loves Hank...and is another close talker ;-).

Okay, to recap:
  • Spread the word about Hug a Sheep Day (please :-).
  • Open Farm Day here October 25th
  • Watch the video - it's wonderful!
  • Spud's growing up to be just like his brother (which is sweet...until he pushes it too far, right Hank? ;-)
  • If you don't have a sheep to hug today (because, repeat after me, every day is a good day to hug a sheep ;-), hug your good dog.  Where would we be without them!


Jo said...

AWWWW. I was swooning over the beautiful photos of Hank and Spud and then I watched the video. So amazing. Imagine that the older guardians train up the pups as they come into a "job". I will hug seven "little' dogs and their mama, in lieu of hugging a sheep. (no sheep within 5000km of our home here in Tanzania!) Greetings. Jo

Anonymous said...

Awesome video!

Mary Ann said...

Wonderful pictures!

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Unknown said...

Awwwww, these are such sweet and tender pictures!:-)))) What a gentle and caring dog Hank is.

LL Farm said...

Your pictures and story telling are wonderful!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Such a sweet picture of Hank, actually both pictures are great.

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! :). I will send virtual hugs to your sheep from Oregon! :)

fjord girl said...

Hugs from Montucky!

karen said...

I will hug frodo and pretend he is a sheep, he does leap about like a lamb at times!

Unknown said...

OH......KISSES!! HMM, wonder what that tastes like :) No sheepies here, maybe I could hug some unwashed fleeces...cuz
I lost my focus when it was hot enough to wash!!!

Tyche's Minder said...

Well. Well. I think this post and that video may just tip the balance for a LGD here. It would certainly make my life easier. If only I could be sure I'd end up with one like Hank...

Valerie said...

How sweet! =)


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