Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunny Saturday


Look at this wrinkly nose :-).

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


Friday, April 20, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

It Takes A Village...Or A Sister

We've been calling this small mixing pen the "cat corner" (there's a litter of kittens behind that big fan ;-), but I also called this the "pen of confusion" the other day.  I was filling water buckets and noticed things were a little crazy and a couple lambs in this pen were probably not nursing off the correct moms.  I watched for a minute and sure enough they were all swapped around.  


It's not normal for ewes to let other ewes lambs nurse and two of the lambs are a couple days older than the other two so I was concerned the smaller ones were not getting enough to eat.  I pulled the lambing book to check ear tags so I could figure out who was supposed to be where and guess what!


The two moms are sisters :-). 

It's definitely not an ideal situation, but they seem to be making it work.  These are their first lambs so I'm sure they are happy to have each other's company and support and between the two of them, they've got this motherhood thing :-D.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Universal Just 'Borned' Look


"I can't believe you took my picture with my hair all sopping wet."

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky

And a new puzzle :-).


Friday, April 13, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sweet Sisters

Those sweet sisters from the other day.






Could they be any cuter?


I couldn't pick a favorite, but I did make one into a puzzle :-).

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Babysitter

I'm going to keep you in suspense for the even cuter pictures of the sisters from yesterday.  Sorry about that!  Today is National Farm Animal Day so I want to give some props to a hard working "farm animal" I found babysitting half the lambs in the nursery pen this afternoon.

I posted a quick video from Final Frontier Farm at the time and one of the stars of the show was this sweet napping lambie.  I love when they fall asleep and their heads roll back and back and back and just before they hit the ground they jerk back up...and repeat...like a kid sleeping through math class ;-).


The two lambs in this picture are her lambs.  In the video you can see all the other lambs curled up around her.  She's apparently the neighborhood favorite :-).



Monday, April 9, 2018

You Might Think This Is A Cute Picture

And for sure it is...but believe it or not, it's not the cutest picture I took of these two lambs :-). 


Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


Sunday, April 8, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

Nestled In A Nest


Wednesday was the coldest lambing day I've experienced.  Well, maybe not the coldest, but with the wind factored in, it sure felt like it.  Normally I have to drag myself away from the lambing barn.  I was actually watching the clock, counting down the hours until I could clock out.  

This little lamb found the perfect spot to take a nap, nestled deep in a straw nest.  He's a new puzzle for you if you are looking for something to do on a snowy (yes, in April ?!?) Saturday.  Enjoy!  The puzzle, not the snow :-o.


Thursday, April 5, 2018

If You're Going To Do Something Silly...

...and I determine you aren't upset and in immediate danger...I'm going to go grab the camera ;-D.



"How'd you get in there?"


"Boys..."

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Moms Are Cute, Too!


I just love this chubby cheeked, smiley ewe :-).


But what you may have missed in the first picture is she has her feet crossed :-D.

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky



Monday, April 2, 2018

Well, I Guess We Can All Go Home Now

Because I don't think we're going to top this cutie!









But I guess we'll just have to have fun trying ;-).

Final Frontier Farm, Paris, Kentucky


Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter


A beautiful Easter lamb (and puzzle :-) to celebrate the official start of 2018 Lamb Camp!

Tring Farm, Cynthiana, Kentucky


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Yet Another...

...funny Maisie story.

The other day I walked out of the Wool House and saw Maisie and Clover Belly standing near the gate to the front field.  Clover Belly was closest to the gate and between me and Maisie and I guess Maisie didn't see me.

As I got a little closer I said in my special talking to Maisie voice, "Mayzee.  MAYzee!"  Maisie turned to Clover Belly with an incredulous look on her face and I feel completely confident she clearly thought Clover Belly had just said her name.


You gotta love her :-).


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Favorite Family


That's Biscuit in the background.  He's never been a snuggler, even when he was a tiny baby living in the kitchen.  He slept near me, but seldom snuggled up  with me.  He likes to sleep near them, but not with them.  Muffin, on the other hand, has always been a snuggler.  Even at almost a year old, her mom is still her favorite pillow.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

And It's Back

We got several inches of snow again last night which reminded me that I'd forgotten to share some cute Tilly pictures I'd taken for the "camping" post during the Iknitarod.




I'd taken a whole series of pictures of Tilly digging a snow bed...


...but a corgi digging in deep (for a corgi ;-) snow...the pictures all look pretty much the same ;-).



And then, when she lays down...it's kind of hard to tell that she actually has ;-D.


But it's pretty hard to top a corgi with a snow ball on her nose ;-).







Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Vernal

To "celebrate" the spring equinox today, I'm not going to rehash the previous laundry lists of reasons why I hate spring.  I'm going to share a new one!  

I always end up with one crazed robin who spends much of the early spring "fighting" with his reflection in my car mirrors and windows.  I'll spare you the picture of what my car looks like with this going on.  

Happy Spring ;-).


This better not be one of the babies from The Great Robin Rescue last summer!


Monday, March 19, 2018

How About A Farm Pond And A Chicken?

When Kate Davies released her Carbeth sweater pattern a couple months ago, she posted it to her blog with pictures taken posed alongside a snowy loch...complete with a swan gliding past.  When Mason-Dixon Knitting posted the Bang Out A Carbeth Knitalong, they specifically commented on the swan as well.  It really was a stunning picture!

As Carbeth sweaters were banged out around the world and pictures started appearing on Instagram, they soon became known as the Carbeth Swan Dance.  Well, I don't have a frozen loch...or a swan...but I do have a cool sheep (who also happened to provide the yarn for my Carbeth), a farm pond...and an Adventure Chicken.  Let's do it!


Baaxter walked out there pretty darn willingly considering it had been at least two years, maybe three, since he'd had a collar and lead on.  This is the Frog Pond, not the Ice Skating Pond.  It's the small pond/group of trees/native plants you see in front of the bigger pond at the back of the farm.


Tim took a bunch of pictures in various locations and positions and...


...like most pictures of me, the less of me showing, the better ;-).


These are my favorites, even though they don't really show much of the sweater.


"You're doing a good job, Baaxter.  And your sweater is very nice.  Cozy and comfy."



While the sweater was designed to be a stylish crop top, since mostly where I wear my sweaters is to work out in the barn in the winter, I decided to add a few extra inches to the body length.  


Can you believe this is that cute little brat who terrorized 20 and Auntie Reg (yikes!) four years ago?  You can still juuuust barely see his white X.


I'm not sure if B. Willard is noticing the new hand knit sweater (being a Sheep of Impeccable Character, this would not be...out of character) or is just amazed that I was wearing something relatively clean for a change ;-).


"Yep, that's not a swan."

Nope, that's the Sheep Chicken.  She was ready to go to bed so she was easy to catch ;-).

I give the Carbeth two thumbs up.  I think it's going to be perfect warm winter barn sweater.  The Bang Out A Carbeth knitalong was great fun and the Iknitarod (the re-knit) continues to be my all time favorite winter event.  As always, I was in great company and that makes it all worth it.


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