Friday, December 28, 2018

Oldies But Goodies

I think I've talked about "Easy Breezy" on the blog, but in case I haven't, it's the bigger version of Del Boca Vista, utilizing the end of the outside stall and the level paddock next to the barn.  DBV is perfect for a couple sheep, but when the population as a whole starts getting older, more and more sheep needed to move into "assisted living" this fall.


Silly Lila, one of my very favorite bottle lambs from quite a few years ago.  She's not exceptionally old, but she has some arthritis issues that make it hard for her to keep up with the younger sheep.


Popcorn PeePee Pants.  Her birthday is in January, but I don't remember the exact day.  I'd look it up on the blog...but she's older than the blog!  She will be 14 next month.  


PPPP is the lamb on the bookmarks we hand out in the festival booths :-).  She makes a nice puzzle, too ;-).


Renny the invincible.  She's not old and definitely not skinny, but she's starting to have trouble with her horribly damaged back legs and can't negotiate the hills on the other side of the barn any longer.  She's loving the Easy Breezy life ;-D.


Billy Belly and Heidi.  Heidi is another of the old girls.  She'll be 13 this spring.  Billy Belly is only 11 this year, but he was a bit thin heading into fall so I moved him into Easy Breezy so he could get some extra food.  He's also loving the EB life ;-D.

Ewen McTeagle (11), Woolliam (10) and Allie (12) do still come out and graze at least a little bit.  Ewen can usually be talked into grazing in the yard for a few minutes after breakfast if I stand out there with him.  Allie likes to go out in the afternoons and Woolliam does a bit, but he's also quite happy to hang out indoors and eat hay and wait for the next Bingo game ;-).


17 comments:

sophy0075 said...

Are the residents doing arts and crafts? Fashioning necklaces of four leaf clovers? ;)

I'm glad you have such a lovely set of old age residences for your senior residents. EB looks like a wonderful retirement community.

Michelle said...

I appreciate the list of residents and reasons; it's hard for me to keep everyone straight from clear out here!

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

That is the best news! Not that they are older but are SO well cared for!! You are such a GOOD sheep Mommy, OK, Shepherd to give you your proper title :)

Alice said...

Oh my, how time flies! I remember when you brought Wooliam home! And of course reading the early blogs of PPPP, and Lila and so on. You take such tender care of your Senior sheep. Wish people had as much TLC.

Linda said...


Popcorn PeePee Pants? OK you need to do a post on how some of these sheep came by these awesome names, LOL!

Anonymous said...

The perfect title for today. It so wonderful to hear about how you care for your buddies from the barn. Everyone has their own place on your land, home and barn which I find amazing.
Let's see if this publishes.

Elaine Lim said...

Sara, every older pet/animal should have a Mum like you. To be able to spend your later years in complete serenity is certainly true joy for them. Happy New Year.

Grey Horse Matters said...

I’m sure they’re enjoying their retirement perks at EB! What a lovely place to be taken care of with a look to their special needs.

knitski said...

What age can I check into Easy Breezy life and to be honest I could easily sleep in the barn as well!

Lisa Smith said...

I love to think of dear Queen Elizabeth, continuing her reign over DBV, hopefully modulating in a softer voice now, of course! And dear Jester, close by and at the ready to "soak up" her kernels of knowledge! It's hard to believe she has been ruling in absentia for over 4 years now. I wonder, do you think Jester enjoyed his short time at DBV without her?

Marcy said...

It’s a true gift that you share your sheep family with us. Thank you. I think it was Lila that I first saw when I discovered your blog, sitting in your lap as you played the piano at church on Easter.

Cheryl West said...

A very uplifting post to read about the various residences for your sheep according to their needs and abilities. I must say PPPP looks more robust than most-good for her.

They are so fortunate to live with you and have such a dedicated, loving home. A very good New Year to all.

Shirley said...

A very nice retirement home for the golden years!

jordi said...

My friends all say when they die they want to come back as one of my cats or dogs...well I want to come back as one of your sheep!

Terry and Linda said...

It seems like I have been very close friends with all your lovely sheep...some I hold very dear to my heart and others I admire greatly. You are such a good shepherdess!

LannieK said...

We are very lucky that you share your critters and world with us. The sheep in the Easy Breezy assisted living community are so lucky ~ extra hay, a field to graze in,companionship, protection from the wind & weather, extra munchies ~ you are truly an amazing shepherd and St Tim is right there for support! (You may want to add on for all of your followers that hope to move there one day... )

Far Side of Fifty said...

Retirement has perks at your place

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