Thursday, November 18, 2010

Beautiful afternoon

I took the camera around with me as I did chores this afternoon.  I'm not a "camera toter" but I'm trying to take it more often.  Never fails there is always a photo op when I don't have it.

When I get home from work, first thing I hear are Thomas and Megan.  The past 2 days I have found Sir Thomas with his head stuck in the fence.  Yesterday, Roark, our ram, was on the other side of the fence staring at little Thomas with a look of disgust on his face.  Thankfully this afternoon, Thomas was not stuck in the fence. 


Seems the canines were all in playful moods this afternoon...

Then I discovered this.  Ollie says it wasn't him.  I think I believe him.

A couple of weeks ago, I came home to find the other gate in this pasture, the one that leads to the back 30 acres, also off its hinges.  I think whats happening is multiple sheep are sticking their heads thru to scratch their necks and in the process, are lifting it off the hinges.  I put wire fence over the other gate so they couldn't stick their necks thru anymore.  This gate is so heavy, I couldn't imagine them lifting it.  Its one of those old iron gates, not the thinner pipe gates of today.  Sheep are strong, I forget that sometimes.  I managed to get it back on and hopefully they'll leave it alone until I can get it wrapped in fencing too.

Got to end the day with another beautiful sunset.  Now its time to start spinning.  I just got in some dark brown natural colored roving, some of our BFL/Shetland cross yearlings fleece.  I've tried to take pictures of it but I have such a hard time with the darker fleeces.  Its nice roving so if you're looking for some, let me know.  Soon as I get some pics of it I'll put it out on Etsy.

Have a good evening!


  1. The goats are so cute! Looks like a nice day on the farm. Are you ready for the cold? Nice pictures.

  2. Thanks Sarita! No, I'm not ready for the cold. I haven't even got my tank heaters set up yet. This will be the first year I'm actually going to be able to use them as we didn't have electricity in the barns but do now. I'm excited but also not looking forward to the increase in the electric bill. Sounds like turkey day is going to be a cold one!!