Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Ever wonder about the unglamorous side of living on a farm? How about 5 inches of rain in as many days! This is in front of the gate where I let the sheep out each day into their daytime pasture:
And don't even get me started on how dirty the sheep are. It is hard to tell if any of them started out white!

A couple of people have asked about Tiny Tim, the little goat that we didn't expect to live through the night when he was born. When he did, I didn't think he would make it until the end of the week. Well, that little guy is proving me wrong at every turn!

He is healthy and strong and growing like a weed! He doesn't like getting his feet wet, so he stands ona rock and yells at his mama. She yells back from the daytime pasture. You can almost imagine what they are saying:
"Mama, come get me!"

"No, you come here right now!"

"Mama come get me!"

"I said NO! Now come here!"

And this can go on for 10 minutes at a time. It cracks me up to listen to them. And yes, eventually, Tawny goes back and gets him. Spoiled baby!

By the way, I have started a new Ravelry Group for our farm and etsy shop. If anyone is interested, the link is:


Come check it out!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Check out these babies!

One of our Shetland ewes, Lydia, had been put up in the barn for a few days because she was getting very close. When she finally did give birth, we were certainly surprised! If she hadn't been in her own birthing pen with these adorable babies, I would have went looking for another mama for the little spotted girl! As you can see, she is quite different from her brother.

And here they are with Lydia. Dad is almost the same color as mom, so we are unsure of where the unusual patterning came from. This little girl will probably never leave our farm! (can you hear me in the background saying "Mine! Mine! Mine!"?)