Thursday, December 27, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Motor homing is always alot of fun with these guys. Nancy has the nicest Daughter-in-law and the best Grandkids. Her granddaughter really can handle sheep in the ring. Really nice family!
Next year should really be a Great Show MSSBA
Friday, September 7, 2007
John and I have the motor home all loaded up and ready to go. We get to get away from it all and have a good time to boot. wohoo!!!!!!
I will bring my camera and have lots of pictures to share when I get back.
TA TA for now.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
I really like the Gaywool dyes they come out really nice. This yarn is naturally Musket but the colors are really nice. I thought they might look muddy or get all mixed together. I happy with how it turned out and it was really easy.
I kept giving her beer trying to distract her hoping she would pass out. After about 12 beers (man that doll can drink) she finally passed out. I was so relieved, she was telling really nasty stories about your Barbie and Ken doll (if you know what I mean) Anyway, I'm thinking when you come up to do your jewerly show you might have to take Molly B. back with you, I just think she's alittle to rough to have around the girls.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Last calf of the year is always Annabells. This poor little guy almost didn't make it, John found him upside down, in a ditch, feet in the air, on one of those 95 degree very humid days. He was so week and dehydrated when we found him, he had to have been there all day. We gave him a bottle of water right away. Then a couple bottles of milk re placer, he was just to weak to suck off mom. He came around fine but it took about 3 days. Then the poor little guy got fly-strike. We washed the maggots off with Hydrogen Peroxide, sprayed him with blue coat, and because he was still recovering from his ditch ordeal we gave him a shot of LA200. This morning when I took this picture he was kicking up his heals and having the best time playing with the other calves, so I would say he is fine. I have decided to name him Lucky.
Kallie is really starting to show her stuff as a Border Collie. She is starting to understand commands now, so I think It is time to start doing some herding.
These are some of my ewes coming in for sea kelp, they love the kelp. I think I need some spots, I have no spots. Geeee, I wonder where I can get some????? After, looking at all the other blogs with the wonderful spotted sheep mine sure look boring!!! But, I still love them
Thursday, August 16, 2007
This is a picture of Big Al the barn cat, doesn't Big Al look comfy for a barn cat? Notice the doll behind Big Al, This is a doll my favorite cousin gave me when I was about 6 years old. Her name is "Molly B." (I didn't name her my cousin MJ. did.) Now Molly B. has led a very nice life so far. That is all about to change, MJ hasn't been up for a visit for almost 2 years. She lived in Texas for over 20 years, she now has moved to Missouri (Hi, Mary Ellen) She says she is coming up to Wisconsin for a visit (she has been saying that for 2 years) So your probably wondering what does that have to do with Molly B. Well, I'm giving MJ until the end of Sept. to get her butt up here or the doll GETS it, and MJ you know I mean it!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Brooklyn and I were playing dress up one day and she found my wedding dress, now people please don't laugh this is circa 1973, made by my Grandma Hannah Lowry for $15.00. I was 18 years old and madly in love. I can't believe that was 34 years ago, by the way I'm still madly in love and yes with John.We got married in my parents backyard. Leah likes to make fun of our wedding picture, she shows her friends and they all have a good laugh. Someday MAYBE I will try and scan it and post it. (NOT).
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
This poor girl is going for meat. She is about 4yrs. old. Her name is Arwen. Last year she had
a still born calf. It was so sad. This year she aborted her calf, which was very sad. She is such a friendly cow but we decided that she would have to go. Cattle eat alot of hay and pasture. We haven't had enough rain and are so dry right now it isn't even funny it is getting down right scary. She is going to go for hamburger and steaks and other misc. cuts of meat. We also decided to have her skull boiled out as she has interesting horns. I know it sounds harsh but this is how we farm.
Joel is the guy that hauls our animals for us. He is a really nice guy and does a good job, very reasonable in his price.
John and Jeramie (the son-in-law) getting ready to load the cattle.
Friday, July 20, 2007
Poor Peeps is MIA. Pedator must have gotten him. He has been missing since yesterday morning. I think he is really gone this time. I think it is harder for a mom to protect only one chick instead of a whole batch. Safety in numbers and all that stuff. Over the years I have been making an observation about chickens and peafowl. I wonder if anyone else has noticed this , or maybe I'm the only wack job that counts eggs and break non hatching eggs. Anyway, my observation is that in every nest there is one egg that does not hatch. After the mom and chicks leave the nest I always look and notice that there is one egg that doesn't hatch, I break the egg and it is just an egg, no dead chick or forming chick, it isn't even rotten or smelly. Now I ask you how can that be? I have pondered this for years. My thinking is that it is natures way of having the mom stay on the nest an extra day to give the chicks a better chance. If anyone knows why this is can they let me know? Please.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
I know I have this cupcake pattern on the Emporium blog but I still think it is so cute I hope you guys knit some and send a picture to Carissa . I ordered dark brown cotton yarn and am going to try and knit some chocolate ones. When it's hot I like to knit small stuff like cloths or socks.
Anyway, back to cupcakes have you seen the vegan yum yums cupcakes? They are amazing. I am so sick of dieting. I want cupcakes, lots and lots of cupcakes.
Maybe I should go eat lunch, oh my it is getting late, no wonder I'm so hungry.
Again, I forgot my camera, and I had some really fun pictures I took last weekend. Well as you know I like a blog with pictures. I hate pictures of myself but, Leah took a picture last week of me and lovey, so I will post that, because I do love sheep pictures.
I was so disappointed that the MSSBA meeting up at Iola got cancelled, John and I even took the motor home out for a trial run. Now we have to wait until Jefferson to see all the really cool Shetland Sheep people. I think Shetland sheep people are like the nicest, funniest, most interesting people on earth. Good times, Good times.