Monthly Archives: November 2017

Change is in the air

Fall is quickly taking hold with the trees shedding their leaves and frost on the ground when I wake up. We put up more permanent fencing on the hill for the sheep to winter on.  The waters in the pastures this morning had a nice layer of ice on top that I broke apart for the animals. I realized that I have been feverishly knitting christmas gifts but don’t have a pair of mittens for myself.
I worked Gus today on the sheep he was good but Purdy wasn’t impressed with either of us.  When I was moving the chicken fence down the hill a bit Purdy had this look on her face that clearly said “that’s my hill your giving the chickens you will regret this choice.”  Shortly after the Purdy snuck up behind Gus and snorted on him which startled him. I was pretty sure I could hear Purdy laughing at us.

 

I’m going to live forever…

I have figured out why farmers live so long… because we are tough as nails.  All those times our farm animals give us small heart attacks makes our heart strong.  I discovered last night that a stray dog had run my horses through the fence and they were missing.  Thankfully my paint is afraid of water and didn’t cross the creek so they were relatively close to the barn still.  After catching them and locking them in their stalls I realized I hadn’t even seen the sheep when I went down to the horses since they don’t get evening grain.  I was immensely grateful for my llama Purdy as she had all my wooly girls in their house and was standing guard at the door.  I closed everyone up in their shelters for the night but was not able to catch the dog.  After repairing the fence this morning in the freezing cold rain I have realized that I am capable of more than I ever thought I would be.

Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid.  Courage means you don’t let fear stop you. -Bethany Hamilton