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Good For My Soul

Good For My Soul

Today I was the first day since having my baby that I got to go down and do chores by myself.  I have missed my animals terribly and was just as happy to see them as Ace was to see me.  Ewestace and Purl were even happy to see me!  Gus worked well for me tonight and didn’t even try to get away with anything naughty.

Naked Sheep!

Naked Sheep!

Over the weekend we got so much accomplished to finish up before winter comes.  It happened that a warm front is passing through so we were thinking about the coming winter on an almost 80 degree day.  Sunday morning we woke up early and got Lola pig into her travel box to take her to the butcher on Monday morning.  We chose to do this early so that not only would my Mom and I have Jeff’s help but if…

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It’s the middle of October which means we are finishing the last few items on the winter is coming list.  We have all the pieces to put together the chicken and rabbit shelter for winter and will be doing that hopefully within the next week.  The pig is going to the butcher Monday with two of the lambs.  We will be repurposing the box we brought Miss Purdy home in to bring the pig to the butcher.  The project for…

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Clean and Dry

Clean and Dry

Yesterday my husband made our sheep a hay manger for their hay to be in so it is off the ground and dry.  I can’t tell you how nice it is to have a husband that is handy and can build things for me when I need him to.  My sheep will stay clean and dry this winter and so will their hay, this will make me and Purdy happy campers this winter!

Looks can be deceiving 

Looks can be deceiving 

I may look like an adult who is all grown up but in reality I might just be a little girl at heart whose dreams have come true.  Growing up I asked for a horse again and again.  At christmas I always joked when guessing what my presents were that it would be a pony.  I dreamed of having a beautiful farm with a border collie and some sheep.  Well I did get my farm, dog, sheep, and horses and…

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From a lamb’s point of view…

From a lamb’s point of view…

Ewestace wants you all to know she is super excited fall is here and the leaves are starting to change. She is not however excited that means the border collie comes to visit her more often to move the sheep.  Ewestace just doesn’t understand why the border collie feels the need to keep moving them all over the pasture … Silly dog.  

Settled In

Settled In

We are in the home stretch of moving to the farm. All the animals are present and accounted for as well as settled in nicely to their new souroundings.  There are still a couple things left to do before winter like getting all the hay for sheep and horses here and covered.  We also have to arrange in the next month getting two of the meat lambs processed as well as the pig for winter meat for ourselves.  I cannot…

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Sheep cam

Sheep cam

We put the camera on Ewestace last night while Gus was working the sheep, she was such a good little sheep.  She stood very still while I put the camera on her and didn’t seem to mind it at all.  All the other sheep were very interested in Ewestace’s new accessories and here is that video.  Stay tuned for videos from Ewestace of Gus working!

Farm update

Farm update

I thought I would give a general update on the farm for everyone today.  Lola the pig and I have come to an understanding, which is Lola isn’t allowed to taste me or eat me when I go into her enclosure and I will continue to feed her.  Instead of charging me and trying to taste me she now will stand on the other side of her pen while I feed her and change her water.  I know this is…

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Sadly he has no thumbs…

Sadly he has no thumbs…

The most useful farm tool that I have is by far our Border Collie Gus, he proves to be helpful more than I can count.  I know that if the sheep we’re to get out that I wouldn’t have to much trouble getting them back with Gus’s help (Purdy is another story) which is a load off my mind.  This morning when I went down to do morning chores I saw that Jenny one of the brown spotted ewes had…

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