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Dec 08

Hidden Treasures…

When I was a girl , my Mother was the best decorator in the world. By doing she taught me colors and such. I learned to visualize things in my mind first before trying them out ! I all ways wanted a real play house but had to settle for playing in the woods and …

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Dec 08

Sweet Simple Country Pleasures…

Last week Les and I moved my desk into the end bedroom. I positioned the desk so I can see out the ample windows in to the sheep fields and the horse paddock. Currently horseless…they are at the end of the dam enjoying good green grass. I keep at least one window open so I …

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Nov 29

Moon Beams…On the Water

The night sky was lit by the half moon setting over the mountain behind Grandma’s house. I looked out across the pond and in the still water the trees and clouds were reflecting in the water. The sky had a dark blue color and the clouds were pearl colored.  The weather is cool but not …

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Nov 21

Today’s work…

Today’s Work… Was not pretty by any standard. Efficient yes… What a Mess! Gerry and I were up at the house working on the Sheep Foot Bath preparing the water and the chemicals. My sugar high was in full swing (thanks to the Krispey Cream donuts ) a southern delicacy we had enjoyed a few …

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Nov 16

Simple Country Pleasures…

The smell of an early fall morning. Fallen leaves, faint wood smoke on the light breeze, golden light streaking thru the morning sky…Oh the lambs softly talking with their Mommas, Sheep bells providing an accompaniment to the birds singing…and that wood pecker talking about his plans for all the trees in his forest… A magical …

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Nov 16

Simple Country Pleasures…

Nov 09

Awesome Dogs…

Night before last I heard one of the ewes bellowing BAH! I knew something was wrong. So I put my long socks on over my sheep PJs and pulled my tall boots on along with my heavy water proof coat and hat. Grabbed my herding stick and flashlight called Drover and off to the field …

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Nov 04

Checking on Ewes at 2:00 AM

By Moonlight I checked on my ewes. There are 5 that are dilated and really bagged up. Plus they can hardly walk their hips are so loose. This happens when their bodies prepare for birth. I expect the lambs anytime. Drover and KAT went with me. I opened the cold, dew covered wet gate and …

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Nov 03

Sheep, Lambs, Dogs, Good Friends, A Beautiful Day!

My heart is so full…My eyes have been so busy! We have been busy! Gerry, Elvis, Cher, KAT and Journey…We worked sheep today. Les has cut a bunch of fire wood! I am sure he is very tired! The day has been so beautiful! What a wonderful gift from God our Lord and Creator!   …

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Nov 01

Sheep…Lambs… Farming…Simple Country Pleasures…

I pull on my tall waterproof boots and put my coat on it is 1:45 AM… I am heading out to check my flock for lambs. It is November 1st, 2017 and I have 18 ewes due to lamb. I joke that the Stork is hovering over our farm for this big event. And delivering …

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