Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Snow Day!

I took these pictures after we had several inches of snow last week. It was quite amusing to watch the animal's reactions to the white stuff.

Blanket of snow? The Dorset/Merino girls lining up at the feed trough.

Six tiny Reindeer, er, Sheep

Giddiness reigns amongst the young ewes.
(Note the hoof waving being down by the front sheep)

Come on you little pip-squeak's I can take you all!

Moorit & Snow

Willow says, I'll stay in the barn, thank you very much!

Cookies would make it better!

Ameracuana hen samples the snow. Ummm.. not to bad...

Boone runs like the wind! Or an elephant....whatever...
(about now is when I start screeching, Boone, slow down! Boone, you better go around me! Boone? Boone!!!)

Heres my bone, heres da snow, oh happy (snow) days!

Uh Oh! Ariel is down with frozen feets!


Kathy said...

Nice to see someone else's sheep like the snow! Mine insist on being out even in driving snow. I'm glad their wool coats are better than my wool coat! :)

Kathleen said...

Hi, I just wandered onto your blog and enjoyed all of your photos. I have often thought about raising sheep, but not sure quite how to get started. Blessings, Kathleen

Farm Chick said...

Hey there! I've been lurking (hate that word) for a week or so, so I thought I'd better say something! I love the photos of ALL your animals, but especially the sheep. And I confess... I too have a pen/pencil and notebook addiction. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. God Bless!

Tammy said...

Kathy, The sheep (especially the younger ones) were positively giddy about the snow. They were running and playing and eating it. It was pretty funny. Somehow I think if we had as much as you do though, the novelty would wear off for them.
Kathleen, Welcome! I enjoyed skipping over to your blog and checking it out. Very nice. If you are interested in getting sheep, I would be happy to visit with you to see if sheep would be a good fit for your farm. Email me, if you want--you'll need to go through my website (the link is on the blog), hit home page and then contact and that will get an email to me. I'm always happy to talk sheep.
Farm Chick, Welcome to you as well! I'm glad you came out of lurkdom. Comments are always fun for me to read. I also enjoyed checking out your blog. Very interesting. I'll be visiting again. And I'm glad I'm not the only pen/pencil, notebook addict! ;-)