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.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Remember Me?

I'm trying to be patient...really I am, but these stinking sheep taking up all the time is getting old! It was old one day into so-called "Lambing Season". Now the Big Cheese thinks she has to concentrate on mowing and getting the place looking more like someone actually lives here than a hayfield. Me, I think it looks fine, and her time would be better spent throwing toys for me, and scratching my belly. It's all about priorities you know.
She also told me we were doing 'our' annual cleanup of dead toys in the yard, so she could mow. So far all she did was throw them in a pile and I've been busy scattering them back out over the yard. Some of them things still have allot of play life left in them. And it makes the place look more 'lived in'.
She did take time to get my pool out. There were a few days it got real hot, and I needed a cool soak. I tried standing in my water bucket, but that didn't work out too good for me. So now, when I'm done supervising the sheep chores (from the other side of the fence..doggone it!), the mowing and telling off those dang nosey neighbor cows, I can go and stand in my pool and cool my hardworking feet. I couldn't even wait until it got filled with water before I dipped my toes.
It's shedding season too, so last week I got a bath and several good brushings. BC (Big Cheese) says I'm a snap to groom, compared to the Collies. It sure feels good to get that itchy stuff brushed out. Now, this is what spending quality time is about.
Last night we celebrated Ariel's 12th Birthday. It was pretty fun, until she got to get TWO pieces of turkey jerky (and got to stick her nose in there and get it right out of package!!) and I only got one! But the cream cheese danish was mighty tasty and a good time was had by all. BC says she'll post about that later.
I'm hoping things get better around here, and that this skewed up idea of who or what is the Center of the Universe gets resolved. We all know it's me! What's the confusion? Until then, I'll just plod along, working hard at my jobs, expecting no rewards. Okay, maybe that is a little too much. I do expect rewards. Some things are a given.
This last picture is for certain readers that have commented on my, uhm.. poundage---I just wanted to show them that I still have my girlish figure---maybe a few extra pounds got piled on during the winter, but I'm working it off now.
Happy week, and thanks for stopping by to hear how things are around here, sad as it is.


Berte said...

Poor Boone! You gotta love that face!
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Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I'll admit it, I do see a LITTLE waist contouring there.... :-)

Vicki Lane said...

I love this dog! And he knows how to type...!

Pat in east TN said...

How cool that Boone got some 'Boone time' on the blog, and, like Vicki says, he can type too!!! Of course now Wally is totally besides himself! LOL

Tammy said...

Boone uses it to his full advantage!
Boone told me to tell you he is working hard on it.
He talks to (see above message)--no end to his remarkable talents. ha
Hi Pat,
Sorry to add fuel to Wally's fire! ;-)