Tag: sheep

Meet me here for a Champagne Sunrise on Christmas day and Crackers with cheese!

I will be here at Dawn on Christmas morning to wish you Merry Christmas.  You will know I am home because there will be a candle burning in the big East window.  The candle is an old family tradition of indeterminate origin so just… Continue Reading “Meet me here for a Champagne Sunrise on Christmas day and Crackers with cheese!”

The Sustainable Christmas Tree: Who Let the Grinch OUT!

Lauren, at the Vet’s Clinic, handed me the package. Merry Christmas, Grinch!,  she said.  Who told you I was the Grinch?  I said.  She just laughed.  Poo, I said as I left.  She laughed some more. Mama  (policeman sheep) is suddenly limping badly and… Continue Reading “The Sustainable Christmas Tree: Who Let the Grinch OUT!”

Let’s Walkabout on the Farmy today!!

The water in the swimming pool is freezing.  I know this has nothing to do with anything but I like the image! Yesterday was a little warmer so it was a good day to  get back to basics, go on the walkabout and bring you… Continue Reading “Let’s Walkabout on the Farmy today!!”

Frisky on the Farmy

Walking the fences as the sun went down, yesterday evening. Mia toddled out of the barn.  What are you up to Mia?  I wonder.  Nothin’. She says. c

Walkabout on the Farmy!

Yesterday afternoon Mary’s Cat, Thing Two, TonTon and I walked the fences checking for holes. Naturally we had company. Thing Two and Mary’s Cat were particularly vigilant about checking fences. They like everyone to be in their proper places. Speaking of which the chickens are… Continue Reading “Walkabout on the Farmy!”

Farm Days from Dawn to Dusk

Did you ever see that movie Dusk ’til Dawn. Well, a day on the sustainable, self sufficient, old fashioned farm is Nothing LIKE that!!! It starts at dawn. John leaves for work in the dark at 5am.  I talk to you guys and catch… Continue Reading “Farm Days from Dawn to Dusk”

Farm days

This morning early, I took the dogs for a walk (the two cats who come along think they are taking us for a walk) and checked the fences. In the barn, I fed Daisy( dairy cow, who I really hope is pregnant) some of… Continue Reading “Farm days”

Steak with Onion Pie and Ram gets a Hair Do

You will NOT believe what Hairy has done to his hair. Evidently in the night he must have snuck out to see that French Fleece-Dresser down the road and has turned up this morning with a very cool DO.  Apparantly Mama is still not… Continue Reading “Steak with Onion Pie and Ram gets a Hair Do”

Sustainable/Self-sufficient/Subsistence? Labels.

Sustainable sounds so similar to subsistence. (Please excuse the alliteration) Subsistence is hand to mouth, then the hand is empty. Sustainable involves the land and using your hands to feed your mouth while enriching the land to grow some more. Sustainable growing is by… Continue Reading “Sustainable/Self-sufficient/Subsistence? Labels.”

Farmers Market and Shocking Sheep.

I will let these images speak for themselves. These pictures were taken at the Evanston Farmers Market. The vegetables were from a stall called Henry’s Farm.  If you have a farmers market close by you that has food like this then you are SO… Continue Reading “Farmers Market and Shocking Sheep.”