Monday, December 28, 2009

Counting Sheep

Once Upon A Time there was a little lamb who had pneumonia.
She wasn't a pretty girl but because she was very sweet it was deemed that she would live in the house until she stopped coughing and blowing snot.But where was a little lamb to sleep in a big house?
This bed was too hard.And this bed was too soft.But this bed was just right!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


MERRY CHRISTMAS From everyone at Alta-Pete Farm!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Spirit

A package arrived yesterday from my friend, Donna, over at the Spiritdance blog. I placed the the box under the tree to open at Christmas but when Skid started standing over it and guarding it from the other dogs I asked Donna if maybe there were things in it that I would have to hide from the dogs until Christmas. After telling me that Skid had a nose good enough for search and rescue, she had me open it.
There were gifts for everyone!
I got a beautiful decoration that suits my style perfectlyand a new barn ornament for the tree.Scott found the shortbread and immediately started munching and Pleat and Maid had homemade treats sent over especially from Maid's daughter, Jet, and Pleat's son Ted, (they plan to share with everyone)

Poe and Salem got a toy with catnip - I'm not sure Poe on drugs is going to be a good thing.But the best present of them all was quickly taken over by Skidand to prevent it from being stolen, he's sleeping with it with one eye open.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Responsibilities

Sometimes it's hard to believe my big brave guardian dog is only 9 months old.In the last month he has changed from an insecure puppy to a confident protector.
However, he doesn't know everything about his job yet.
This part is new to himOh, yeah, it looks like nothing but lambs are dangerous.
They have big sharp... and huge... well,...
You just better watch out when you are around them.
We are slowly introducing Togo to the new lambs.
Soon we will move them out of the barn and he will have to stay in the pasture with them and keep the coyotes at bay.
But first he has to get over his own fear of them.
It's going well.As long as they don't try to nurseThen it's time to send them back to Mommy.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Couch Potato

The new pup has settled in to our house and Scott has named her the very unoriginal border collie name of Fly, after her great grandmother.She learned how to fit in by looking to the other dogs in the house for clues how to act.
Great grandpa, Pleat, has taught her the most important lesson.
What a couch is for.She's studying hard on what she learned.However, not everyone is happy that she has access to the couch.
Skid is very put out and tried to go for higher ground.
It didn't work.
But there is one thing they can both agree on. Vacuum cleaners are evil!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

What am I thinking?

We had a new arrival tonight who flew all the way across the country to come live with us.I'd love to tell you her name but Scott won't agree to one.
I know you are probably asking me, "Why would you get a pup right before Christmas? Puppies and trees and ornaments don't mix."Believe it or not, there is actually something I fear more than a puppy around a tree.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Are You Kidding Me?!

Ummm, yeah... uh, remember when we said we weren't going to have any lambs this winter 'cause we had a bad hay crop?We got rid of all our rams last spring so there was no danger of them getting in with the ewes.
Remember that?
Soooo, explain how we found this this morning...I would guess that one of our so called weathers (a castrated sheep) is hiding something. All I can say is that I didn't do the castrating last year.

We asked the ewe who it was who did this but she's not talkingSo I asked Togo who it was but he said he wouldn't rat anyone out. All he could tell me was that there were more to come.