Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hug A Sheep Day

It's coming up!
National Hug A Sheep day is this Saturday.So go out and hug one.
Even if they don't want you to.Actually, I can't wait for National Hug A Skid Day.It's a much easier holiday.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Minimal Monday - Lions I Have Known

I met my first lion before I was even four.
I'm disturbed by this picture on so many levels.Mother!
That was a lion!
What were you thinking?
I would like to point out that even at the age of three, I knew better than to sit on it's back.
Lisa knew no such fear.

This lion was more my style.
He was only 8 months though.He had alot of growing to do.

Then there was...
Wait a minute!Good try Skid.

I didn't have to handle this lion.I was just crowd control when he got loose on the set.
It was a little scary.

And finally, my favorite lion of all!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Up A Tree

I was walking dogs the other day and heard a "mew, mew!"
After looking around for a while I finally saw this...We have a big turnover in barn cats every year. The adults move on but not before leaving us with a batch of babies to take their place. Because we were gone most of the summer, the most recent batch of kittens didn't realize they shared this farm with humans and dogs.

This one apparently thought the front yard was a green light for kittens and was surprised when the dogs came out.Since none of her elders were coming to her rescue, I bent the branch down enough for her to escape.
She took a short breather in the grass,and then thought it would be safe to hide in the chicken house.
A proverbial "out of the frying pan and into the fire" is that choice.
Unless our chickens are sleeping, they beat the tar out of any cat in their coop.
After a short thrashing she managed to escape with her life.
THIS was not a good day.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

All At Home

We had a very special delivery yesterday.
Louanne had been babysitting Togo and his sheep and brought them back home to us.Togo is only 19 months old and although he is good defence against coyotes, he's still confused about roaming neighbor dogs.
So we sent him and the sheep to Louanne's for safe keeping while we were on our trip.
Although Togo was happy to see me, he considers Louanne to be his second mommy and didn't want her to leave.
During her lesson with Scott he made sure she knew he loved her and wagged his tail every time she laughed.To welcome him home, I bought him his new official Alta-Pete collar. (It wasn't easy finding one to fit him!)

NOW life can get back to normal.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finally Home

It's been another long trip but we are glad to be home now.
Checking our inventory:
We still have two cats, (Don't ask what they did to the house)and 4 chickens. I'm not even going to count the barn cats. We'll just call them a "bunch".

But something feels like it's missing... Oh, yeah, where are the sheep?! And more importantly, TOGO! Never fear. They are all safe from trouble and neighbor's dog(s) at Phantom Ridge farm and will be home on wednesday.There.
For those of you that said I couldn't blog without Togo, I just did.
I think.