Monday, October 31, 2011

Oh, Yes I Did!

Don't feel too bad for him.
He got lots of treats to do this!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hug A Sheep Day 2011

The second annual National Hug A Sheep Day  is this Saturday.
I've been worrying about how I'm going to participate.
My sheep aren't exactly the hugging kind.
They usually look at me with suspicion,
and then run away.
So I thought I'd figure out some other options.

I tried to see if I could work in another Hug A Skid Day,
But it didn't quite have the same ring to it.

Hug A Poe day?
Umm, no.
He's no easier to hug than a sheep. 
Harder in fact.

Hug A Chicken (or two) Day?
That wasn't quite right either.

I thought I was on to something with Hug A Guardian Dog Day. 
I really enjoyed that one.
But still.  It didn't quite fit.

So back to the basics, I hugged a sheep.
and shocked the whole flock.

OH, My Goodness!  What is she doing to Mabel? 

As for the young ewe that got hugged,
 I think she quite liked it!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Snow

While Ford was outside playing this morning, it started to snow.He was a little confused since he'd spent his puppyhood in the south last winter and hadn't seen much of it before (if at all).

Jed, who was baby sitting him at the time, knew exactly what it meant.
Winter is here.Salem who was just leaving on his morning hunt, figured it could wait and turned right around to go back in the house, calling out to me the whole way.When he found the door closed behind him, he begged at the window.IT'S WET! I'M MELTING!

Don't worry, Ford, the weatherman said this would only be for a short while today and then it was going to get warm again this week.I sure hope they're right...

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Animal's Court

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The Animal's Court is now in session.
The Honorable Judge Jenny is presiding.

Tell me, Miss Henny Penny, what happened to you on the afternoon of October the 20th, 2011?

Well, your Honor, I was minding my own business, going about the barnyard, picking out some fat juicy bugs for dinner, when I was brutally attacked by a hulking white dog!

Can you show us the damage that occurred to your person?

Yes, your Honor. I lost feathers here, and here. Not to mention my emotional damage when I had to go back to the coop and endure the embarrassing questions from the other hens.

I'd now like to take a look at exhibit A.Mmhmmm. It appears to be red and white feathers torn from a chicken but it doesn't prove who did it.

Where is the defendant?


Did you attack this chicken?

You can't PROVE anything!

What is that feather doing hanging from your mouth?

I throw myself on the mercy of the court!Alaska you are GUILTY and will be here by known as a BAD DOG!

Court adjourned!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Alaska At 11 Months

She still hates to have her picture taken!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Minimal Monday - Farm Fotos


An old ram's skull


Friday, October 14, 2011

Full House

In the interest of Affirmative Action, I decided that we needed to get a little diversity into our flock.
So I brought in 3 white hens.
But these aren't just ordinary white hens.
These girls have had a brush with Hollywood.OK - it was only a brush.
They had an audition for Canada's Got Talent and they didn't get picked.
I hear it was the other talent (who shall remain nameless but shall be referred to as "that dog") who blew their chance.
Since I am no stranger to the pitfalls of The Industry, I took them in.
They are now using their leisure time to explore our farm.They are learning that you don't have to be in tinsel town to need to watch out for predators,And although they have missed out on the mansion in The Hills, the accommodations aren't so bad here,But at least one star struck girl still has her eyes on the horizon."Ahh, but what if?"

Simon's Cat

I'd like to say this reminded me of when Poe was a baby and he used to bug Salem,
but this could have been last night...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Big Doin's At The Hen House

The chicken house has long been in need of some repairs.The recent rains let us know that there was no putting off fixing the roof any longer.Did you notice the sweatshirt?Sure, Baby. Whatever you say, but only for 2011. Kay?

Anyway, the roof is up and the chicken is happy.
THE chicken?
Everyone got old, quit laying, and died.
Except one.
And she's been lonely.
But wait?
What's this?
A new chicken?
Two chickens!
Err, I mean, Three! Three chickens!Ok. Now I'm starting to sound like The Count from Sesame St.
Four! Four chickens!
Actually, there are now five.
One girl is camera shy.

It's been awhile since I've seen this sight,
leading to this welcome sight.Stay tuned, some performing chickens are planning on moving in next week...

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Barn Cats

are taking over.
and it's driving Skid CRAZY!