Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Soggy; soon to be snowy?

Yesterday I woke up to rain, but by chore time it looked like it might clear some so I put the sheep out. Then it rained for hours! Mid-afternoon there was a break in the weather, so I went out to put the sheep away before leaving for Brian's violin lesson and bluegrass group class. My little wet woolies were definitely ready to come in:I know they won't melt, but I do wonder if wet sheep suits rubbing on wet wool could cause felting.

More rain was predicted for today, so although the sky tried to fool me with another little break about morning chore time, I left the sheep in the fold. Wouldn't you know it; all we've had is a few sprinkles, and the standing water in our arena has disappeared. But I'd bet money (if I was a betting woman) that if I went out to work my horse, it would start raining in earnest again....

As for the rest of the week, the weatherpeople are saying we could get snow down to 500' (we live at around 700-800') on Thursday. It IS still February!

Here's a parting shot of another "sign of the season" around here. These are catkins on a volunteer hazelnut in the sheep lot (which has become Braveheart's winter turnout). I think they are rather decorative!

That's it for now at . . .

7 comments:

Nancy K. said...

Wonderful photos!!

Heather said...

I am so jealous of the green grass (on the sheep's lips!) My girls are still pawing through the snow. Do you have room for a Canadian Shepherd and her big whites at Boulderneigh? We're hungry for green grass!

Kathy said...

This morning I noticed the birds were definitely into their Spring Songs...I won't know what season I'm in soon as NZ is into fall now. The best of both worlds! :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Heather, my husband doesn't think we really have room for six little Shetlands, but we DO have a (human) guest room if you'd like to come and get a "green fix"!

Sharon said...

I do love those Shetland sheepie facea~

Claire said...

Awww...poor little wet woolies! They are so cute though! I am jealous of the grass too. I call seconds on the guest room!

white_lilly said...

Your sheep are so cute. I like your black face one because we brought one like her at christmas time one year and we named her Beth which was short for bethlehem.