Saturday, July 25, 2009

Week in review: something for everyone!

Three little ram lambs - and then there was one.

Good dog, Jackson. (He's not allowed to follow me through the arena because of the amount of sand he can collect and bring into the house, so he's waiting while I take the ewes out to pasture.)

Weeds and roses along the road in the late afternoon sun on my way home from the airport.

The harvest is ready at the bottom of our hill.

Why has no one made a horror movie featuring chickens? They really fit the part sometimes!

My favorite Celtic band at Thursday's Brown Bag Concert.

Brian decided to go English on Friday. That pony is earning her keep!

I think these actually qualify as socks now - or at least footies! :-)

Happy Sabbath from . . .

8 comments:

Laura said...

I like your wheat and flower pictures! I agree about the chicken horror film. I was actually thinking about that today! They could make a film where the chickens eat the owners and then live in trees (like jungle fowl)by the highway and eat the people who get out to check their tiers or whatever. The police would suspect ex-criminals and in the end they would find out that it was chickens. OK I got a bit carried away.

kristi said...

Yes, that flower picture is beautiful but I love the tail shot of the ram lambs too!

A :-) said...

Everything looks beautiful :-) It Blackberry the ram on the right? Are you going to keep him? And I'm confused (no surprise since it's about sheep) - are you wanting them to have horns (do you call them horns?) or are you want them to NOT have horns? Is one more desireable than the other?

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Laura, your movie plot cracked me up! Thanks for the compliments, both you and Kristi. Yes Adrienne, Blackberry is the black gulmoget ramling on the right. I am keeping him, but since he may not have a "job" here this fall he may be leased to another farm this breeding season. I am breeding for polled (hornless) rams because they have less "damage potential;" without those big horns they can't inflict as much damage to people, other sheep, barns or fences. It is also part of the historic variety found in Shetlands, and therefore worth preserving. But it takes awhile to "breed out" out the horn genes while keeping the other good qualities, which is why we get scurs of various lengths (scurs are the horn growth that result when an animal has one copy of the poll gene and one copy of the horn gene; the poll gene is incompletely dominant). Clear as mud? :-)

Tammy said...

How is Blackberry holding up? Poor guy. I've got a single ram lamb I will need to separate soon and am mulling over possibilities. I'll either put one of the merino/dorset wethers in with him, or I think I might be able to get away with putting a couple of the ewe lambs in there for another month or so. He is going to the Celtic Festival with me, so he will need to be used to having the two ewe lambs as company anyway. I just don't want any 'oopsie' babies! (I love the wheat picture!)
Tammy

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Very nice socks!

Heidi said...

Love the pics. That is a very handsome puppy and that band look like a lot of fun.

MollyBeees said...

I've heard Molly's Revenge! I'm not sure where though. Maybe at Milwaukee's Irish Fest? I try to catch Gaelic Storm there when I can. Beautiful pics-exp the roses and weed and the wheat one!