Friday, January 31, 2014

Well, life on a farm is kinda laid back...

. . . at least for some! Hmm, after loading this morning's photos, I realize that all three of the resting bodies pictured are male . . . . ;-)

Meanwhile, I'm playing sheep wrangler. Thanks to Laura's and Susan's comments on yesterday's post, Marta is now getting Nutri-Drench twice a day to combat possible toxemia. That means catching and haltering her, and to be safe-not-sorry, catching and haltering Nightcap first. He's easy, though, usually standing calmly while I walk up and halter him. (Such a gentleman! Anybody want a nice polled ram? Because if Nightcap doesn't leave Boulderneigh, Blake will have to. DH doesn't see the point in keeping more than one ram.) Marta, on the other hand, has to be cornered. Last night my frozen shoulder got hanked but good, leaving me incapacitated for a few minutes. YEEOUCH!

Sarai is still holding her cards close to her hay-covered chest. I'm seriously tempted to have Rick ultrasound her to see if any little lambies are visible in there.

As for knitting, I took the easy way out and cast on another Bridger Cowl last night, this time in a pale gold. It's a good way to use up stray skeins of yarn I've collected over the years, and building up my gift stash this early in the year makes me ridiculously pleased with myself.

Finally, I leave you with last night's western sky. Definitely more "my" colors!

Sayonara for now from . . .

7 comments:

C-ingspots said...

Love the first photo!! Dozer is a daddy's boy, isn't he? :)
Maybe you could post and model a pic of your finished cowl? I'm still looking forward to just getting started.

Susan said...

Love the photographs! Dozer is such a hoot!! Looks like he has sympathy exhaustion...

Michelle said...

Rick and Dozer were like that for several minutes; it WAS a hoot, Susan! And yes, Lorie, Dozer is definitely a daddy's boy. :-) I'll bring the finished and in-progress cowls with me this afternoon!

Beth P said...

Awwww, cute pics :D I love Dozer :D I also love that color you are working that cowl in, mmmm, yummy indeed :D Say, I was just kidding around the other day when I said if you had twitchy needles with nothing on them you could always make something for me! Not that I would ever say no to a beautiful hand-made gift from a friend but it isn't necessary :D You are such a sweetheart!
Hugs and enjoy the weekend,
Beth

Noelle the dreamer said...

That first photo is priceless Michelle and the evening sky a promise of a good day ahead!
Thanks for sharing (sorry, we don't need a ram!)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

all males, eh? why does that not surprise me?
LOL

Danni said...

Ohmygosh that top pic is *hysterical*!!
I do love a laid back farm - though I am also a firm believer in the females relaxing, too. lol
Nice to see you again, Michelle... :-)
-danni