Tending fine-fleeced Shetland sheep and a whole lot more on a small acreage in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
Monday, December 05, 2016
Sheep shuffling, snow, and surprises
Today was my self-imposed deadline for moving sheep. The "little" girls have been with Nightcap for a month . . . and both are lame. Whether they are bred or not, they needed to move back to the fold to recuperate and get help, if needed. I put Sarai and Vienna in the Ram-ada Inn lot with Nightcap to keep him company – and to be bred, if they didn't settle with Blake. Not that I want May lambs, but it seemed the safest management decision.
By the time I got back to the house after all that, a wintery mix was falling. I don't think it's going to stick, though . . . today.
Time to pull those geraniums inside!
Now I must get busy in the kitchen. Tomorrow is Brian's birthday. After school he has a basketball game, which he knows his parents and grandma plan to attend. He also knows Grandma is bringing his birthday gift to give him after the game. What he doesn't know is that Grandma is going to show up at our house after the game for a surprise birthday dinner, featuring his favorite Green & White Lasagne, and from-scratch German Chocolate Cake. Yesterday he asked me if I have to work on Tuesday as usual. When I said yes, he said wistfully, "Oh. I was hoping maybe you could make a German Chocolate Cake for my birthday and Grandma could come eat cake with us after my game, but I guess that won't work." Can't wait to make his day!