Friday, February 19, 2010

Hijinks and head-banging

You would have loved the photos I could have taken today. All the sheepies got to go play in the green grass and warm sunshine while I worked Russell, even the rams. There were "lamb" races and bucking "broncos," and rub-a-dub-dub, two "lambs" in a tub, just like they did when they were little. (Click on that link for a lamb fix from last year.)

I put Braveheart and Blackberry in the long, narrow pocket pasture between the horse paddocks and arena, where they could eat green grass and see the girls - and I could keep a close eye on them. I almost turned both loose, but then thought better of it and looped Braveheart's leash over a t-post. It was the perfect solution; they could spar some, but Blackberry could back off and wander away to eat grass or butt at Browning through the fence instead of getting chased and pummeled by a mature ram who is probably twice his weight. I was going to finish rooing Blackberry today but ran out of time; that has been moved to Sunday's to-do list.

Our weather has been unbelievably beautiful - definitely spring-like. I hope it doesn't turn dramatically colder after the sheep are sheared on Monday, but that would be par for the course, wouldn't it?

Olympic knitting progress: one front vest point shaped, and cable pattern started. But somewhere along the way I got off track, and don't have the correct number of stitches on either side of the cable panel. Probably because I was knitting in the truck on the way to look at the car we ended up buying and then afterwards last night while I had a panic attack over buying the car. I think I'll start the right front vest and see if I can make it a mirror image of the started left side; if not, I'll keep knitting the right side and rip back the left side.

Camera update: I should be able to pick it up Sunday afternoon. I'm in photography withdrawal!

That's it for now from . . .


Heather said...

Great word-photos! I can see them in my mind.

An English Shepherd said...

Look forword to the pics again, but you discribe really well ;-)


thecrazysheeplady said...

Good luck!!! Looking forward to you getting your camera back, but if you're just going to hit us with beautiful spring photos while we sit here in the brown and mud... ;-)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what I would do without a camera - you seem to be handling it well. I agree that you have done a wonderful job describing the scenes!