Friday, December 08, 2017

All is bright, at least

I'm barely meeting myself coming and going (and coming and going), between work, school, back to school for basketball practices, driving to basketball games (two), a Christmas concert (one) – and that's just Sunday through last night! Here's a number from last night's concert:

Today I have to pick up Brian in Salem and drive him to McMinnville for a doctor's appointment, and tomorrow we drive him to a different town for another concert. Hence, the radio silence here on the ol' blog, and the lack of decorations on our Christmas tree....

But the weather has indeed been bright, clear and sunny. This morning we're finally getting a few high clouds, which made for a pretty sunrise:

The sheep sure have been enjoying the sunshine. The two older gals tend to get down to the business of eating, leaving the younger ones to boing and bounce.
Crossing my fingers and toes that these two aren't pregnant! They were accidentally exposed to the two ram lambs the night after all the young girls were in mid-September.  I have only had one ewe settle that early in the years I've bred Shetlands, but we gave the youngsters lutalyse just in case. Never got around to injecting Vienna and Sarai which was probably a big mistake, since mature ewes seem to cycle earlier. And Vienna is the dam of one ram lamb and the granddam of the other.... 😳

Thanks mostly to the blue girls, we're still getting a few eggs every day.

Now I have to get to work, too, during the few hours I'm home!

That's it for now from . . .


Anonymous said...

They nailed that ending! Brian looked like he enjoys the percussion.
Amazing they're able to multitask and keep on top of which instrument and notes they're playing next.

I hope you're able to get some rest this weekend and a good long ride in the sunshine.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Love concerts!!!
Good luck with those two girls and fingers crossed!🤞
Thank you Michelle for your message, we are thrilled to have our daughter and family home - a wonderful Christmas present for us👏🏻👏🏻💕
Shane xx

Retired Knitter said...

I don't know much about sheep, but those two girls look pregnant to me OR they need to stop sampling the Christmas cookies .... my problem!

Theresa said...

Oh my those are two rather portly sheep! Glad you had a few minutes to surface and catch us all up. That is a lot of driving. Take care.