Photo Challenge 2016- Outline

Sheep ATTACK!!! Most days when the sheep are done munching around the yard they come to the sliding glass door and try to get in.  Sometimes they just lay down and wait for someone to notice them. Other times they will knock on the glass with their hoofs, insisting someone pay attention NOW! I don’t like this behavior…

A Daisy Story

That last photo prompt; tension, got me thinking of a story I have been meaning to put down for more than a year.  I have written quite a bit about Lulu’s early life and drama but I have not said much about our other sheep, Daisy. When Rusty died we searched high and low for a new…

Woolly Stalkers Precede Woolly Stockings.

For a few days last week, the changing trees made us feel like we were living in a lemon. Most of the maples on our property don’t go crimson.  Instead they yellow and then rust. It makes the lighting at dawn and sunset pretty epic. This week the yellow has deepened to orange.  More and more leaves give up the…

Year Of The Sheep

It is a trip to think that the year of the Sheep/Ram/Goat is more than halfway over! Chinese New Year is celebrated on the second new moon after the winter solstice.  The winter solstice always falls on December 21st.  This year the next new moon is on January 10th 2016, and the second new moon is on…

“Once In A Blue Moon”

It feels apt that July began with a full moon and will end with one too. The first moon can be called a ‘Blessing Moon’ (an old term for July’s full moon) the one on the 31st of July, will be the second full moon this month and thus- a  ‘Blue Moon.’ The time in-between has passed so quickly and…

Meanwhile- Back At The Ranch

This spring was interesting to say the least.  We leaned a lot about ourselves, each other, and people in general. – and (most importantly) managed to come out on the other side just as happy as before.  Adaptability always has been one of our greatest assets as a couple and I am more grateful than ever…

I Spoke Too Soon…

Some days are not as fun as others and some downright F*cking suck.  This Tuesday was one of the latter. We were so excited about our new family members but the excitement was short lived.  Tuesday morning, I went out to tend the lambs and my heart dropped into my feet when Rusty would not get up….

Our new Lawnmowers

This past week has been beyond exciting for a number of reasons.  The new restaurant was a completely unexpected surprise, one we never saw coming.  Something we had dreamed about. This week marked the homecoming of another dream; two more members of the family.  These were expected and had been planned for months, yesterday we finally got…