Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sheep Gone Wild

Our old barn at sunset
Sunset behind the cows
Stormy, Bandit, and Mom
Trying to hide
Just has to get that leaf
Cousins-This is the calf that had the hurt foot at birth. He is doing great.
These two are always together
Glad to have my babies safe again
Back in the barn
Running to me after being out a week
One of the nights they were out and wouldn't come to me
Running to me, thank goodness
This is where she decided to sleep for a couple of night
I haven't posted for two weeks I know but I wanted to make sure the Mama and her babies were safe before I told you what happened. Two weeks ago somehow they got out of the barn lot and ran off. They came back but then she wouldn't come to me. She would run off every time we got close to her. Then last Tuesday night I told Richard I was going to put her feed bucket with her special feed out in the field so she could eat some of it. I went to the barn and got the bucket, rode the 4wheeler back to her and called to her, she looked up and I shook the bucket and here she came running to me so I walked to the barn, they all three followed, I went into the lot, she came in, I walked into the barn and she walked right in with the babies following. I couldn't believe it but I was so glad they were safe again so now every morning Richard lets her out and in the evening I put them back in so they will be safe at night. Crazy Mama sheep!!! Then last Friday we had a pretty bad storm and the Internet was down all weekend. I felt isolated from the world. No Facebook, No blog, I couldn't look up anything. And we have been Turkey Hunting the last two mornings with no luck yet. Here are some recent pictures of life here at our place.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter and a Little Decorating

Happy Easter from Me, Dora, and Jessie
Happy Easter from Lucas and Dora.
Happy Easter to all my Blogger Friends, I hope you have a blessed weekend. I have a few pictures to share. I did very little Easter decorating this year, just been to busy with all the new babies in fact we have a heifer in labor right now, it's her first baby so we are watching her very close. We are going out to eat with friends for all you can eat catfish then back to the farm and hopefully she can have this calf on her own..

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Two New Surprise Babies Makes Me a Sheep Farmer

I was laughing out loud.

They are saying Daaaaaad! 

Sister Love

Dora and Jessie.
Just a few hours old.
Watching Richard bring her babies.
Finally just decided to carry them to barn.
She followed him right to the barn.
Baby O thinking she was just here a couple of weeks ago with her new baby.
So Sweet!!
The cows are saying What the heck is that??
Getting a kiss from one of the girls.
Lucas meeting Dora!
Lucas giving Dora a kiss.
Lucas meeting Jessie.
They are headed to bed the first night.
Getting some milk from Mom.
I have always been known to take in stray dogs and cats but a stray sheep, this is a first. About a month ago we had a stray sheep show up at our house. She had a half grown baby with her when we first saw her. She couldn't really get into our field with the cattle so she went on up the road. I was at work when Richard sent me a picture of them on my cell phone and he said you were wanting a sheep but by the time I got home they were gone. About two weeks later she showed up without the young one. Wandering around like she did I guess something got the baby. We let her in the field, the cattle didn't like her at first but after a day or so they didn't care that she was there. She wouldn't come to us but we would go talk to her. Last Monday night we noticed her belly looked awfully big and guess what Wednesday morning when Richard went to check the cows he called me and said you need to come back home and see your new babies. The first pictures you see is the morning after she had them, and Richard being the softie he is was worried something would get them so he herded them to the barn and that is where we are keeping her until they get a little bigger.The cattle didn't know what to think. They never seen anything like this before. I ride up there in the night sometimes to make sure they are all right. Friday night I heard dogs barking so I rode up there at 10:30pm to make sure they were safe. Richard made the barn enclosure more secure so I hope they will be all right but I worry about them all the time.We named them Dora and Jessie. My little great nephew Lucas (who is like a grandson) to me sure did like them.