Bleary-eyed but here…

The perk benefit of staying up all night with ewes in labor?  Enjoying a gorgeous Montana sunrise…

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Victoria with her new ewe lamb, Gypsy.

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Lots of watching, waiting and coffee…

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Gypsy

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Black sheep of the family.

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Carly’s lamb pile-up!

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Garrett getting a little snuggle…

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Another pile-up!

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Going strong!

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Momma, I found this comfy, warm bed just for me!

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Going for a ride and getting weighed in the bag.

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Jug crawler…

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Never off duty…

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Wait for me mommy…

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Beautiful badgerfaced ewe lamb.

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Lamb kisses.

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Handsome Gotland/Icelandic cross.

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Stare down.

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Hide out.

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Is she gone?

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Lamb love!

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Gia and her momma.

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Pregnant…

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Freckles

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Run, jump and play!

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Sunning himself.

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Love his smile!

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Tiny set of twins.

 

 

 

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Flashy boys.

 

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Lots of stormy skies lately…

 

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Weekend Happenings…

Outside on the farm…

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Thor

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Bellah

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Watering can frozen…IMG_8678 IMG_8681

Feeding time…IMG_8691

Thor watching…IMG_8695 IMG_8697

Chicken scratching…IMG_8705

Gunnar…

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A perfect arrow!  Chicken Track…IMG_8707

Dugur’s sweet face…

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Some happens inside…

I was able to skirt quite a few fleeces.

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My helper, Mr Zesty…photo (43)

A little color inside…

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African Violet blooming…P4010151 P4010155

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Keeping Critters Warm…

 

Brrrrrrrrr, we are still having some seriously cold weather.  This was the weather report from this morning…1555586_741479072530159_2028721829_n

Our water was froze up and it was freezing in our house but outside the sheep didn’t seem to mind too much…

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Good thing they are hardy Icelandic’s!  This week they’ve been getting extra hay and always have access to the barn and sheds…P1130169 P1130176-001 P1130179

The chickens don’t seem to care for it at all though…

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Good thing there are lots warm sheep taxi’s to keep them warm!

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BTW, our water is going again and we should be starting to warm back up!  Oh ya, we should start lambing any day now, hurry up warmer weather…

 

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Falling…

Everyone seems to be enjoying the snowy weather we’ve had.

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The sheep and dogs seem to do better in the cold than in the heat, which especially make sense with our Icelandic sheep.

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Tori walking back to the house from feeding and watering her horse.

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Kletta, Tori’s Icelandic Sheepdog really enjoys the snow.

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Hazel.

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Part of the flock…

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Despite having a nice warm, straw lined barn to snuggle in, Dugur prefers to hang out with the sheep.

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Snow kisses anyone?

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Audrad and Aubrey bedded down in the snow…

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Gunnar, our other Icelandic Sheepdog hanging out in the snow…

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White on white…

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Breakfast!

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Same thing with Thor, he found out in the pasture rather than in the straw filled sheds he shares with the rams.

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Whatcha looking for Kletta?

Whatcha looking for Kletta?

We are suppose to be getting more snow later on this week!  We shall see.

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Sheep…

We’ve been having a lot of foggy, pea-soupish mornings this past week.

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We’ve also put our breeding groups together and can expect to start lambing at a much earlier date than this past spring.

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Espen

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Eran

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Elly

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Echo and Ewecalyptus

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Espen handing out kisses…

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Drifa

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Evening…

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Freckles

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Danika

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Chesapeake

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Eira

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Edge’s group of ladies…

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Edge

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The elderly group with Bacchus

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Bacchus with Druna

We’ve also had some beautiful fall sunsets this past week.

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Thor keeping an eye on everything

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The lambs and sheep are looking wonderful!  Their fleeces have grown all summer long….

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The rams fleeces even look exceptional this year!

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They are even feeling a bit ramish, those hormones are changing as we creep closer to the end of October.

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Thankfully, Brandon was available to shear this last weekend and did a wonderful job!

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Some more of the shearing crew…

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Jason, my brother-in-law, even sheared a bit.  He’s shearing my favorite fleece here…

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All business…

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A happy Dugur dog…

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A pretty mouflon…

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Two rams getting reacquainted after loosing their fleeces.

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They don’t seem to really recognize each other and will fight reestablish the pecking order.  Boys!

What a job!  It took the whole weekend but all sheep came out of beautiful and now I have a ton of fleece to sort through!  Any helpers?

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Doing the rounds…

 

Emma has loved being my little helper!  She makes sure all the lambies get their daily dose of loving!

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Even Thor gets to enjoy her loving…P4271445

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