Bedded down…

Post-shearing… (if you missed our shearing experience last week go here)

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Thankfully, the weather has remained fairly mild this week and by Saturday we are suppose to hit 50 degrees!!

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Even though we have several sheds and a barn for them to bed down in, they are just content to lay in the rows of straw next to their feeders.

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There was also a visitor checking out the activities below him….

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Majestic Mountains…

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The view into Glacier National Park

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Another glimpse into Glacier…

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The view of one of our pastures from the top of the sledding hill…

I feel so blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  I never grow tired of viewing these Rocky Mountains, especially early in the morning or like when these pictures were taken, at sunset.  It has been a very pleasant couple of past days, blue sky and sunshine, we don’t get many of these this time of year.  The mountains here are reflecting the brilliant sunset from the west.

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Sunset to the west…

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Balmy…

It was a balmy 43 degrees today, complete with sun which turn the pasture into…

a watery, icy, slick mess.    😦    Ugh!

Wading through the pasture…

Did I mention we received 2/10ths of an inch or rain too?

There’s not normally a pond in the middle of our pasture.

Coconut crossing through the icy, watery mess…
Tip-toeing along the edges…
Trying to cross…
The matriarch and her reflection….
The rams pen, not as bad as the ewes.
The heifers…

On a side note, I think we successfully AI’ed Butterscotch (the red Dexter) about 45 days ago!  We should be expecting a calf sometime in early September!!

The sheep remind me of the kids, they have a nice dry hillside to stay on but are out exploring the puddles!  Hopefully the weather cools down a bit or seriously warms up to dry up this mess.

It is still January…right?

This is a part of  Homestead Barn Hop

Busy Days…

Turning some of sheep out onto pasture...

It seems as if we have been busy spinning about doing all things springy…preparing the garden, burning slash, stirring up the compost, harrowing pastures, fixing fence, picking out paint, 4-H camp clean-up, starting veggies and growing some new Araucana chicks…hoping that spring will actually shine down upon us!

We’ve also been trying to get over a terrible cold that has slowly been picking it’s way through our household.  It has left all 5 of the little kids with bad ear infections…Tiegen is on his second ear infection(same cold)  that we’re afraid may have done some hearing damage along  with a touch of  bronchitis .  The bigs have all managed well with the exception of me with full blown bronchitis…ugh!  

We still have about 13 ewes expecting so we are patiently awaiting!

Bellah's beautiful blues...

Adorable Drizzle...

Busy Downy Woodpecker...

Dáð, enjoying a shady spot.

Diamond on her comfy spot...

A Different Perspective…

The hill to the west of the property has had a few pictures taken of it, like this one below….
The hill...

The hill...

This year we have permission to graze the 20 acres to the west, including the hill.  So while moving the sheep the other night I took these…
The view of the garden from the hill...

The view of the garden from the hill...

The view of the pasture and barn from the hill...

The view of the pasture and barn from the hill...

 

This Osprey flew by with a fish...

This Osprey flew by with a fish...

 

 

As did this Navy Plane...

As did this Navy Plane...

And Sawyer found this…
Pride of the Farm...

Pride of the Farm...

One more hill picture of the sun going down on the sheep...

One more hill picture of the sun going down on the sheep...