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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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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Guardian…

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Snoopy, our bottle lamb hanging out with Dugur.

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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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Friday Farm Daze…

Another busy week on the farm.  We are getting ready for the first of the Icelandic lambs to be delivered which always means that we are busy.

Here are some pictures that I got of Reykur, one of Icelandic rams this week…

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Garrett found a lucky horseshoe while helping me check fence…

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And we found a rusty bucket..

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The rooster crossed the….

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The sheds and hoop houses are set up and we will make 10 jugs in here…

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Which is a good thing because little Charlie decided to join us today…

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Little Charlie is Tori’s lamb…P4050451 P4050453

And we should have more soon…

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Spring is growing…

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Hens are hiding eggs…

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Ducks are hanging out…

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Cloudy days…

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Really Dog Tired…

Thor, our Akbash Livestock Guardian Dog was enjoying the spring weather today.  It is nearing 50 degrees here on the farm!

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Always watching…

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Ever Faithful…

That is our Dugur dog, he takes his job seriously.  Even when he appears to be asleep, if something suspicious happens he is up and going quicker than a flash.  Today he is busy patrolling the pasture, keeping the sheep and chickens safe…

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Not only is a wonderful Livestock Guardian but a part of the family…

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Nurture Photography Challenge – a seasonal photo challenge series chock full of tips and tutorials, inspiring weekly prompts, personal feedback and encouragement.  This week’s theme is White/Minimalism.

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King of His Hill…

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Thor is an Akbash, livestock guardian that we rescued about 9 months ago.  When we first brought him home he was pretty neglected and shy of everyone.  He has settled quite nicely here, on the farm and does a fabulous job of guarding all the critters here, including the ducks and chickens.  He is pretty much a love bug now and loves to hang out on top of a small compost pile in his pen.  Guess he kind of has a vantage point from up there and can see all around…

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To read more about Thor’s story click here to T is for Thor (Akbash Rescue).

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Weekend Favorites…

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Emma coming in from her first sled ride of the year…

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The storm moving on and BLUE sky…

We have so very little blue sky in the winter, that when it does pop through…we just have to go out and soak it up.

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Big brother Garrett, carrying little Emma to the house…

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A hen in the crab apple tree…

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Iris laughing…

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A snowy Kletta. An Icelandic Sheepdog.

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More blue sky. I just love how the clouds part right above the driveway.

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Thor, moving out…

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Saying “Hi!”

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