Thursday, August 20, 2009

So Much B.S. in My Life

Yes, the B.S. is all-round me lately.
B.S. for Back to School..........yes, I had to go back to work today.
The animals were a tad confused when I went out to feed at 6:30 am.......summer hours are over, no more of that 8:00 am stuff. Next week feeding will be even earlier and will commence at 5:50 am.
More B.S...........Bottle Shrub
Yes, I went to a Fall Craft Show and thought this was too unique to pass up......a more modern, artistic approach to garden decorating. It did not come with the bottles so I had an old green bottle and clear bottle and my Mom donated the rest. I am thinking a red bottle would be neat too.
B.S. in the barn yard......Boys with Spots.
After I took this picture I noticed that these boys have the same markings on their front and back legs! Same sire but different dams. I know that one is not "suppose" to love on the ram lambs but all of my polled boys, small or large scurs have exceptional personalities.

This is Harvest Thyme Shelburne. He is just really coming into his own. I was hoping his scurs were going to stay smaller but they have grown more in the last month. He was born on 4/19 so perhaps they will continue to remain "smaller" in size. What a face!!

His fleece is coming in very nicely, of course this is my novice opinion. I am partial to the softer fleece....I think:) I love these colors! As you can tell from the pictures my so called pasture is long gone and with the lack of rain, the lambs fleeces are debris collectors. I drive them nuts when I sit out there picking at it. Next year some of them maybe be getting coats.

B.S. .........Boy's gotta scratch!!
This is Harvest Thyme Rutland. For me, he is my pick ram lamb. I love his color, his fleece, he has great confirmation (topline esp.), personality plus and the tail looks good too. Of course, I am sure a judge would disagree with me, but I can play my own politics game at my farm cuz its just me and my sheep:)

This is a snippet view of his fleece.........I love the softness and the colors!! I have never done a micron test on my sheep but this year I will. Curiousity has gotten to me.

And my last B.S.............butt shots!!
How can one not love a cute Shetland butt and tail?
Rutland is on the left and that black ram lamb actually has one of the nicest tails this year and very nice confirmation (remember my politics/my farm) and small flat scurs. He is out of Jedidiah. I would disclose his new owner but his new owner has not disclosed this to her blog readers so I will keep the secret LOL.
Now the real B.S. in my life will start in about 2 weeks when my new 8th graders come up with their B.S. lines on why they did not do their homework.....seriously, they need to get more original. I am starting my 16th year of teaching so I have heard a lot of B.S......
......beautiful stories that is.


Christine said...

You teach 8th grade?! God bless you woman. I'd rather stick a fork in my eye. LOL

Your sheep are so stinking cute. I love the picture of the one where you're scratching his chin.

kristi said...

Hi Christine,
yes, I actually like those hormonal kids...even taught 7th
for a few years, but those are really hormonal kids. Thanks for stopping by:)