Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Picnic in November?!?!

Yes, today is Saturday, November 14th. Almost a week and a half before Thanksgiving and today it was 70 degrees with blue skies and the sun. A perfect day to be outside. Perfect enough to cook hotdogs outside over a mid-November!!!!!

My parents brought my niece and nephew over today to enjoy this beautiful weather. Everyone helped trimming up my huge willow tree of dead branches of which we used to have our fire. My niece and nephew enjoyed our campfire. The fire was low while they roasted hotdogs of course. I, however, find hotdogs replusive and made a BLT:)

Miss Gracie was busy picking out seeds from this huge gourd so we can dry the seeds out and hopefully plant them next year. She loved getting her fingers all gooey.

Everyone was enjoying the picnic including Dixie and my Mom. Notice the picnic crashers coming up in the back..............

Yep, even some of the lambs didn't want to miss out on the picnic!

Some lambs were even were looking for a free handout.

So, they got treated to the gourd when Miss Gracie was done getting some of the seeds. The little kat ram lamb, well actually a wether now, has button scurs and is just a sweetie. I hated to wether him carries nice polled genes but it had to be done as he did not sell.

Isn't there a saying about being "half out of your gourd"????

All in all it was a beautiful day. Dad and I put up this new gate.....a nice 12 ft. gate. Reason for the new gate one might ask? Well, Christmas is coming early to Harvest Thyme, hopefully it will be this Friday as a matter-of-fact! And in order for the sheep and goats to get their Christmas gift, I had to install this $125.00 gate!!!!
Honestly, the things I do for these animals!!!!
Stay tuned for early Christmas at Harvest Thyme!!!


corinne said...

What a lovely day!

Kara said...

A great day!
I have to laugh at the half out of your gourd expression...don't you find yourself thinking about a lot of old expressions in your hobby farming? Lambs look great.

Susan said...

I gotta ask, what's the gift that needed the gate???
And of course Dixie is adorable as always :)