Thursday, August 19, 2010

Vermont comes to Ohio

After browsing around in Bennington, an innocent trip to Bennington Pottery (innocent because I only bought 3 thing:), and a leisurely drive up historical route 7A, a missed exit, a phone call to Kim at Grandview Farms, I arrived around 3:00 to her beautiful home in the heart of the Green Mountains.

I was just awed at the beautiful surroundings.................

............and I was greeted by a group of very inquisitive Romneys!  I think they were talking about me!  Gosh, they are so awesome!

I am jealous of the view Kim's sheep have!  I was amazed that the furthest mountain range the eye can see from here is Killington which is an hour drive!  I could just sit there and absorb the surroundings for hours.  I had a wonderful stay and the Goodling Family were great hosts!  After a well needed nights sleep, I headed out at 7 am with my new Romneys.  They were very opinionated when I stopped for gas, causing many looks at my mini-van and they only startled one tollbooth attendant in NY.  But when I arrived back in Ohio at 7 in the evening and I opened up the van, boy did they create a baaing ruckus, getting all the other sheep  up in a baa!

I have them in a stall for the first day but tomorrow its suppose to be 87 and on Saturday 90 (again) so I will let me out because it will be way too hot in the stall even though it has a dutchdoor in it.

What a beautiful profile!  I am such a proud new owner!  I wanted to get a fleece shot but they were not really willing to let me get a perfect pic...............

.......................but I think this gives a good idea of how beautiful the Romney wool is!  So, my last summer hooray has come to an end and tomorrow I have to report to school because I am the department chair for Social Studies:(
I better go check those Vermont lotto tickets I bought!


5 comments:

Kathy in KY said...

Hi Kristi - Your Romneys are beautiful - in some of the research I've done on sheep breeds, Romneys were my first choice in what breed I wanted to raise because of their exquisite fleece. A blog I follow, Sheeps and Me, the gal raises crossbred Romneys and Lincolns. I think the Lincolns she has are long-wooled - fantastic looking animals. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures with the Romneys. I'm glad your trip went well, and can see why you want to live in Vermont - what beautiful scenery. Take care, from KY.

Tammy said...

Lovely new sheepies and it looks like the trip was beautiful and interesting too! Hope your first day back isn't too traumatic.
Tammy

Mim said...

Beautiful Romneys! My second favorite sheep breed. Have a nice school year.

Teri said...

I love your new family members - they are beautiful! Hope your first day back goes well!

Nancy K. said...

They are SOOOOOOOO cute!
I think it's just "cruel and inhumane" treatment to make you go back to school when you have such lovely new babies at home...