Saturday, July 23, 2011

Story Time for the Lambies

"Lambies, come on over here, out of the sun and in the shade where it is only 95 degrees instead of 100!"

"I want to tell you a story about a season called Winter."

"Oh its not a scary story like your mom tells you about the Big Bad Wolf eating you if you don't come when she calls you. Winter is one of the four seasons and is one that sheep love the most!"

"Its when all these beautiful snowflakes fall from the sky and covers all the pretty sheepie wool like a white blanket!"

"Sometimes the sheepie like to make funny faces in the snow like Danby!  Its a time when sheepie don't have to worry about flies biting their noses or legs and you never have to worry about feeling like you can't breath cuz its so hot."

"But one time there was such much snow and it was so cold in the winter that baby Glover, who was one of the smallest lambs born, had to wear a fuzzy red coat like Santa Claus to keep him warm!"

"Oh its okay, don't be scared, Glover was just fine and everyone said how cute he looked in his Santa coat. But don't worry Wilmington, you have a beautiful fleece that will be nice and thick by Winter."

"And you will never have to worry about getting fed in the Winter.  I will always shovel my way to the barn in the deepest snow for all of my animals, even if the windchill is below zero."

Wilmington, "Hey I think she is having heat stroke, the heat index heat 102 today and it hit 110 yesterday or maybe she took one too many of those Vicodins for that Sciatic Nerve she pinched.  I have no clue what this Winter thing is and why does she keep naming her sheep after towns in Vermont?!?! 

"Wilmingon, did I ever tell you about the time the snow had drifted so bad that I could not even open the barn doors?"

Wilmington, "Psst, someone call 911, she won't let me go!!!"

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Yippee!! An Updated Sales Blog....Finally!!!

Ok, I am giving myself an "A" for effort today!!
Because I finally updated my sales blog!!!!

With temperatures hitting the mid-90's today, I finished chores by 10 am, had a snack while watching Martha Stewart, and then got busy on the sales blog!!!

Of course, I kept checking on the animals to make sure everyone had plenty of fresh cold water and that they were doing ok.  My poor sheepies!!!!!  Horses are fine, goats seem to be handling it well, but my sheepies look just miserable:(

Please click on the link to check out the sales blog updates if you have a moment!
Thanks....and keep it cool!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Why "Kid" Help Sucks

Last weekend I decided to buy myself a treat.  A new cart to help with the farm chores, one that I can attach to the tractor inside of pushing the wheelbarrow.  I had a 10% off coupon for TSC and I had been eyeing up this new polyswivel/dump cart that they got in.  So off I went last Sunday to make my big purchase.

Now of course it came in a box so it had to be assembled. No problem, it looked relative easy and the box said it could be assembled in 30 minutes.  However, my "additional help" decided that I really needed their assistance.  First little Emma had to exam the contents of the box.

Then the box became the center of the kids attention and everyone had to get a piece of the box.

Of course the classic head butting was used to claim sole ownership of the box.

Emma lost in the head butting round so she decided my chair looked more her size so she claimed ownership on that.

Gee, I wonder who won ownership of the box??? He is totally pathetic and definitely has his own sense of humor.

I gave up on trying to put the cart together by myself due to the lack of cooperation from the "kids" and had to call in the big guns....Dad. I told Dad after he and I assembled it, that my friend at TSC would have had the guys there assembly it for free.......hehe, thats what he gets for blowing the Amish rocking chair deal at the auction. 
Now of course I will not be using the cart for a few days because I am not hauling anything in 90 plus degree weather, oh my bag, the heat index was only 104 degrees today!!