Saturday, December 15, 2007

The first snow of the winter. Got about 4 inches of the white stuff and it's on the wet side so it should be good snowball snow.

Girl-pup was out playing in it and climbed up the backdoor to get inside - her toes were cold. Stylle enjoyed lying in the snow and watching Chloe run around the backyard like a fool ( one of the joys of being a 2-yr-old pup - EVERYTHING is great, even if you do get cold ).

As you can see, the sheep aren't real happy with the snow - they can't go out into the pasture and graze ( not that there's a whole lot to graze on, it's the idea of it all ).

Candi and Brooke ( the 2 ewes looking at the camera ) are wondering " WHEN is she going to put down that fool camera and FEED US????"

Poor things have never been fed ( even tho there is hay on either side of them ) since their respective moms weaned them. But you should see them fly when the cookies or a bag of bread torn into pieces appear - then it's every sheep for themselves. That's the only time they don't look around to see if Chloe is going to sneak up on them.

This little pig ( in sheep's clothing ) is Lacie. She's one of my unregistered Shetlands ( the person I got her from didn't register any of her family members ), and she thinks she rules the pasture. Actually, Lacie is a big ham and thinks she's a lap sheep. She is so tame ( read: spoilled rotten ) that if you are bringing a feed bucket out and you aren't moving fast enough to suit her, Lacie will get behind you, place her head on the backs of your thighs and exert constant pressure to move you along at A FASTER RATE OF SPEED so she can be fed. Looks like she's missed a few meals, doesn't it?

Lacie says ... GOT COOKIES???? I'M STARVING!!!

1 comment:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

What a pretty head Lacie has! More white than my Ag grey ewes....