Saturday, January 30, 2010

Winter -- Gotta love it!

The entire Commonwealth of Virginia is under a state of emergency due to the snow storm.

When I got up at 5 a.m. it had not started yet. As of 1 p.m. we are looking at something approaching a blizzard and about 6 inches of fluffy stuff on the ground.

The crazy sheep won't go in their house and are being slowly coated with this stuff. They won't lay down but stand for a long while, then walk a bit, then stand some more.

I went out early this a.m. -- about an hour after dawn -- and gave them alfalfa pellets and whole corn and a little bit of privit branches. I checked their water and talked to them a bit. At the time we had about a 1/2 inch on the ground.

Alice seems confused by all this white stuff landing in her yard again.

Ken went out and cut more privit about 30 minutes ago and tossed it into their house so they would go inside. We hoped they would chow down, then settle down and lay down for awhile. They went RUNNING to him with his armload of green branches and disappeared into the house for about 20 minutes. But then they came out again and ran around doing their crazy sheep dancing and are now back to standing around in the snow.

I just hope they don't get frost bite on their ears or feet.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ken and the sheep

I was looking out the window and I spotted Ken playing with Jerry, the wether. Ken made a fist and was leaning over the fence and Jerry would back up a couple of steps, rear up then come bashing down at Ken's hand, butting against it. So, here is my husband teaching the sheep bad habits. I told him if Jerry butts me later, I'm going to come push him down in front of Jerry, so he can see I'm in charge. I'm also going to have to put Jerry down in the dirt again.

I thought I would catch him on the camera but got this instead: