That seems like a good title after being gone for awhile 😉 My poor blog has been neglected due to the ease of Facebook and Instagram. I thought the followers here might be interested in the trips we have taken this year and the calendars that have come together due to them. I am still very busy with the Felt Pups and sheep and life on the farm is good!
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The Felt Pups give me an excuse to use my camera almost every day…here are the photos that I chose to go in the coming year’s calendar…
Nothing brings me joy, like getting outside and taking photos, and the South Steens area of Oregon did not disappoint! We saw a lot of wildlife, including Mr. Owl…
Some lovely antelope….
My favorite, the Bighorn Sheep….
…and some incredible Wild Horses! We hiked many miles to find them and being able to walk among them was something I will never forget! Here are the photos I chose to go in the Wild Horse calendar…
Our big summer trip was to Glacier National Park…Montana now has my heart and we will definitely be returning! Here are some of the pictures and calendar pages from that trip…
It has been busy since my last post! We are up to 12 lambs – 4 boys and 8 girls.
Delight and Folly both had twin ewe lambs.
We have been very lucky and the lambs have been able to enjoy a lot of sunshine.
Delight’s ewe lamb, Glitch.
Folly’s girls got an extra dose of cute 😉
and it looks like they are well on their to being friendly, just like their mom.
I love the facial markings on Spangle.
Serendipity’s facial markings are pretty cute too.
Lily-Grace is a first time mom and she has handled it like a pro!
Her lambs were really enjoying the sunshine today.
Ailsa is VERY proud of her ‘mini me’ ewe lamb.
Legacy and her lambs – Lickety-Split and Lollygag.
Smooch is still quite the character 🙂
He has his mama’s sweet eyes.
We have 6 more ewes left to lamb, unfortunately it doesn’t look like they will be doing it in the sunshine. It has been nice to see it in January 🙂
It was a beautiful day and the babies enjoyed their time outside!
Lots of jumping, bouncing, and happy feet!
Banjo and Bazinga stayed close to mom, but Smooch was a little more adventurous!
Susannah is very proud of her babies!
This is the third year in a row that we have bred her to Windy Acres MacCallum and I love the cross. This is her ewe lamb, Bazinga.
Here is her ram lamb, Banjo.
Smooch was into stirring things up and having a good time.
He thinks he is pretty special 😉
We are all wondering when the rest of the babies will make their appearance…
but the rest of the girls don’t look like they are in any hurry. From the looks of things, I think next week will be very busy!
We had 3 lovely little lambs born yesterday!
Infiniti was the first up with her very big ram lamb. This is how she likes to do things…lamb first and have big boys!
The naming theme this year is ‘Embrace your silliness’. We like to keep it light and fun here!
Infiniti’s ram lamb has the cutest marking on his nose and Smooch just fit.
It will be fun to match up the funny words on my list with the lambs as they are born.
Susannah wasn’t far behind Infiniti and had a lovely set of twins – a boy and a girl.
I love her little girl!!! Her name is Bazinga 🙂
She is so sweet and even agreed to pose with one of the felt pups that I recently finished.
This is her very handsome brother, Banjo.
Not sure who will be next, but it looks like we will have a day or two before any more lambs are born.
It has been awhile since I visited my blog, but the start of a new year seems like a great time to start blogging again. Plus we will have adorable lamb photos to share very soon!
We are anxiously waiting for this girl to start the lambing season. She is due on Friday and the next couple of days are going to feel like the longest days of the year.
Avalon and Delight are the biggest girls this year, but they aren’t due for awhile.
Poor Avalon always looks so uncomfortable. She is one of the few that I don’t have a due date for, but she is definitely bred 😉
Delight is already wide and low, but she isn’t due until the 31st of January.
A couple of the first timers are going to keep me guessing, this is Magnolia and Meara. I have breeding dates for them, but they sure don’t look very pregnant yet!
Lily-Grace is another first timer, but there isn’t any guessing as to whether she is pregnant 😉
A few of last year’s lambs are still hanging out with their moms. This is Legacy and her daughter, Felicity.
Still my favorite lamb from last year, Lulu, loves to hang out with her mom, Mollala. Such a cute pair.
Hopefully I will have a new blog post very soon with cute lamb photos!
when your cell phone is left out in the pasture!
Funny sheep selfies!
I always knew that Tonka was a character, but he really let his personality show in these photos!
He must have been looking for boogers in this one 😉 You are good buddy!
Logan is a more serious boy and was trying out different faces, looks like this is his menacing stare down.
That is a much better look for you, Logan!
For as mischievous as the Jacobs can be, there weren’t many photos of them, just my boy, Dreamer.
You may be wondering how I was able to get my phone back from these attention seeking sheep…
that would be, Miss Kate.
Poor girl looks a little out of sorts with all of the silliness going on at the farm today. Border Collies like to have everything in an orderly fashion and sheep taking selfies isn’t very orderly 😉
Our farm and sheep are in the Eugene Magazine!
I am so excited to finally share this project! A neighbor has been intrigued by our sheep and approached us with the idea of writing an article for a local magazine. We have been working together for over a year and it is so fun to see it in print!
Here is a photo of him taking photos of the rams last April. I love the resulting photo that he captured of the big boys for the layout in the magazine.
His writing style captured the whimsical nature of our sheep and I am just thrilled with the article as a whole.
It is very weird to open a magazine and see a picture of myself…I really would have preferred it to just have photos of our sheep 😉
Working on one of my Felt Pups.
The last paragraph is my favorite 🙂
You can find retail locations for the Eugene Magazine on their website.