Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Graham and Keebler

Boy-oh. Not so good at blogging, and even worse at twittering. This last little bit of time has been such a rush. Last week I was away from the farm 4 days in a row. I don't know about anyone else, but once I leave the farm, the whole day is done for. It takes me 35-45 minutes to get most places and by the time I get there, do what I intended (and often some things I didn't intend), and drive back home, I've used up hours and hours. Then it's time to go back to the barn, or start supper or finish laundry or whatever, and before I know it the day is over. I know that I am not very efficient in using my time. I'm easily distracted by the multitude of things needing or wanting my attention around here. I start out to work in the garden and the next thing I know, I'm cleaning out the closet!
Anyway....where was I going with all that?

Yesterday was a fun day away from the farm. One of my little boy lambs has gone to live with the "famous" Keebler at Equinox Farm. (That's my boy and Sara in the picture. I think he likes her!) Sara thought that Keebler might like to have a playmate....someone his own age to pal around with until he is a big boy and then they can both join the rest of the flock out in the field. The last set of triplets born here have been in pretty heavy competition for their mom's limited supply of milk and I have been supplementing them with a few bottles a day, hoping the ewe would start producing more. Alas, that didn't happen, so the smallest ram lamb was selected to be Keebler's companion. (He's been christened "Graham" since he joined Keebler.) Graham loves the bottle, so going on the bottle full time was not a hardship for him. Keebler was less than thrilled to be sharing all the attention, but we're hoping the two of them will bond and be great buddies.

I love the look on Keebler's face. Clearly, he's saying, "You're not leaving without him.....are you?"


  1. That last picture is priceless. I'm sure that was EXACTLY what he was thinking. Graham Lamb seems pretty happy here. He's a full time blanket sleeper now and loves Keebler. He's such a sweetie. I hope Keebs doesn't corrupt him :-o. At least GL has a conscience...for now ;-)

  2. Oh how funny! I love the recommended blog post links. Good to remember just how cute those too boys were. Hmmm - a year later. No conscience. None. In fact, today Tim went into the little paddock to mow and GL, of course, went running in with him. Sherman - no dummy - saw him come in and quickly ran over to the food bowl and wolfed down all the food before GL could get to it. heeheehee