There's been a whole lot of the above going on around here and not much else. My appearance is apparently the highlight of the day for lots of critters!
|(Some girls are pretty, some are just pretty in the fleece!)|
The "little girls" have joined the adult ewe flock and when I look out on the pasture, I can hardly tell the young ones from the older girls. It's bittersweet for me because I enjoy the time I spend with the lambs as they grow, but pretty soon I'll have new lambs to fuss over. Gabby should lamb around the first of March and that's not long at all now.
|(It's painful for me to see all that hay being shared with neighboring fleeces!)|
I've spent more time than I would prefer seeing doctors, going to physical therapy and having x-rays and an MRI. The verdict is that I have quite a variety of rotator cuff tears (at least five). Not exactly the kind of over-achieving I can brag about! I'm scheduled to see an orthopedic surgeon soon but, in the mean-time, I'm working diligently at physical therapy and hoping, hoping to avoid shoulder surgery. Surgery does not fit into my plans for spring!
These pictures were taken last weekend when we finally had a little snow. The sheep and I enjoyed it immensely. These two - not so much!
Those bales of hay and 50# bags of feed will do it to you. I've been paying more to buy 25# bags of rabbit food, and if they offer to carry out and load them for me, I don't hesitate to say yes!!ReplyDelete
I hate to say my dream of the small farm is over, but realistically, it's finished. Good thing all my stock is mini!
Obviously, I'm not as strong as I used to be. My plan is to heal this thing and then get started on getting in better shape - plus, maybe I should think about being a little smarter in the way I do things. (ya think?)Delete
It's all very exciting Dianne. My fashionable friend said that this spring is all about color, so I think neon pink or purple would be lovely on the girls.ReplyDelete
Neon pink!! Wow, that would make a fashion statement, wouldn't it?Delete
The sheep are just beautiful with their curly coats. The KitKats also seem to have on their winter finery. So pretty. I hope you can find some relief for the sore shoulder--hot water bottle, over the counter heat preps?ReplyDelete
Actually, I've been told I shouldn't have been using heat (I'd been using the heating pad every night for months). I'm supposed to use ice to help reduce inflammation. Somehow it's not nearly as comforting to curl up with an ice pack!!Delete
How about knitting a FairIsle hot water bottle cover and put ice cubes in it. The very thought of a FairIsle knitted cover is very comforting. I saw a pattern in an older issue of Debbie Bliss magazine.Delete
Wonderful pics! "Marmelade kitty" does look a little annoyed by all of that "cold" stuff!ReplyDelete
Ohhhh, your kitties are adorable! Your sheep, too! Such pretty fleece on those girls. We are still waiting for April lambs. When are most of your sheep due?ReplyDelete
I love life on the farm -- vicariously! I have no illusions about the hard work involved. So, thanks for your lovely photos.ReplyDelete