Thursday, June 07, 2007

Toto, I Keep Telling You We're Not In Kansas Anymore!

OK, Guys...Is the coast finally clear? We have had tremendous winds here in the High Country! For the past two days, I thought we were back in Kansas! Come to think of it, I don't remember Kansas being this bad except for the tornadoes. My chickens are still walking sideways!

You will notice a definite "thread" running through these latest pictures of the sheep: They are all sporting this year's hay model. Hay has been blown everywhere during the past two days. So much so that I have had to feed in the barn and after finishing a meal, the sheep staying in the barn.

Did I mention it's been windy here?

Of course, nothing keeps the lambs down for long. And here you see the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" doing their best to squash "The World"...yes, the ball is actually a representation of the World, so you see, I'm correct in my interpretation. :)The lamb who loves playing with a ball the most is Sven and he's the one you see with horns at the ready. His brother, Ole, is not far behind. This seems to be a theme in their daily activities...EXCEPT when the shepherd arrives! Ole will abandon all activities and mosey over towards the said shepherd hoping to be invited over for a scratch. He has become much more leery of approaching anyone since he discovered himself up-side-down one day with a voice from above saying a resounding "No!". We have since learned that we must mind our manners or suffer dire consequences. And we learn fast! ;-)
I have been trying my best to get some good photos of both Shaun and his sister, Blessa. No one and nothing is cooperating lately! If it hasn't been my own camera dying a slow and horrible death (not to mention my wanting to kick it into the swamp with enough force to make an NFL Team scout me), it's been hay and dust being blown all over to make all sorts of UFOs appear in the photos. I give up!

As for Moi? I have resigned myself to the fact that I do, really and honestly, need the surgery I am not looking forward to. But I am looking forward to the prospect of less pain.

And when will I be "normal" again? Any day now...


Kat said...

I'm bummed that you're having to do back surgery! I'm looking at having that done down the road (although hopefully not for a decade or so). Less pain is DEFINITELY a good thing though!

I'll be sending good thoughts your way!

Leigh said...

What great photos. I think that's a riot about the lambs playing ball. Makes me want some! That wind must really be something. My DH called from Montana to tell me that the wind is trying to knock over everything in it's wake.

Nancy K. said...

I think you should move back to the MidWest....possibly MINNESOTA??

Take good care, my friend...

sheperdchik said...

We are about to blow away here in Iowa too! Your sheep look so sweet in their new coats! I love Rocky's coats. Well now that I'm caught up on the goings on at all my favorite blogs, I'm off to bed (or I may fall off my chair)