Category Archives: sheep

A House Built of Straw

We were spending a good deal of time wondering how to keep the sheep out of the rain this winter, not having a shelter in place already. In typical me fashion, I dreamed this. Yes, like in my sleep. Mark … Continue reading

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Today I Learned:

How to skirt a fleece. Apparently my sheep have nice fleeces. One has a really nice fleece and I’m excited to send it off for processing. It should only be better next year when she should have had less stress … Continue reading

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Ships!

Confession: I love sheep. Needlefelting is also an incredibly attractive passtime for me. I love making little dolls and toys and things. So wool sheep (as opposed to meat sheep) seemed like the perfect thing to bring into our little … Continue reading

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Baaaah…Buzzz…Zzzzzz

Most days the most difficult thing I do is to wake up and get out of bed. Most people hate the sound of the alarm clock, the thought of a boring or stressful job, or something about what they look … Continue reading

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Yesterday

Yesterday we marshaled our forces and headed to our old house to make finals plans for our sheep. We weren’t sure until the very last moment that Mark wouldn’t butcher the ram, Deuce, as well as the the lamb and … Continue reading

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How to Milk a Sheep

From Christmas, Dog, Advent, Sarah Actually, I have no idea. Ask Travis. He’s the sheep milker ’round these parts. I tried. I really, really tried but it made my own nipples tingle in sympathy. So I held the ewe’s back … Continue reading

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