Monday, August 30, 2010

Well here's a start!

So I have been putting off starting as I have so much to catch you all up on, I haven't known where to start. So instead of starting with a bunch of pictures, I will just start at the last post date. That was a while ago!! I want to take time to up date my page, it looks old and I need something new. I keep thinking about just starting a new blog, but I have so much to move, I think I will just  re vamp! Since my last post months ago, we have lost our last old friend Penny, she is center on my photo. Bless her heart, she made it to the ripe old age of 12 1/2. She started getting so un comfortable, couldn't control her urine, when she started looking at me with those eyes like, "mom don't make be go thru this" I knew it was time. Very tough decision to make. We took her to the vet, they gave her an IV and then a shot, she went to sleep. I miss her every day.
We still have our rescue Jackie (Captian Jack Sparrow) and he has been a God Send. He goes with me everywhere and has become quite spoiled. He seems to know it's his turn to take over.
We also have aquired some new family members. We have 2 LGD Reggie and Elsie. They are Pry,Komodor and Anatolian Shep. Sweet Sweet dogs. So smart!! They love the outdoor animals and Jakcie. We are down to 17 chickens, we lost several to nasty Bob Cat attaches, it really broke my heart. Then we have added 2 Peacocks, Dancer and Vixon. What fun they are and so pretty. Only 1 year old so there isn't too much color yet on the tails of the male, but he's a looker anyway. Also have a gaggle of guinea's! Now that is an ugly dumb bird LOL but they do love bugs and ticks. We haven't had a tick since we got them. I got 14 3 day old ones and figured I would loose 1/2 anyway. Nope, I still have 12! That's alot of poop. After all that, we had got some beautiful Shetland Sheep and one Shetland/Babydoll ram. First I got 2 Ewes Cleo 3 a white with spots on her face. I know there is a name for that, but I don't know it yet :) Then a moorit Sheeba 4 . With them came 2 Shetland/Babydoll ewe and ram lamb (5 months).A beautiful Shetland Ram from Norma named Matte. Not to be partial, but they just don't hold a candle to the personality of the Shetlands. We lost Matte after a few weeks, I think to bloat :( I was crushed. I talked with Norma, who was so gracious, and we agreed I would take her old ewe Joanie and she would take my Shetland/Babydoll ewe. Then I would purchase GloFly another beautiful Shetland ram. Soon I had come across someone selling some Shetland lambs so then came Nette 3 months balck ewe with a cream collar and white underneath her black coat. She also is going to have horns!!! Then Wolfie 4 months ram, tan with cream underneath cute as a bugs ear. I will have pictures following later today. Now we have a herd, 4 ewes, 3 rams. Now I know that is too many rams, I am not breeding but 1 Glofly and 2 ewes Cleo and Sheeba. Everyone else will be seperated so we have no accidents. I think we will move Sherman (Shetland/Babydoll) and Wolfie (4 month old Shetland) into one front pasture and  Joanie and Nette ( old and new ) into the other front pasture. I'm thinking we will wether Sherman before next year. His fleece is so pretty, soft with the length of the Shetland.
So I have been very busy, hands full with animals. Got a new studio set up. Added it onto the house, much nicer than the "used to be studio" that rolled down the hill! But it has been alot of work getting it all set up and still isn't.
Well this was a start. I have much much more to post. Little bits at a time to start, just need to keep up on it! I know alot are doing the face book thing, but that just isn't me.
WooHoo I got a start!

1 comment:

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Yay for Dori :)
I lost some chickens too, but to a coyote, I have 15 new ones that went out into the coop last week. I will take pics of them sometime this week and blog about them. Glad to hear your news :)