Monday, September 23, 2013

Change of Seasons, Change in the Weather

Last week was a very busy week, daughter and friend came to visit for 3 days, turned into 4, but we got the sheep and goats sheds all cleaned out with the tractor.  I still have some fences to put back up.  Lambs got their tags, learned after last years fiasco to tag first before sending in papers.  Last year a couple of tags got "tagged before they got to the lambs ears", clamped the pliers down accidentally while wrestling with the lamb.  

Saturday evening  it got extremely windy and big clouds came in.  There is highway construction about 5 miles west of me.  Orchards were torn out and now roadbeds are being graded and more dirt being hauled in.  I think half that dirt got blown my way with the winds.  When I went out to do chores the sky was so brown I could not even see the mountains.  I had changed my camera card and had done something so I didn't get any pictures of all the blowing dust, figured I better take care of critters first.  Clouds did not bring me any rain but a friend up in the hills above me got a cloudburst of rain and hail at her house.  Sunday morning brought clear blue skies.






Have to share this picture of Bella and Dollar, I was on the computer and they are leaving me no way out, they want to be sure if I move they will notice.



This is Sadie, half Border Collie, half Heinz, but OCD about hair sheep having any wool.  Here she is trying to get it and pull it out.  It is just a small patch but annoying her none the less.  I am glad she does not do this to the Shetlands.



"Well it's not pulling out so maybe if I can chew it off with my back teeth I can get it."  That is a very patient ram she is chewing on.


The weather has changed almost overnight, down to the 50's at night instead of 80's, time to get out all those layers of clothes and put away the short sleeve t-shirts.

Looking forward to Fair time next week.

10 comments:

  1. the last two shots! ha ha!

    i sure hope you get some good, soaking rain! no damage, though...

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  2. My sheep would give him whatsfor. They don't like ANYONE getting that close to their posterior regions. So, now all you need is the rain. But NO gully washers - just something nice and steady to make everything green again!

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  3. Well at least it's cooler, now if you would only get some rain.

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  4. Wow, gorgeous photos! It's looked similar to that down here, and we're down to 80's instead of 100's. I am LOVING the weather. So sorry about the dust. :( That's no fun.

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  5. Beautiful pictures. Your babies sure love you. What a cute pose you caught them in. Dasko is right beside me too, where ever I am.

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  6. I mean to say I found the perfect basket to put my wool in. I am thinking of bringing my wheel back into the living room. I have a weaver friend and she can't wait to see it.(the wool)

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  7. Sadie working on that sheep is something else! I've never seen anything like it. So surprised the sheep would just stand there and let her do that.

    Your scenery shots are gorgeous. So glad to hear your temperatures are in the "liveable" range now! If only you could get the needed rain . . .

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  8. Lovely shots. And I have to say that is too funny about Sadie. Don't you wonder, sometimes, what goes through critters' minds?!!!

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  9. love it when company comes...free help!

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  10. Sadie cracks me up! It's almost like she is a cat grooming another cat! Glad you at least have some cooler weather and I sure hope you can get some rain!

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