Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ewe Ewe Pumpkin Eater

Who would have thought that sheep love, and I mean love pumpkins? Grass Pad of Olathe generously donated all their left over Halloween pumpkins to me. The sheep have been getting a pumpkin every other day or so the past week with their morning hay breakfast. Fauna enjoys the rind while Faith and Heathcliffe go for the seeds first. Gretchen and Heather are still not to sure about eating them.

I let my sleeping dog lie this morning.... he must have been in a deep sleep because he didn't stir when I opened up his crate this morning. He is getting old, but still trys to climb in my lap like a pup. Labs never grow up!

The sheep are getting wooly and I love rubbing my cold hands in their soft and warm wool in the morning . I'm already dreaming about what I can make with next year's fiber. This year's I'm sending to the mill and would like to get a loom soon to make some rugs and maybe a scarf. I'm taking a weaving class this weekend, so I hope to learn about loom types and how to work one. I'll be taking lots of notes. :)

So with Thanksgiving around the corner I'll let you know what I'm thankful for. I'm thankful for the warm weather we have had this fall as my roses are still gorgeous along with my snowflake pansies. I put the bird feeders out yesterday and already have a hungry group of chickadees and finches visiting me. I'm also thankful for my old horse, my old dogs, young horses, beautiful sheep and my hubby who helps me take care of all these critters. It's real blessing to be able to live this very fulfilling country life.

What are you thankful for this year?

1 comment:

  1. Tammy,I have always heard that Pumkin is also good to prevent worms...don't know if it is so. I have threatened to grow pumkins just for that reason.
    Tammy, I am so thankful for our way of life, living in the country, surrounded by wonderful pets and family and friends.
    God Bless and have a wonderful Thanksgiving