Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Chicken Flip Book

These would be better if I'd taken the time to crop them down, but it's late and I need to be staring at the inside of my eyelids rather than a computer screen. Still, I think they are funny. But of course it's late and I'm tired...

How could you look at tiny chickens trying to drink from a half full tiny bucket of water and not laugh?  It's like a tiny chicken flip book :-D.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Knitting With Muffin

These were actually taken last week, but it's been a blur around here.  I'm now actually on the fifth and final section of this pattern and I'm hopeful to finish it this week so I can start the Elizabeth shawl and have two new wearable items for the Kentucky Wool Festival next month.  

Even though the pictures are a week old, you gotta love a sheep who's interested in knitting ;-).

"This doesn't smell anything like Count Chocula, but it IS pretty."

This is the Starshower Cowl/Shawl.

Biscuit was more interested in eating.

Still side by side.  And, of course, a new puzzle :-).  


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Hug A Sheep Day - Preseason Party

"Why do we have this new pen?  What's a Hug a Sheep party?

We had an impromptu neighborhood party this afternoon.  Auntie Monica let me know she was bringing her usual bag(s) of treats for everyone, along with her mom, so I decided to set up a practice Hug a Sheep party.  Like preseason football!

"OH!  A cookie party!"

Biscuit:  "Hey, where are you going?"  Muffin: "I think she's getting some of those nasty apples out."

"Um, ladies?  Isn't this supposed to be a hug a SHEEP party?"

"Hey, new cookie lady?  Can you help me?  That other lady is trying to make me eat apples."

I wish this picture more clearly showed Muffin's disgust about switching from cookies to apples, even after watching Biscuit and Mrs. Pepperpot gobble them up for weeks now.  She actually makes a face just like a little kid being forced to eat broccoli. No health food for her!  It's sugar all the way.  

Mrs. Pepperpot LOVES apples.

And parties!  

I wasn't sure what she'd think about all the attention and commotion. Well, she thought it was great fun :-).

Luckily someone had the good sense to save some extra cookies for Muffin.

And now she has a new friend for life!  Biscuit was the first to bug out when the cookies ran out. Muffin stayed to visit for a good while.  She really is very sweet.  I guess it's all the cookies ;-).

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We are once again hosting a Hug a Sheep Day farm party this year.  National Hug a Sheep Day is October 28th.  Our farm will be open from 1:00 to 4:00 that afternoon and it looks like Biscuit, Muffin and Mrs. Pepperpot are ready!  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Not Something You See Every Sunday

I play the piano for a small country church in neighboring Paris, Kentucky. Hopewell Presbyterian is one of the oldest churches in Bourbon County, since the late 1700's.  I'm betting it's seen many, many things over the years, but I'm guessing this particular thing is a first.  Do you see it?


This is where I sit, at my beloved old 1907 Kurtzmann piano that is still going strong.  And the lamb in the picture is Lila.  Almost all of our lambs have attended church with me.  Some stay longer than other (Lila, Liddy, Bullwinkle, Biscuit).  Some spend more time outside (Keebler, Maisie, Baaxter).

I'd link to all their church stories, but it's getting late and I need to hit the hay.  You can use the search box for "church" "piano" "Easter" or "Hopewell" and probably find most of them.  Or scroll back through each lamb's name in the labels.  That's a fun rainy afternoon activity :-).

A little closer view.  Look out the window.  Do you see it?

Yep, that's a four leaf clover.  Stuck in a spider web.  On the outside of the window.  Next to my piano.  It looks like it has been pressed.  It's flat and brown.

Where on earth did it come from?

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

An All Biscuit Post

Just the way he would want it.  Biscuit loves Muffin.  He really does.  But, like many brothers and sisters, he's a little bit jealous of her as well.  Actually, as long as no one is around, he adores her.  If I'm around...well, let's just say he does not like sharing his mom.  Muffin's not so much on sharing me either if you get right down to it ;-).  It's actually pretty sweet...as long as I'm not caught in the crossfire!

There are two new Biscuit puzzles up.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

We Haven't Had A Biscuit And Muffin Post In Awhile

Heck, we haven't even had a blog post in awhile! Sorry about that :-/.  I've got several pictures to share, so we should be set for a couple days!

Soft sheep in soft late afternoon light.  Two of my very favorite things :-).  And yep, it's a new puzzle.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lace Weight

It really should say "cobweb" weight, but I figured if I did that and didn't put a picture of Kate at the top I wouldn't have many folks looking on ;-).  This is really neat though, so I hope you scroll down.

You'll have to click to biggify.  Do you see the web?

Do you see how it's anchored at the bottom?

That one strand of web is strong enough to bend that pretty good size mint blossom around!  

And it worked.  Sorry, fly, but that spider worked hard to catch you :-/.

And here he/she is.  Wouldn't it be neat to be able to tuck into a flower like that?  Maybe not that exact petal ;-).

A welcome sign of fall!

And we got a little rain :-D.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Some Sunday Sunrise Sheep Shots

Note the Ts running across the top of the field.

Annabelly coming up to say "Happy Birthday!"

Three old timers.  Too many birthdays!

Baaxter and Chocula getting ready to have less birthdays.  All that nice grass and you are eating grass covered in fence paint over spray?!?

Pretty Petunia.

All the fences and barns have been freshly painted.  The over spray makes this look like I photoshopped the  paint on there.

I'm not sure what is going on in this pictures.  Obviously Woolliam doesn't have a clue either or else he's just decided to sleep through whatever those two girls are having words about.  Baby Belly and Annabelly.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The 2017 Eclipse Party

There might have been fancier parties in 100% coverage locations, but I'm quite sure no one had as much fun as we did on The Hillside in Winchester, Kentucky.  Dr. Science aka Uncle John built three viewing devices.  Auntie Reg made an awesome tomato pie eclipsed by cheddar cheese. Friends and neighbors came.  We stayed as cool as we could and a good time was had by all.

Getting ready.

It's starting!

20 preferred the long box pinhole camera.

Quite a good view using a simple cardboard box!

The clouds moving across were interesting.

Getting a bigger view.

A fan in the forest!

Such a beautiful area.

Getting there!

Eclipse pie :-D.

This picture cracks me up.  I wonder what 20 was telling them!

The long box, being twice as long as the short box pinhole camera, made the image twice as large, but nowhere near as large as the binoculars set up.

It never got dark, but it did get dim.  I'm not sure what the animals here on the farm did, but the birds there got quiet and the crickets started singing more.  The best part?  It cooled off for a few minutes!

As total as we got.  It was rotating around at this point.  It started as sort of a backward C, then a U and then the moon moved on.  It was great fun!


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