Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Flaash Mob?? Really Sheep???

Did you hear the news??? Phoebe is busy telling everyone about the sheep's flaash mob last night.. she is such a tattle tale! 

I was happily spinning yarn in my office around 9:30 last night. All of a sudden Bobbi was barking in the window at me- I almost had to change my drawers she startled me so much! I laughed and asked Jim to put her back in with her sheep. Turns out the entire group of Bobbi & Andrew's sheep- 65 to be exact- were gobbling up anything edible in the front yard??? Oh smack! 

So who let the sheep out?? Chaquita llama said "don't look at me!!"

I went running out, scooped up a few rocks and my emergency bucket. In the mean time, sheep had wandered on to the road- we live on a very quiet road but of course a car came over the hill at that exact second? My heart stopped for a few beats. The fellow driving turned around and since the sheep are not fond of lights at night, they headed back to the driveway. The driver did not stop for us to thank him- we so appreciate the kindness of some one we did not even know. 

We are lucky our sheep are so food driven- they fall for my rocks in the bucket every time! ha! I called the sheep, rattled the bucket and walked back into the pasture. Simon goatie and Dalai Llama (his dirty self pictured above) led the sheep back to the pasture and went running past me. As did all the sheep, except one. Miss Penny. 

Even though she is all grown up now, she is still a small sheep and she rubs on the fence. She probably found one little hole and all of them were off to the races. Nothing is more fun for a sheep than getting out and having a romp. Thus the flaash mob! I am betting Penny started it and I had to catch her so she was also the last sheep in. Stinker. 

And you can see how the sheep must have looked? This is a day time picture of the 'innocence'- say whaaat? Sigh. SO cute. 

The next thing I did was take the flash light out to make sure every one was back where they belonged. I am extra paranoid at night. My escort was our gigantic goat Simon. He would be a fantastic seeing eye goat. No really! He is my guide- he came along with me to count the sheep. He insists on walking with me, and I have to have my hand on his back or he will walk and push me off the trail. He takes his job quite seriously. And of course he denied any part of the evening's activities... 

Bobbi & Andrew got many many treats- Bobbi for coming to find me and Andrew for staying with his sheep. They were so proud- running around like a couple of  puppies when the drama was over!

So once again I find myself beyond thankful for 2 Great Pyrenees dogs, a llama and a ginormous goat named Simon.... the most dedicated guardians of my very naughty sheep. And my Jim, who has the patience to put up with every one of us! 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Did you know?

Avi said NO don't tell! Sorry sheep! The sheep love designing yarn. Did you know they also love to sit and string beads and such to include in the yarns? 

 This is Pixie Forest- from our Pixie sheep- snazzy!
 A blend of our sheep's wool that includes a ply of 'sheep strung' bugle beads from my grandma's bead box...
 Another 2 ply of our sheep's wool that includes sheep strung tiny metallic glass beads...
That's right Pixie- the secret is OUT! Don't look so shocked girlie! 

Hope you are all having a happy Friday- watch for the sheep's update Monday afternoon ok? Smooches from the sheep and chow for now!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Spinning Wheels Need New Homes!

The sheep are selling a few wheels out of my 'stable'! Both are listed on the website so please visit them for the full details. 

This is one of my favorite wheels ever but I don't spend much time spinning on it- I run out of time for all the things I want to get done in a day... It is a Rio Grande wheel in like new condition. Here is the link to our site for the wheel:
And the Rio Grande's company website- lots of good info about the wheel here:

My Kromski Symphony wheel I purchased as a barely used wheel some years ago. It has a few minor scratches (character) but is ready for a new home where it will see miles and miles of yarn spun on it! Here is the link to our site for complete info:
And more Kromski info here:

If you have any questions please email us at the farm email- ryan3@tds.net ! 

Hope you have a safe, happy and fun Fourth of July!! Smooches from the sheep!