Thursday, August 19, 2010

How do I love thee dogs?

Let me count the ways.....

You love my sheep and protect them from evil doers.
You have an animal friendly 'agreement' with the coyotes, dogs and other intruders to stay safely on their side of your fences-which they highly respect.

AAAAND, you also look after and protect me. This morning with the help of our deaf Border Collie Noodle- yep, you heard right. Noodle woke me up this morning (at 4 a.m. no less) just incensed and barking her intruder bark. At almost the same moment, I heard what sounded like someone knocking at the door? Which would be how Noodle saw them. I really can move fast in some instances, always amaze myself! tee hee!
I heard two people talking outside, really hushed tones. At the same second I heard them, two white flashes FLEW down the driveway like they were chasing on the heels of the bats from hell. Son and I got quickly out the back door- the Border Collies went out like thunder, barking at the driveway fence. Bobbi and Andrew (the white streaks) were already up on our hill, and had chased whomever it was all the way UP that very steep hill.
I am thinking SOMEone had to clean out their trousers AND hope they made it past the farm on the other side of our hill unscathed. Their German Shepherds are very unappreciative of people stopping by THEIR farm too. We called out 'good dog' (we never use their names in front of anyone we don't know) and Bobbi and Andrew came galloping down to the yard We handed out treats and watched them play. They were SO happy with themselves and proud of their ability to protect the home front! They galloped, played and paraded around the circle drive for a bit, then went back home to resume watching over their sheep.
Now I never wish anyone harm, nor do I wish my dogs to bite or hurt anyone or anything. Bobbi and Andrew have had all their shots, but would be in way too much trouble- and our insurance would probably sky rocket.
THAT said, feeling safe in my own home, in this little piece of heaven is a gift. AND do you think they stopped running yet? giggle
Stay away bad guys.
Thanking God for my dogs......again.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Baaazinga! The party has begun!

Zoiks! This is the first Baazinga Fiber Party hosted by the sheep- they have been working toward this for weeks, and the work is still ongoing. Figured we better get started or it would never happen! ha!
What is a Baazinga party? The sheep hate the word 'sale' so prefer discount party. Just one of their funny quirks. We rarely offer discounts so this is a great opportunity to stash up on beautiful fleeces- enable enable. We know our prices are lower than most people and we are not trying to undercut them, it just does not do Jenny, Mary or me anygood to have the fiber sitting on the shelves in the fiber palace. Specially with winter feed bills coming up shortly.... The proceeds for Mary & Jen's sales go directly back to their little flocks. Our fiber may be reasonably priced, but is VERY high quality and we are offering a large variety and quantity of fun goodies!
Here are the Baazinga guidelines for this week:
*includes only alpaca and llama fiber
*washed or unwashed only
*20% discount (does not include shipping charges)
*Etsy discounts refunded at time of purchase
**or happy to combine shipping between website & Etsy shop
*The sheep are happy to hold purchases but will require you to pay as you go until you are ready to have the fiber sent out to you
*sales- first email to the sheep first served
Looking for wool offerings? We added some of those too today so be sure to have a browse. (Baazinga only applies to washed/unwashed alpaca/llama fiber). The sheep love to wash fiber so if you would like them to wash your fiber for you, please email and let them know ok?
Please contactus with any questions at the sheep's email- and keep an eye on the site/etsy- the sheep will be adding more fleeces (most likely daily) in order to keep up and reduce our shameful stash of fiber! tee hee! They are kicking my hiney on that matter.... help!
Homestead Wool & Gift Farm
Crazy Quilt Homestead
Hope to see you soon- email any time if you have other colors of alpaca/llama on your mind! We probably have it here- enable enable- smooches from the sheeps!