I got to the farm in a hurry yesterday, because I did not fill the water tank the day before, and I was worried about the water being low.. When I got there, I filled the tank and called my dad. I needed more pics, as the ones I had taken were not acceptable.. So, since my dad is the best dad in the world, he came over to take pictures.
I had fed the sheep and my dad, Dan, and Joe, and I all walked into the field. My dad asked me if there was a ram in there. He was taught very well as a kid to not ever enter a field with a bull or ram in it without protection. But, given that I had two good Border Collies with me, I think he felt at ease..
We had to get pics of me, the sheep and the dogs.. no easy feat. AND they wanted shots of my face (the HORRORS). I think a few turned out okay. The cool part was that as he was taking the pictures, it began to snow very hard, and very big flakes, so it was a really pretty scene. The sheep were covered with snow, and well, the one pic I like the most has me actually smiling with snow on the dogs and sheep. I am not one who likes pictures of me.. not at all... this was a big thing.. but anyway, we got the pictures done and then I brought my dad to see my work in the barn. He asked me if I fed the sheep in there, etc. He's still an old farm boy at heart. Love him so much. I am getting teary just thinking about him.
Anyway, after he left, I took the boys for a walk, and then home. I was so beyond exhausted yesterday that I got in bed when I got home and never got out..except for dog stuff.
Today is a much better day. Sleep does me very well.
I am just exhausted. Work was very busy, and even at home having to triage things. When I got to the farm, had my brother take some shots, but I think they are too dark. Then fed the sheep. Then headed home- too icy to walk on the lane way- too steep. So, since I have been craving chocolate chip cookies, I got a pre-made Toll House version and made them. Now I need my rice and peas and then sleep- I kid you not.. I am just so tired.
I see that there is some serious irritation in this world aimed at the PW and her whole world. That said, my blog is a place I go to share my world, and I truly wish I had never written about PW. I lead a pretty sheltered life I guess, and don't look for hidden nasties everywhere.
That all said, I am well reminded to keep my blog about me.. unless something *really* vexes me... then, well, we shall see.
Don't really love icy weather.. I don't like to drive in it, walk in it and well, I prefer either snow, or rain... But this is the time of year for it..
Today is another busy day at work. Friday will be too. I did manage to get a bit of cleaning done yesterday, but lots more to do.. Always more to do.
I was contacted by a local magazine yesterday, to interview me for an article on sheep, and sheepdogs. Have to get some pictures of me working the dogs. The lady had a lot of good questions, so I hope the article turns out good.. We shall see; I will share it with you when it's out.
There really isn't much news other than that. Sheep are good, dogs/cat good, and I am fine:)
Today was a very good day. First thing was to head to Tractor Supply, and pick up needed supplies. Believe it or not that had everything I was looking for, well, they did not have any jeans.. Even TS has stretch jeans- what a pain! I just want regular jeans.. Oh well, Christmas is coming.
After my TS trip, I stopped at Barnes and Noble and got a wondrous hot chocolate, and bought a paper back mystery.
Then I stopped at Agway, and then finally, the farm. Walked the dogs, and then started on the project du jour. That was installing the wooden gate that I had appropriated from another part of the barn. This gate is OLD. The nails were hand made. I had to add another piece of wood along the door jamb to even things out, and then I started with the hinge work. I have always felt daunted by trying to hang a door, or gate with hinges.. I think it is because you have to line everything up, and it just seems difficult. Well I learned it is not that hard, but it would be nice to have a second person hold the gate up when you attach the gate to the hinges and vice versa... I ended up using an old coffee can. Great help that can was ;) Anyway, I got it hung, and low and behold it's level and everything. Then, I see that I cannot open the gate all the way, because a section of concrete is blocking the gate from swinging open all the way. So, I got get the reciprocating saw, and cut that wee piece off, and Voila! A well hung gate. Now I just have to get the latch for it.. Already know what I want to use. I am so stoked I was able to do this. You have no idea how daunting it was for me..
After that I fed the sheep who were acting starving, and then home. It was indeed a very good day.