Thursday, August 30, 2007

Laverne & Shirley

Yesterday, two new residents of Romney Ridge Farm arrived. I pride myself on a diverse flock, and sizes are as different as colors and fleeces. I now have giants to go with my elves.

Meet Laverne Longleggs and Curley Shirley. Both are Columbia sheep from Stoneheart Farm in South Paris, Maine. They tower over my Babydolls, though I watched my ram Joker adjusting his step stool .... persistent little bugger, and even my Romneys. I have no plans to breed them, instead will rely on them as LARGE fleece producers. Welcome girls!

Sunday, August 26, 2007


It seems like we are in a constant state of chaos here. But occasionally my nagging gets results and my husband builds new, needed, things for me. Today, as hot as it was, he started the pony's fall run-in. It will serve as a sheep shelter when the pony moves into the new barn, but for now it will provide some shelter for her when the temps drop and the cold November rains arrive.

There is never a lack of help around here. Joe & Martha are always up for assisting. Today, they transported boards to the project site. They were rewarded with back scratchings. Ahhhhh cheap help... got to love it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Think Twice .....

There is never a dull moment here. Yesterday I was driving my babysitter home when I realized ... there was a chicken riding on the hay bale in the back of my truck!

Usually it is Romeo who is invading the cars of customers, the pockets of visitors, and of course my vegetable garden .... but we won't talk about that!

Here he is hitching a ride in my husband's bucket truck. Romeo is EVERYWHERE whether he is invited or not!

Last week he pulled the tags of several skeins of yarn, opened the door to one of my rabbit cages ... I just caught the rabbit, and got in the kitchen before I realized he had come in. He ate a half a watermelon! So think twice my friends before you add a goat to your "collection". :-)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Lady Bug

Every little girl should have a pony right? :)

This is Lady Bug. She has come to us from a horse rescue here in Maine.

Currently she resides with our ram Joker in the front paddock. It sure is nice to see a horse again when I look out the front window ... only much smaller. :)