Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Dose of Cute: Have an Off Duty Weekend.


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More farm dog photos? Here.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Dose of Cute: Kit Kat Capers


What is she thinking? We'd all like to know.

[Scene: the kitchen of a quiet farmhouse in the middle of nowhere at dawn, where two cats and two dogs are sleeping peacefully and a third cat is about to jump onto the windowsill.]

Mrrroooowwwww.

Raaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrooowwwwww!

Woof. Ruff. Ruff!

Grrrrrrrrrr.

WOOF. WOOF. WOOF.

Hisssssssssssssssss!

HOOOOWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Welcome to my mornings, courtesy of Kit Kat Kate.

More below...

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday Dose of Oh Snow Cute


First time mother Ida and her three-day-old baby boy.

I snapped these photos nearly a month (!) ago, but the barnyard looks just like this now—except these lambs are a lot bigger and there are a lot more of them bouncing around.

Until a few years ago, we didn't start lambing until March or April, so seeing lambs on snow was a rarity. This year our first lambs arrived on January 26th, and this winter we've had more days with snow on the ground than we probably have in the last 19 years.

It's white out there again today (though it's actually ice or ice pellets or whatever they call it when it piles up on the ground but is immediately slick as can be), and we're expecting an arctic blast and 3 to 5 inches of snow by morning. I always thought that zero degrees (F) was too cold for it to snow, but I guess we're going to find out.

Treacherous or not, the frozen landscape is lovely to look at, and our little lambs show up so much better against the bright white of snow than the usual dark winter ground.

Just layer on the outerwear and watch your step. Spring will be here soon enough.

Seven more photos below. . .