Wednesday, October 29

Wednesday Daily Dose of Cute: Lookin' For Love

© 2008, the award-winning blog where everybody knows that happiness is a warm puppy. And for those of you sharp-eyed sheep sighters, this little ewe is indeed a Katahdin hair sheep (tails aren't docked, no shearing required, not sure about the little horns sprouting from her head). Last spring we decided to diversify—I just haven't gotten around to telling you about it yet. I know, I know, along with about a zillion other things. And for those of you with really sharp eyes, I'm pretty sure that in the bottom photo this silly lamb is smiling.


  1. Yeah another cutie! And the end of the caption should be Looking for all the wrong places. I think Bear needs a companion too.

  2. Sure looks like she's smiling. Great photos.

  3. They look like best friends! I enjoy viewing your pics every day!

  4. Now that is just precious!!

  5. Ah - Lucky Buddy Bear is a love machine that's for sure - new sheep probably heard around the pen" that dog will lick you dry if you give him a chance". You've been busy this year adding to the critter list - will the next post show you moving into the new place already??? Fun new sheep - nice not to have to dock the tails.

  6. BEAAAAR!!! When is he coming to visit me?

  7. Everytime I see a pic of Lucky Buddy Bear I remember our Australian Kelpie, Mick the Wonder Dog...we had to put him down a months ago.....brings a smile to my face and tear sto my eyes..what a lovley dog, in looks AND temperment...
    oh yes, that sheep is smiling...I gotta goat that does that too!

  8. Dang right it’s a smile! I’d be smilin’ too if I got to nuzzle that sweet, handsome, cuddly Lucky Buddy Bear.

  9. Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I can't find a link to your cooking blog here and I have lost the bookmark.
    Please help.

  10. Good Morning Farmgirl Susan

    I don't know how you keep up with all of your critters, cooking and blogging.

    Keep up the good work, your site always brings a smile to my face.

    Sharon from Western Michigan

  11. I love all the pictures you share! I have a dumb question....why the red paint stripe on the back end of the sheep?

  12. Hi CJ,
    Ha, that's cute. But don't worry about Bear - he's definitely not lonely!

    Hi FJ,
    I love it when the animals seem to be smiling.

    Hi Jodi,
    It was funny because I'd never seen this lamb show any interest in Bear before. She was so cute when I took these photos because at first he wasn't paying any attention to her, and it looked like she was sort of sneaking up on him. Then she looked so happy! : )

    Hi Lori,
    These are the times I'm so glad I carry my camera around everywhere with me!

    Hi LS,
    Ha, my mom is coming to visit for Christmas, and she just emailed and asked if we were going to celebrate in the new house. And as soon as I finish typing this I need to call the contractor and see when (if ever!) he's going to come back down and finish up the last of the plumbing and electrical. We're having guests for Thanksgiving weekend and they aren't staying in The Shack! Hopefully we won't be staying in The Shack much longer either. : )

    Hi Kristin,
    I wouldn't hold my breath about a visit from Bear anytime soon - he doesn't travel well. And I don't know if I've ever mentioned that although he loves almost all animals, he hides from most people (unless I tell him to attack them - really) and is very, very shy. Of course I'm sure he'd like you, smelling of sheep and all. ; )

    Hi TR,
    Mick the Wonder Dog - what a great name! I'm sure you must miss him terribly. It's so hard to say goodbye to our beloved animals. I can't believe that Bear is almost seven already - I don't even want to think about him getting old!

    Hi Susan,
    What's so funny about Bear is that almost every time I try to hug and nuzzle him, he immediately flips over and wants a tummy rub. Then he gets hyper and starts bouncing around all over the place - his is one happy, high strung dog!

    Hi Ciagins,
    Um, this is my cooking blog. I call it a food and farm blog because it contains a little bit of everything - recipes and food talk, animal photos, garden stuff, farm stories, etc.

    You can find links to all my recipes in the right sidebar of the homepage under PREVIOUS POSTS: FOOD STUFF w/ RECIPES. If you're looking for a certain recipe or a specific ingredient, you can use the google search box at the top of the right sidebar. Just type in whatever you're looking for and it'll search only Farmgirl Fare and In My Kitchen Garden, my offshoot gardening blog. Hope this helps!

  13. I wanted to let you know that your writing is being plagiarized. Here is one example: your post
    was stolen by Cid Busarow of and passed off as her own work. This woman has dozens of blogs promoting her bed and breakfast in Montana and has been threatened with legal action because of her plagiarizing. She removes plagiarized posts from public view for a time, but always returns. Here is her post, stealing your words and passing them off as her own:
    Her blog posts are always patched together posts of other's writings, never giving credit, changing names to those of her husband, her horse, her business.
    Anyway, you are the latest in a long line of writers she has stolen from.

  14. With the mark on her back it looks like she found some lovin'!
    ~Duskwind Farm

  15. I want to cuddle Buddy, too! Ok, I admit, I also want to cuddle Katahdin. SQUEEZE, PEEPS!

  16. Susan - are you moving to a new house? Do tell us more!! This is so exciting for you and all of your family!!

    Love these picture of Bear and the sheep!! Way too cute! (and don't all dogs love a tummy rub? I know mine does, too.)

  17. I think they both found it. Those are sweet pictures!

    My 90 pound lab is quick to flip over for a tummy rub at any sign of affection - even from the cat. And she loves giving affection to the cat...I've go to get a picture of that...

  18. Just gorgeous - so Bear was won over! I love, love, love your animal family.

  19. Ohhh, so shweeeet! Can't wait to hear about the new sheepies!

  20. How sweet is this?! Just found your site, and I love all of your photos and stories. Your country property looks beautiful, I live in suburban California and have always dreamed of making a move to the country. I was looking at your recipes and cannot wait to try your Molasses ginger snaps. Keep up the great work!

  21. Awwwwwwww......what a great way to start my day! You have such a knack for capturing warm and fuzzy moments with your animals - just wonderful!

  22. We had a Katahdin sheep too! Little lamb that fell off a passing sheep truck- long but true story- Mostly just our Suffolks though- Miss lamb season- just sold the last of our sheep- dang economy!!
    I'll have to check out your blog more often-
    New Recipe Blog at

  23. We just took on two Katahdin bottle lambs from my Dad's flock. We raise Texels and Dorpers and now have two cute little Katahdins to shake up the flock a bit.

    Love your blog!


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