Thursday, November 18

Thursday Dose of Cute: Roadblock

Wooly Roadblock
Protesting Something?

There's nothing like a ewe with an attitude. At 13½, Martha is the last of my old girls. Long since retired from breeding, she now spends her time complaining loudly over the slightest injustice, leading the rest of the flock through the woods and around fences in order to get closer to any feed buckets she might hear rustling, and sitting down wherever the heck she wants.

Contrary to what Martha may claim about being chronically treat deprived (despite getting to eat with the pregnant ewes all winter because she's old and I'm a sucker), I think she's led a pretty good life.

Want to get to know this old girl better?
(click here to see all these posts on one long page)
2/21/06: It's a Boy! It's a Girl! It's a Boy! (scroll down to see Martha and her newborn twins)
1/19/10: Oh, Look—More Snow (scroll down to see a thrilled Martha)

©, the four wheel drive foodie farm blog where bouncing around the farm in our beloved little '93 Suzuki Sidekick (nicknamed the S.U.B. by Joe, for Sport Utility Bug because it's even smaller than a Mini Cooper) always makes me feel as if I'm living in a Disneyland ride—in a good way.


  1. lol she should have been named Mary

    Martha Mary, quite contrary

  2. Your description of Martha totally made me think of the children's book Amos' Sweater. Great picture.

  3. Martha is so cute, and she knows she gets her way. I have a dog the same way. What a cute picture of her in front of the jeep. This story of her brought a smile to my face.

  4. i did not know sheep lived that long.

  5. Well you know how most old ladies are cranky, same goes with sheep I guess.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  6. my first car was a bright blue Geo Tracker - very similar to your SUB, I used to call it my Micro Machine because it looked just like one of those teeny toy cars :)

  7. Great. Just great. Now I've got "It's a Small World after all.." going through my head. Thanks.


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