Monday, November 30, 2009

Twas the month before Christmas

Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand. See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS , not Happy Holiday !
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet during the
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!

Holiday time

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Ours was great, good food and a mostly healthy family.

We had nice weather and was able to do some much needed work outside Friday and Saturday. Hedges trimmed, a new gate between pastures that will help us to rotate the horses on the rye grass Bob planted.

Now it's time to look forward to CHRISTMAS!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

First Frost on the Farm

Oooh, it is a nice and sunny but chilly morning. I noticed we had our first frost this morning on the lower areas of the farm.
It should be another beautiful autumn day. We have been blessed this year to actually have the season, it seems to usually go from summer to winter here in central Texas.
We noticed that the people we have been buying hay from in previous years cut their field yesterday so hopefully we can fill the barn with square bales for what might be a real winter.
We should have LOTS of Tunis lambs next spring, Ralph, our ram has been in with 17 ewes the past month.
The miniature horses are putting on their shaggy coats and feeling fiesty in the cool air. Even the draft mares have been bucking and running a bit.
If I ever charge up my camera battery I will take some photos.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Cool Recipe! 5 Minute Chocolate Cake in a Mug

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT ! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

Another great email... so true

I received another great email this morning...

A Holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said, 'Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like.'

The Lord led the holy man to two doors.

He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.

In the middle of the room was a large round table..

In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew,
which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.

The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly.

They appeared to be famished. They were holding spoons with very long handles that were strapped to their arms and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful.

But because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.

The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering.

The Lord said, 'You have seen Hell. They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one.

There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.

The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.

The holy man said, 'I don't understand.

'It is simple,' said the Lord. 'It requires but one skill.

You see, they have learned to feed each other.

The greedy think only of themselves.'

When Jesus died on the cross, he was thinking of you.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Interesting...Do You Know How the Apostles Died?

1 Matthew
Suffered martyrdom in Ethiopia , killed by a sword wound

2 Mark
Died in Alexandria , Egypt , after being dragged by horses through the streets until he was dead.

3 Luke
Was hanged in Greece as a result of his tremendous preaching to the lost.

4 John
Faced martyrdom when he was boiled in huge basin of boiling oil during a wave of persecution in Rome. However, he was miraculously delivered from death. John was then sentenced to the mines on the prison island of Patmos . He wrote his prophetic Book of Revelation on Patmos . The apostle John was later freed and returned to serve as Bishop of Edessa in modern Turkey . He died as an old man, the only apostle to die peacefully.

5 Peter
He was crucified upside down on an x-shaped cross. According to church tradition it was because he told his tormentors that he felt unworthy to die in the same way that Jesus Christ had died.

6 James
Just The leader of the church in Jerusalem , was thrown over a hundred feet down from the southeast pinnacle of the Temple when he refused to deny his faith in Christ. When they discovered that he survived the fall, his enemies beat James to death with a fuller's club. * This was the same pinnacle where Satan had taken Jesus during the Temptation.

7 James the Great
Son of Zebedee, was a fisherman by trade when Jesus called him to a lifetime of ministry. As a strong leader of the church, James was ultimately beheaded at Jerusalem . The Roman officer who guarded James watched amazed as James defended his faith at his trial. Later, the officer walked beside James to the place of execution. Overcome by conviction, he declared his new faith to the judge and knelt beside James to accept beheading as a Christian

8 Bartholomew
Also known as Nathaniel Was a missionary to Asia . He witnessed for our Lord in present day Turkey . Bartholomew was martyred for his preaching in Armenia where he was flayed to death by a whip.

9 Andrew
Was crucified on an x-shaped cross in Patras , Greece . After being whipped severely by seven soldiers they tied his body to the cross with cords to prolong his agony. His followers reported that, when he was led toward the cross, Andrew saluted it in these words: 'I have long desired and expected this happy hour. The cross has been consecrated by the body of Christ hanging on it.' He continued to preach to his tormentors for two days until he expired.

10 Thomas
Was stabbed with a spear in India during one of his missionary trips to establish the church in the sub-continent

11 Jude
Was killed with arrows when he refused to deny his faith in Christ.

12 Matthias
The apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot, was stoned and then beheaded.

13 Paul
Was tortured and then beheaded by the evil Emperor Nero at Rome in A.D. 67. Paul endured a lengthy imprisonment, which allowed him to write his many epistles to the churches he had formed throughout the Roman Empire. These letters, which taught many of the foundational doctrines of Christianity, form a large portion of the New Testament.

Perhaps this is a reminder to us that our sufferings here are indeed minor compared to the intense persecution and cold cruelty faced by the apostles disciples during their times for the sake of the Faith.

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake:
But he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 10:22

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember that dry hole?

Our new stock pond has finally filled up. It took exactly a year! I just checked the post I did when it was dug (October 30, 2008). Here is a photo taken at sunrise yesterday with a little fog lifting off it. We actually are seeing a little "color" in the trees. We might actually have an autumn season this year. Beautiful clear, cool days this week!
We had so much rain in October, I hope that the farms we buy hay from can now get in and bale that last crop. We need to fill the barn!

Good for 10 more years....

I have had my colonoscopy, have you? After Bob's bout with colon cancer this year, I want to encourage others to get the screening that can save your life!

I had my first one yesterday and it really wasn't bad. Much better than going to the dentist! And my results were better than Bob's, no polyps so I can wait 10 years before having another.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Dancing With God

Received in an email this morning....

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.

I remember reading that doing God's will
is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.

The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.

One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing lightly in one direction or another.

It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.

The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.

When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance."

God, you, and I dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.

Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God, as God abides in you.

Dance together with God, trusting God to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.

If God has done anything for you in your life,
please share this message with someone else.

There is no cost but a lot of rewards;
so let's continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance Through Each New Day!

I'm back...

Since I found Facebook, I have been neglecting the blog. I will try to do better, since a lot of my family and friends still haven't taken the step to Facebook. It can be addictive but very enjoyable.

When I joined FB I thought I wouldn't play any games. Then someone sent me a Hatchling egg and that started me collecting the eggs. Cute little egg graphics that "hatch" into little critters. Then you have to "feed" them. That led to needing to add friends who also played Hatchlings and had "baskets" where I could look for more eggs.

Then my new friends started sending me "gifts" and request to join other games. Like Mafia Wars, Farmtown, Castle Age, Street Racing, Vampires, Yoville, Poker, Cafe World, MyZoo, Farmville and on and on and on. I don't play them all, there isn't enough time in the day. But I do play several with the help of Bob now. ;-) I've met lots of new friends and keep in touch with old friends. Get to see photos of faraway cousins and their kids and grandkids. So that part is GREAT!

And that is why the blog has gone "stale"...

I will try to revive it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fairy mushrooms...

We have been getting enough rain, finally, to even grow some mushrooms.

These were so big, I half expected to find a fairy underneath them...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

We have dogs...

I haven't been able to say that in over 20 years... we have two new dogs. Zack and Jack are their names and guarding sheep will be their job. We adopted them from the TX Great Pyrenees Rescue group and I just got back home with them. Luckily my friend Lesa rode with me up to Caddo Mills, TX to get them since Bob had to work. Now to get the boys settled in and introduced to the sheep, llamas, horses and cats.

Zack and Jack are 2 year old brothers and have had experience as LGDs (Livestock Guard Dogs). We hope that they will be able to protect the Tunis flock from the coyotes.

*** Follow-up*** 11-2-09

Though we really liked the boys, they just did not fit our needs because they would not bond with the sheep. We returned them to the rescue and will search for other forms of predator protection.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

AMHR Miniature Horse Nationals

Lots of gorgeous miniature horses are competing this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the AMHR National Show. You can watch it online! Visit and see the action going on.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Good info to know...Wasp spray as protection

Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn't attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bye, bye to Junior...

Here is a family portrait before we sold Junior... the white male llama on the left. Renee and Jeff McPeek came Sunday to pick him up to become a guardian for their new flock of Tunis sheep.

I know that they will enjoy him, he is such a curious guy who has the biggest, most expressive eyes!

What's new on the farm? Two more minis!

We acquired a gorgeous bay stallion, Easter Acres Bay Dragon, from our friends Priscilla and David Cox of Springtown, Texas. Priscilla's sister, Jan Easter of Easter Acres Miniature Horses had raised Dragon, who is sired by her Landry's Kajun Red and a mare we now own, Easter Acres Midnite Satin. Ironically, Bob has been using a photo of Dragon on his equine photography business cards (see previous post - Bob's New Venture back in March). We have always admired Dragon, and are proud to now own him. Priscilla exported Dragon to live with her in Great Britain a few years ago and he sired several miniature horses in the U.K. Luckily for us, when she and David moved back to the U.S. they brought him back with them. Along with Dragon, we also recieved NXS Dare Dreamer, they called her Goldie. Since we already have a Goldie... she will be called DeeDee. She will have a foal by Dragon next spring.

Our palomino mare, Locket was bred to him last year and we have a cute little filly we named Dragonfly.

She got to meet her "daddy" for the first time this weekend.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Less 4 more sheep... but a GOOD way this time!

The McPeek family of Clifton, TX came again on Sunday and picked out two ram lambs for 4-H. They had originally planned to take the twins that disappeared in the predator attacks over the last two weeks. They bought "Junior" a half brother, and "Tailor" the son of "Ralph" and "RickRack". We hated to see Tailor go since his mom was the one killed on Thursday. But we really didn't need to keep another ram.

Mr. McPeek had been so impressed by one of our rams, "Bart" on his first visit to the farm, that he asked to purchase him as well. They also bought Purdy, the twins' mother. So they are "in the Tunis business" now too!

We wish their son, Brazos, a very successful show career with the lambs!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Coyotes 5, Sheep 0

Now for some sad news... we have been having predator attacks on our sheep this past week. It started last weekend when I was in Florida to judge the Cotee River Cat Show. Bob called to say that when he counted the sheep we seemed to be missing 3 or 4.

He had walked the pasture but hoped that they had gotten into the neighbor's pasture and weren't ready to come home yet. Most noticably missing were the "twins," our youngest lambs. I had promised them to a young man who was going to show them in 4-H.

By the time I got home Sunday night, he still hadn't located them, so we planned to call around the neighborhood on Monday. Monday evening we took an inventory and realized that the twins' mom was in the flock and was very depressed and thin. Another young ram lamb was also missing. We assumed the worst and I wrote the dreaded email to the potential buyers.

Tuesday they called and offered to search some more since we still had not found any signs of "foul play". While we were at work, they came over and looked through the pasture again. This time they found one of our ewe lambs, mostly eaten. We had been penning the sheep up at night so we didn't know when she was actually killed.

Wednesday we stayed home and wormed all the sheep and tagged those that hadn't been for better identification. Thursday we turned them out during the day with all four llamas, hoping that would be enough protection. That evening we were missing another! Bob drove around the pasture and found one of our two year old ewes was partially eaten near our stock pond. Bob went into town to buy a shotgun and watched for the predators to return to the body. No luck, so far. We still don't know what is doing the killing during the day. We thought maybe a pack of dogs, but friends say mother coyotes teach their pups in the daytime so we are expecting they are the culprits.

We've since gathered that llamas don't work well together as sheep protectors. Only singles should be used. We have the sheep all locked in the pens at the barn now until we come up with a solution. We aren't even letting our mini filly out for fear they may be hungry enough to attack her.

We are open to any suggestions!

Photos from Jeff and Robin's Reception

Jeff and Robin had a house warming/ wedding reception August 8th. I am finally getting around to downloading the photos! It has been a busy month!

We had their invitation made into a poster at Sam's and had guest sign it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Hay, hay, we need more hay...

With the lack of rains in our area, we are finding it hard to locate good quality coastal bermuda hay for the horses and sheep.

Our pastures have turned to dust and broomweeds so we know that we will need a lot of hay stored.

Bob was able to get a load of rounds brought in from east Texas. This was the first time we have ordered a semi truckload. Thankfully, I work for the manufacturer of material handling equipment. My boss let us move a new model out to the farm to lift the hay off the trailer. That is an MLT 735 model and it is specifically built to be an agricultural machine. It has a hay clamp attachment on it, but can also use a bucket, hay spear, silage facer, etc. to do work on dairy farms, feedlots and ranches. If anyone is interested I'd be glad to help you find a dealer in the U.S. (or world)!!!

It made things much easier, lifting two of the big round bales at a time.

Later that day while taking some scrap metal to the recyclers, we found a field of square bales, freshly baled.

Bob was able to get 62 bales on the trailer which we happened to have with us. It was a case of being in the right place at the right time. While we were there several other people stopped to inquire about the hay. There will be a shortage this year.

I am so proud of Bob, he is amazing, I call him my hero! Less than 3 months after his major surgery and now with his "semi-colon" he is out there in 102 degree temperature loading up hay. The Lord has been good to us!

We will need some more, but we feel much better with having this now stored.

The Condo is Ready!

I just got an email from my son, Jeff. His condo in Ruidoso is now ready to be rented. He and Robin did a great job renovating the 3 bedroom condo. Take a look at it here

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fly Control

We tried the Spalding Fly Predators this year and we have seen a remarkable drop in the flies around the barn. Fly Predators by Spalding Labs

I came across this info too, worth a try:
Many people swear that a zip-lock bag filled half-way with water and attached over entry-ways will repel flies. No one yet knows how or why it works, but there is speculation that it has something to do with the way the moving water refracts light.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thanks to Tunis buyer, Jenny of Liberty Hill, TX

We received a nice email from Jenny about her new Tunis sheep she bought from Unicorner Farm ... She is now the owner of UF Ruse and her son, "Tricky".

Jenny wrote.. "Thanks so much! They are doing great! The mama is doing a good job of leading our whole group around (most are around 4 months or less, so it's nice for them to have a leader!) We had fun visiting your farm! Thanks again! Jenny"

This is Ruse and Tricky when he was a newborn.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Too blessed to be stressed?

A great saying, I have had to repeat it to myself quite often these days. We have been busy even though work at the office has been slow. We have used the extra time off from work (me on 32 hours a week and Bob on a week off each month) to get some things done around the farm. It has been super hot and humid so we do our outside work early or after sundown.

We took time out to go to Jeff and Robin's house warming and wedding reception Saturday. Looks like they are already finding out the joys of home ownership... tree roots in the sewer line backed up the downstairs toilet at peak party time. But everyone seemed to enjoy the party... we took a stab at the Jamaican theme in honor of their honeymoon destination. I spent the day before baking pineapple upside down cupcakes and rum cake. Bob did a great job helping cut up veggies for shish kabobs. There was plenty of food for the big crowds that came buy to welcome them to their new home. Robin's parents brought lots of fresh fruit and deli sandwiches.

Holy Alphabet

Although things are not perfect
Because of trial or pain
Continue in thanksgiving
Do not begin to blame
Even when the times are hard
Fierce winds are bound to blow
God is forever able
Hold on to what you know
Imagine life without His love
Joy would cease to be
Keep thanking Him for all the things
Love imparts to thee
Move out of " Camp Complaining "
No weapon that is known
On earth can yield the power
Praise can do alone
Quit looking at the future
Redeem the time at hand
Start every day with worship
To "thank" is a command
Until we see Him coming
Victorious in the sky
We'll run the race with gratitude
Xalting God most high
Yes, there'll be good times and yes some will be bad, but . . .
Zion waits in glory . . . where none are ever sad!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bridal Shower Time

The wedding date is getting really close! Jeff and Robin are certainly two very busy people!

Here are some photos from the bridal shower last Thursday:

This is Robin with her mom and grandmother.

The sweet friends of Mrs. Thornton did a wonderful job hosting the shower.

They had a cute "game" where bridal gowns were created from toilet tissue.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vacation Bible School Time!

We are having a good turnout at our small country church for VBS.

The theme this year is Crocodile Dock - Where fearless kids shine God's light. Our sanctuary has been turned into a swamp for the week.

Here are some photos.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

New Tunis Sheep

We have added some more lovely Tunis sheep to the farm. Thank you Aimee and Susie Bailey of Missouri for the group!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bumper sticker of the day...

As we start to receive the bills for Bob's surgery, I came across an appropriate "bumper sticker":

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Home is a great place to be

Well, we are home finally and getting kind of back to normal, I will try to go in to work this afternoon. I went by for about an hour yesterday while I was in town to grocery shop and pick up meds for Bob. Lots to catch up on but I guess it is a blessing that business is slow right now.

Bob had a great report from the doctor. Though the polyp was malignant, no other tissue was affected, lymph nodes were clear too. So that means no other treatments, HALLELUJAH!  He will have another colonoscopy in one year. And the Dr. recommended family members get checked as soon as possible.

This is the drawing of the colon ressection, the red dot was the polyp and the left area in the circle was all  removed, at least he doesn't have an appendix anymore.  ;-)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Update on Bob

Hello, everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning. We will miss going to church today and attending the farewell lunch for our pastor, Dr. Dub Oliver. But Bob continues to improve hourly and this morning after our first walk he "passed" another hurdle, he had a bowel movement. Please join us in a big "Hallelujah, Praise the Lord"! He can now start drinking liquids and soon will be eating again, and then get out of this hospital. He hasn't taken any morphine "hits" from the pump since 3:30 yesterday and though he feels some pain, he says he can deal with it.

Thanks to everyone for keeping Bob in your prayers.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Back from Ohio...should have stayed?

Things got very hectic after we got home from Wooster. I am just now catching up on emails. Bob and I got home Monday afternoon from Ohio. We went to work Tuesday, but Wednesday Bob had a colonoscopy scheduled recommended by our Dr. because Bob recently turned 55. So early Wednesday morning I took him to the clinic for the procedure. When the Dr came out and showed us a photo of a large polyp it came as a surprise but he said he had removed it and would send it to the pathology lab and have results next week. If there were any suspicious cells he would suggest that section be removed.

Bob was discharged and we went home, stopping by McD's for a breakfast sandwich. And then home for a nap. It went downhill after that. Bob couldn't get any relief from the bloating caused by the air they filled him with for the procedure. We called and they said walk around and lay on his left side. He couldn't stand the pain to lay on his left side but did walk a little. Then he sat in the recliner for a while. He called me over and said his neck felt funny when he ran his fingers over his skin it crackled like bubble wrap. Another call to the Dr and they wanted him to come in at 4. So back to the Dr office. A quick exam and the Dr asked which hospital we wanted to go to. Removing the polyp had perforated his colon. So over to the hospital for emergency surgery. He got out and into a room at 10 last night. This morning when the surgeon came in to answer questions he drew a picture of the colon and showed us that he removed over half of it!

Bob is doing really well for the type surgery he has been through. They told him tonight to use more of the morphine drip, he hasn't been pushing the button very often. He was able to get up three times today and walk a little more each time. We should get the pathology report tomorrow and the surgeon suspects it will be malignant. So we would appreciate everyone's prayers and good thoughts.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wool Show Winners

There were six ram fleeces entered
1st Place to Dave & Kim Day, Douglasville, PA
2nd Place to Joe Seavey, Canton, NY
3rd Place to Nancy Schmikdt, Collins, OH

Eleven ewe fleeces were shown
1st Place to Barbara Moore Kuller, Chapel Hill, NC
2nd Place to Laureen Howe, Wayland, NE
3rd Place to Barbara Moore Kuller, Chapel Hill, NC

Supreme Fleece to Dave & Kim Day for their ram fleece

Other entrants were Barbara Cassell, Linda Cook, Marg Finnegan, Sandra Rock.

Tunis Show Highlights

This was the first time the Tunis Association sponsored a fleece show at the Wooster show-sale. Here is a short video of the judge's comments on his placings of the ewe fleece class.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Llama shearing time

All four llamas have been sheared now. That should be a lot more comfortable for them. They are such funny animals.

They weren't amused by the whole procedure... here is "Spot" getting clipped this afternoon.

I think "Junior" looks cute in his llama-pajamas.

His sister "Blaze" was not at all happy. Below is a photo of her showing us what she is going to spit at us if we don't leave her alone. But she got over it real fast.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Well, kinda like a "grandbaby"

It's always nice to hear from our previous buyers. This came today:

I purchased Unicorners Mime in Rhyme from you several years ago. Just wanted to tell you that she is still here and we still love her. Mime had her first foal this year, a little filly that looks almost exactly like her mom! We couldn't be more pleased. I've attached a picture of them. Just wanted to say thanks again.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Donkey Show Today

We visited friends today at a donkey and mule show in Belton, Texas, about 4o miles south of us.

We enjoyed walking around and taking some photos. There were some beautiful long ears there.
But that braying! That must take some getting used to!

Bottle baby


Not a lot happening around the farm. I'm still bottle-feeding our last Tunis lamb. His mom just doesn't produce enough milk for him so we supplement him several times a day. We named him... Trouble.But isn't he adorable. It really is nice to have a bottle baby, and since he lives with his mom he isn't totally dependent on us.