Thursday, July 30, 2009

A beautiful way to end the day....

I enjoy my daylilies.....all different colors and styles. One of my favorites, an icy yellow variety, was from my grandmothers garden. I have shared them, as they have multipied over the years, with many of my friends. Quite a few years ago, a woman in town was thinning out her perennials and kindly started me on my journey into gardening. I have always tried to pass along her gift.

My gardens are a bit on the wild side....I like them that way!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

He plays hard....

He sleeps even harder! name is Luke. I just got to NH on Saturday and I LOVE this place! They have sheep here and lots of room to run! I think I'll stay a while and check things out....maybe they'll get some ducks for me to practice on until I'm big enough to herd the woolies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pippin peeking in the puckerbrush...

Tansey and Duncan enjoying a snack before bedtime....
Welcome Painted Knoll Mimosa! She looks rather like a wooly mammoth doesn't she? We just recently picked up Mimosa and her buddy Nettle from a family that had "out grown" grow up and sometimes lose interest! Well, she's beautiful and is a welcome addition here! It was hard to get a picture of Nettle....she kept running up to me...she thought I had animal crackers! I'll try again tomorrow....if it's NOT RAINING! I'm beginning to think this must be what Seattle feels like! Do you suppose?? It certainly doesn't feel like July in New England!!

Thistles fleece......beautiful!!
This is Kindred Spirit Farm Thistle.....I think he's staying for a while!!! Love his fleece....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's been a while since I've posted!!! We are now back to some semblance of normal....well, relatively speaking.....what's YOUR normal?? Our grandkids and kids have all returned to their homes (California and Virginia)...way too far away! It was great visiting with everyone, but it's nice to have some time for just the two of us!
We still have alot of fencing and other jobs to get done before winter. "Winter"....that should be a four letter word!!! Hay will be the next thing on the much and where to put it all!!! Then we have to get the firewood stacked....lots of stacking! Another big project is getting the rams squared away....far away! This year we are going to have "stalag 13"!! Hopefully they will be moved "out of sight, out of mind" another part of the property! Last year, dear "Booger"about destroyed part of the barn wall just trying to get to "his girls". His son Mocha is a nice mellow fellow and doesn't seem to be as "determined" as his dad, but we'll see what October/November brings! We will be using some new young rams, also, this year. Now the fun begins....breeding groups...who will be bred to whom....and how many times will I change my mind???

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Okay....I finally gave up! I'm just getting a little tired of being the sheep dog, that's all! Luke will be here July 25th and with patience, training and a little luck.....we will have this new guy to help us out! Mighty cute, isn't he?
"Mimi look! There's a kitten in here!"
This is the reason that I've been "quiet" on here son and his family are here from California and it's much more fun playing with the kids! Eliot enjoys the kitten, Andrew can't tear himself away from ANYTHING (chickens, goats, sheep) and Diego is enjoying his time in the hammock with a really, good book...or the snakes in Ken's vegetable garden!
The three musketeers! Xander, Colby and the farm. This was their first day Colby has buddied up with Kiah and her lamb, Bonnie and Tucker and Xander are cruising the flock.

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Ken and I live on a small farm in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire in an area surrounded by lakes and mountains. We have 30 Shetland sheep , 2 llamas...Sam and Tim, 3 dogs, 40+ chickens and an assortment of ducks, geese and guinea hens. Life is sometimes hectic, but always good at Kindred Spirit Farm!


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