Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The gardens look a little more "wild and woolly" this time of year. The bee balm and the cone flower are can hardly see the cherry tree in there! I know I should put some order in my little piece of Heaven, but I really like the "wildness"! It feels like this is what God intended....let the birds have the seed heads in the Fall and let them spread the flowers where they may.....Mother Nature at her best. I just don't have the heart to pull up those volunteer plants that come up in the Spring...they fight hard for their place in the rich soil....why should I pull them up? Hence my "wild" flowers....I love them!
I guess I'm a little like that, myself....I fought hard to become"me"......a little "wild".

Monday, August 17, 2009

Kindred Spirit Duncan aka Mr's good being King. Doesn't he have quite the look? He was the last ram lamb born this year, but he certainly isn't afraid to let the girls know he's ready, willing and able....for now he just struts his stuff!
This weekend went by way too fast....shouldn't we have three day weekends? All in favor....?
I've been lazy about getting out and getting was just too hot this weekend. Tomorrow is supposed to be our warmest day so far this summer.....kind of nice after all of the rain we had for most of June and July! I have to admit...I prefer sunny, 70-75 degrees with a nice breeze! I'm looking forward to know, Indian Summer! It's the best! are a few pictures...I promise to be better this week! For now....have a great week everyone!
Trying to get some pickles and jams done before summer is over!! Right now there is more clutter in the cabinet than "goodies". I did manage to get a few jars of blackberry jam done on Sunday....with many more berries still waiting!

Geese out for a stroll...heading to the wading pool.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Thought I would just go ahead and post a few photos.....hope you enjoy them.

Front porch....

Okay...take away the awful glare in her eyes from the camera.....
let me introduce you to Dragonmist Kindred Sprirt..better known as Bridie, our Irish Wofhound.

Pippin and her brother, Thistle.....

Cappuchino...outstanding in her field...hahahahah!
Couldn't resist...the setting was just too perfect not to use THAT line!

Colby...still a little bit shy, but she's very sweet. Gorgeous fleece!

This is of my favorite girls.

Sweet little Nettle.......

Trinket scratching a bug bite....or looking for some good clover??

Painted Knoll Mimosa

Monday, August 10, 2009

ONIM......Oh No, It's Monday.....I'm starting my own acronym!
The weekend went waaaaaaaaaay too fast! Did we even have one...oh ya, we sat on the picnic bench and adirondack chairs for a minute to watch Luke playing in the grass. We didn't kayak....who wants to fight with the tourists who are up in their pontoon boats?
I'm still trying to catch up on some sleep after we had a visit from the fox a couple of nights ago! He didn't get the Guinea hen, but was VERY persistent and kept running back to try to get a hen who was roosting in the barn with the sheep. The sheep weren't particularly disturbed by all of this...guess he's been around before! Ken and I were up at 4 o'clock on Friday morning and I had hoped to catch up on some sleep and just relax a little this just didn't happen! A 12 week old pup has a very small bladder...Luke is usually up by 5:00 am and of course that means all of the other dogs wake up, too! I think I'll be in bed early tonight.....

Friday, August 7, 2009

TGIF!!! I want to get some gardening done this weekend, but want to take a day for kayaking, too! So much to do.....we should get some fencing done...put up a ram shed....mow where the sheep can't "mow".....Ken has to fix the roof on his shop....phew!!! The summer is quickly fading!! This morning it was 51 degrees here! It actually felt pretty good, humidity and crisp. Good weather for working outside. BUT.....I hear the loons calling and the kayaks beckon.....

On of the benefits of "quiet boating", aka're close to Nature, not speeding by it!

Duck on log at Squaw Cove on Squam Lake

Luke and Mrs Wilson already have their place staked out on the couch....
Luke says..."Can't we just watch some old Lassie movies, guys? It's been a long week!"

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

"Hi's me again, Luke. This place is GREAT!
They have woolies here and cats to chase and we even go on the water. My people float on the water in something called a kayak and I get to go, too! It's not as much fun as chasing the cats, but it's a nice way to spend a hot day. Maybe tomorrow I'll try something called....swimming."

Nettle with her new "haircut"....she's a little cutie.
Have you ever seen a donkey who likes to get her "back scratched"? This is a normal happening at our house!!! Emma will walk to the rock pile and let the goats hop on!! Must be those deer fly bites....."a little to the right, Stella. Ahhhhhhh."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Today started off with putting up the fence netting on the lawn and getting two of the sheep and the llama sheared and got much better from there! With all of this rain we haven't had a chance to relax and go kayaking!!!
Today the sun was shining.....

Mimosa and Nettle
BEFORE and.....
the "wooly mammoths" finally got sheared this morning! They HAVE to feel better!
Kind of stinks to have to shear them this late, but they came in dire need of a "haircut"...what are ya going to do?
Ken mowed the lawn before we went kayaking today.....with a little help from his friends. As he said this morning.....what better way to conserve on fuel??
What better way to spend a nice sunny day than kayaking "On Golden Pond"? Well, Luke came with Ken and I and this is where he decided he wanted to lay down for the first part of the paddle. Notice he DID have his leash on!! After a bit he came back down in the kayak and slept for the rest of the trip. Good boy!

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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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