Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What else? More Bella pics.....

Bella has two big brothers that live is tolerating her and the other thinks she's really cool! Our other Pyr, Cody, thinks she's a bit of a twit with her antics, but the BC thinks she's fine the way she is....."can we keep her Mom?" I'm going to try really hard to get some more sheepy pics tomorrow......but there may be a few more baby Bellas thrown in there, too! She's too darn cute! Maybe baby sheep AND baby Bella.....we'll see how THAT works!

Monday, June 28, 2010

She's Here!!!

Baby Bella has arrived safely in New Hampshire and is even more beautiful than I had hoped!
Brenda....thank you, thank you, thank you! I'll get some more pictures tomorrow when she's a little more rested and knows she doesn't have to get back in a car!

It feels like Christmas!!!

Well, today is the day I pick up Baby Bella, our new Pyrenees pup from Beechtree Farm in Michigan. Thank you so much, Brenda! Through the efforts of friends (some I've met and some I haven't), she will arrive in Massachusetts this afternoon where I will pick her up at Ridgeway Farm. Many thanks to everyone who helped work this out! I think Bella made some friends along the way, too, by the sounds of it! Tiffany's son, Robert, took very good care of Bella for the first leg of the trip and is already missing her!
Tiffany...I'll be sure to post some pictures when we get home from Shula's so he can see that she arrived safe and sound!
Sally...thanks for the sleep-over for Bella.
Shula....see you this afternoon!!! I can't wait to see some more pictures of your new ram! What a beauty!
Again, thanks to all, and Michelle....Beechtrees Bella Pastore thanks you for her name... :0)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What a face!

We will be welcoming this beautiful new Pyr pup to Kindred Spirit Farm next week! After many e-mails and "with a little help from my friends"....she will arrive on Monday afternoon from Michigan. Now for the next "problem"....names!!!! She is coming from Brenda Lelli's Beech Tree Farm and will carry the Beechtree prefix, but then what? We have tried to find a sheep related name (Beechtrees Ewe'R the One?) , but I guess I haven't found just the right name....YET! For some reason, I think her call name might be just keeps popping into my head....unless something better hits me. Any ideas out there??? I could be swayed.....Beechtrees Blew Bye Ewe? Beechtrees Ewe First? Come me out here!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Life IS good....

Now this obviously isn't a sheep.....and I know this is a blog about sheep, but it's also about Kindred Spirit Farm and what we hope to accomplish here....a certain way of life...of being. At this time in my life, I had hoped to be able to gear down a bit. Okay, well that's not happening! So everyday I try to find a few minutes of peace...a little oasis of time...and remind myself of my direction. Ken brought a certain kind of Zen here to Kindred Spirit Farm....he has taught me (okay I'm still learning) to calm myself and let things follow their path. I am my happiest, and probably my calmest, when I'm sitting in the pasture just watching the sheep....or sitting on the porch in my rocker and looking out at the mountains. Nature and animals in particular have always been what calms me.....hence Kindred Spirit Farm. It just expressed what I want in my life. We are Kindred Spirits here....Ken and I, the cats and dogs, the sheep, the woodsy creatures all around us. Kindred Spirits all....

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Where's Waldo???

The sheep were belly deep in new pasture yesterday and loving every minute of it! Of course there were alot of little lost lambs crying for Momma until they figured they better stay close...then things calmed down while they stuffed their faces. Funny but everyone was quiet in the barn last night, too....must have been full? This morning when Ken went down to open the gate, he had a regular conga line following him!

Photos for Kara...

Here are a couple of shots of Aberdeen....Asters ewe from last year. The closeup is fuzzy, but you can see the curl! Soft, too! She was shorn the end of February.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thanks Michelle!!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Funny....the Daisy IS my favortie flower! It's just so simple, yet, beautiful. Nothing fancy...just nice. You find them everywhere! I think I've been picking bouquets of daisies since I was a kid....and loving them.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Transport from Michigan?

Hello all...I'm trying to find transport for my new Pyr pup from Michigan. We live in New Hampshire, but wouldn't mind a rendezvous nearby....Vermont? Massachusetts? Eastern New York (near Vermont?) Maine? Any help would be greatly appreciated as we are having bad "CAR-ma" at the moment!! Vehicles are down for the count and needing some TLC. She is ready next week, but we are open for dates....not too far away, I hope. Thanks.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Mom followed us around this afternoon and took lots of are a few of them.

Colby and her ram...

Little Io....

Io is going to live with a 4-H'r and will be shown this summer....go Io!

Kiahs ram

Aster lamb

Mira's twin rams....

Plain brown wrapper....

Toots surprised us with this "flash".....from such a plain brown wrapper!

Asters Lamb

My computer is acting funky so I'm loading these one at a time....
I am keeping one of Asters lambs again this year. Last years ewe lamb is still BLACK with a gorgeous fleece. These guys look like they may go emsket.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Just came in from the barn....Aster had twins.....EWES!!!! Right now they look black...we'll see what happens. Pictures to follow tomorrow.

Summertime and the living is easy.......

Mimosa's little beauty...she is gorgeous....and sold. Can't keep them all.......

Kiah and her "favorite son"....she had twin rams and rejected one of them. He has been placed as a bottle baby...soon to be wether...and will be living with two other shetland lambs that they have purchased. This little guy, the favorite, is still here for sale....he's on "Hold" at the moment. He's very cute!! UPDATE: Kindred Spirit Northern Star is SOLD to the Fair family!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last but not least........

Aster is our hold out this year.....any day now I expect TWIN EWES!
Okay...please may I have twin ewes?

Colby came through with this RAM lamb....yup...another one! He will be for sale. We are tied at 6 and 6.

Late lambs....

Toots came through with these beautiful lambs on Monday afternoon...a ram (top photo) and a ewe in the bottom photo. No names have come to mind, yet. Any ideas? So far we have Nova, Io (one of Jupiters moons), Moon, Zubenelgenubi (sp?), Cassiopeia, and at this moment I can't even think of the others. I thought Orion might me nice for her ram, but nothing is hitting me for her ewe! NFS at this time....

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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!