Saturday, September 29, 2012

wool and dust

Wool and dust.

It is a beautiful thing to be so close to the lambs.  They are simply the sweetest things to watch.  Most still have those cute little faces and they are still small enough to move if they are standing on your toes (yes, that happens).  They will make a their soft lamb noises (sounds a bit like a broken lawn mower) and when they get nervous they all snuggle up -- so adorable.  

These came off the mountain (from their long summer camp) and were being unloaded from a large trailer truck.  It took a couple hours to get them all out.  Some just didn't want the ride to end?

Luis coaxing the lambs with a leader sheep. Sometimes it worked...sometimes it didn't. 

The sorting and branding start this week.  These sweet lambs are just the start of things to come~ the rest of the herd of ewes and lambs are on their way this week, too.

Wool and dust.

How is it that a girl like me could get so wrapped up in this mess, of wool and dust, and have such a beaming grin?  I am totally at home here.  I feel as though my heart knows this place and loves it.  I can't help but pinch myself every time I get the call to come work with the sheep.  It is literally a soft-spot for me, and it is one that I cherish this time of year. They are my fall friends.  

Plus~ grit, spit and never-ending adventure -- how can it get better than that?   

In the blessed barnyard,


  1. Mary Mary had a lamb it's fleece was white as snow.. Wherever Mary went the lamb was sure to go..
    I love baby lambs they are so cute...Jesus loves us too and takes care of all of us..Luis coaxing the sheep to come reminds me how God is coaxing us to come to him. I love your blog.. I think I spent 2 hours reading all of your past posts.. I had such a great time~! You are so creative and it just inspires me~! I did go out and buy me some supplies and found a book that I don't read anymore and I"M ready to journal... Thanks be to God for your blog.. ta ta for now from Iowa:)

  2. grit, spit and never-ending adventure...can i jump into your life just for one day?? love these little peeks. so glad fall has found you full and overflowing.

  3. OMGosh I just hang on every post - this is such a new world to me and I love it. I am a lunatic about animals and sheep are my new love thanks to you. Hope the branding doesn't hurt them - I winced. you just use them for the wool and then send them back out there? I can't wait for the next class - I'm all signed up and ready but my drawings aren't as cute as I'd hoped so I'm ready to do it again and hopefully improve ;-) I bought a new camera but don't have the faintest idea what to do with it (F stops, shutter speeds, ISO? ugh) such a huge learning curve. I hope you know how important your blog is to us, wish I lived closer and could share a cup and tea and a prayer ! Thanks again for the blessings.

  4. Such a great post! We had calves/cattle all the years our kids were at home. Nothing like working day in and day out with DH! Now we are in the middle of harvest and we LOVE bringing in the crops together. Dusty and tired...great days!


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