We hope your Christmas Day was warm and bright, whether you spent it unwrapping presents with family, or eating Chinese and seeing The Hobbit!
For our Christmas Day, the sheep were feeling in a giving mood, so they led us on a merry adventure by getting loose and running off down the road. Then they got ‘lost’, and we had to help remind them how to get back to the pasture. On the way, Eureka’s will to live flagged (it’s a long way from the end of the road back to the barn!), and I got the chance to get this shot of her, giving up, lying in a mud puddle in the snow, while Thaddeus looked on in amusement.
We did finally get the ladies back to the barn, slightly more soggy than when they left it, and made our way to our own Christmas Day events.
Talina left Oregon for a two week trip to Nicaragua yesterday morning, so it was only appropriate that I wake up to snow today. In the year we’ve lived here, the only time it’s snowed is when Talina is not in the state!
I figured it would be a short morning snow and transition to rain later, so I went ahead and moved the sheep to the north pasture.
A few hours later it was still snowing and they decided they were sick of it… so they let themselves out and came back to the barn. So precocious. At that point, I realized this was probably an entire days worth of snow, and went out to feed hay to everyone else who clearly wasn’t going to bother leaving the shelter of the barn in the first place.
Yes, you, lazy goats.
I’ve spent all day inside, watching the snow transition briefly into rain and then back to snow. Good thing I’d already planned to spend today doing nothing but recovering from my hectic work week! But we have chores to do tomorrow…