Wednesday, November 17, 2010

On Their Way Home

First thing this morning, Rice and Barley's owners came by to pick them up.  Michael helped hold the boys in the back of the truck for the ride home.  We're always happy to help out some wayward sheep!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Two Visitors

When Anna checked on the animals this morning after her shower, the chickens were all hiding in the coop and the sheep were clearly stressed about something...

Some people get stray dogs and cats hanging around their houses. This morning, we got two stray sheep!  The white one was butting the fence, trying to get in with our sheep, who were not too happy with that idea.  

We are temporarily postponing out trip to Historic Deerfield, and are keeping the sheep happy with plenty of hay while we try to find their owner.  We'll see how this all turns out, but I think Anna is secretly hoping that we have acquired two new sheep!  They are adorable and seem very nice, and they are certainly smart since they came to the right place!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Deep in the Activities of Life...

holiday decorating...ballet every day...making pies...planting next year's perennials in the holding bed...needle felting...colonial study and baking johnny-cake for breakfast...sewing sachets...dealing with naughty sheep...knitting and re-knitting slippers (don't ask)...nature study...Nutcracker rehearsals for 2 different Nutcrackers...processing and freezing pumpkin and kale...helping a chickadee out of the house...researching 17th century Massachusetts houses...dressing up the Tiger...lots of math with Daddy...tutu making (with help from the Tiger)...researching cob ovens (a project for the spring)...scientific method and well-documented experiments...planning a trip to Historic Deerfield for next Tuesday...

We always feel so busy each week.  Listing some of the things we do helps remind us that we actually get a lot accomplished.  (Notice how I didn't list work or doing the dishes.  I have my priorities!)  Have a good weekend!