Monday, August 01, 2011

Making Changes

This is a mixed up jumble of stuff.    Since early May I have had on my "wrecking hat".    I moved our bedroom and back room into the other rooms of the house.   We sleep in the dining room.   Then, I gutted those two rooms.    They were a big bedroom that you entered from the dining room and beyond that a small room with a closet.    The closet was added later.    From the bedroom you could go outside to the dog yard.   BUT........someone in their great wisdon decided to "enclose" that, and I use that term loosely.   It leaked and was just a "rat trap".   The two rooms are gutted except for the studding between the bedroom and the back room and the built in "wardrobe" which I may tackle when I don't feel like I have been run over by a Mac truck.

Yesterday I sheared two sheep.   YAHOO!!!!!    When my shearer gave me insufficieint notice that he was coming the day after tomorrow, two sheep could not be "rounded up".   I finally got them caught and put into the barn with my new sheep before all the hot weather came.   Since the barn is below ground level on one side, it is cooler than baking out in the ewe pasture.   The shearing job stinks, but it is done.    Although it hurts today, all the girls are outside today.    I am inside licking my wounds.  The tumble I took when we were just about to the sheep shed, really left me with some aches and pains, but they will go away.     

 This is wooly girl number one, Ami.   She just looks bumpy from the front, but funnier from the side.  Her daughter Lucy is guarding the pumpkin plant.    The result of feeding pumpkins in the fall.
 This is ex-wooly number two.   You really can't see how bad her tummy looks, but there is no comparison to how she looked when I got her into the barn before all this heat happened.
 This picture is for Becky.   These are the two ewes that I bought from her.    They seem to be fitting in quite well.    They don't cuddle up with anyone, but there is not much chasing anymore.  They are still happy to see me, particularly Darla.    I love how dark her wool is compared with the others.
 This is my lastest project.    The porch/ enclosed room in the background is now gone.    I got tired of it.    I am real good at demo.    Behind the window on the left is just the shell of that whole addition.   It was a bedroom and small attached room.   ( who knows what was supposed to be.)    It will become the master bedroom and master bath................whenever.
Removing that "room/enclosed porch" brought tons more light into the house.   It also made just one door to open to let the dogs out their yard.    I have done all that I can do.    Now it just needs a little time from the "master carpenter".   I have my rocker out there, and I have put in my wish for a nice chunk of weather so that I can sit and relax in my back yard with my doggies.

(This picture was the first one on this blog entry, but I touched the wrong button and lost it.)     This is the new sheep from Juliann.   She is real unfriendly, but somewhat better since she had the two wooly girls in with her in the barn.    Today is actually her first day outside.    I kept her inside hoping she would warm up to me, but that sure didn't happen.

Just thinking,   I now have sheep from Nancy K, Tammy Mulder, Stephen, Karen Valley, Juliann Budde, and Becky Utecht.  There are 20 sheep now.    That should be a pretty good foundation.    I will use the ram from Karen and a ram out of Tammy's ewe next fall on the ewes from Juliann and Becky.    Hopefully next spring I will have some lambs again.