Monday, October 20, 2008

Sweet Emma

I haven't written about Emma in a while so here are some pictures of my sweet little lamb....

Her curly locks are quite long so I've arranged to have her sheared on November 1st. If it's too cold afterward, I'll put a sweatshirt or a little sheep coat on her until her fleece starts to grow again. She is so friendly when I am around and she loves lots of attention ( but she is shy around people she doesn't know and usually runs away). Sometimes when I bend down to scratch her back, she will lick my chin! Sweet little lambie kisses!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall in Michigan

Ah, fall in Michigan....there is no better place to be at this time of year! This is the view from my animal pens. What a beautiful and peaceful place to be in the evening when the air is cool and the setting sun makes the colors look so vibrant.
Last night when I went out to feed the goats, I discovered a little visitor not far away. The deer was not afraid of me. Five more deer stepped out from the trees later in the darkening twilight. Even though we see deer quite frequently, I am always amazed at their grace and beauty.
We're shearing goats today! They seem so happy to be free from their long woolen coats. But it won't take long before they're growing more mohair for next spring.
Enjoy the fall colors...where ever you are!