Dog days of summer….it’s hot.

The lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us and I see no relief in sight from this heat wave we are having. I am so thankful for the blessings of air conditioning in the house and fans in the barn.

Even Willow is too hot to play.  Now that’s hot.Image


Bella before and after….


Bella and Kandle, before…



Bella and Kandle, after…

My post of Bella’s shearing seems so very unimportant, now.  I just turned on the news and learned of the massive tornado.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Oklahoma. I just heard that there was a horse farm hit.  100 horses are dead.  Enough said.




Soft head











Sheep shearer Mr. Bob Taylor

Spring on Aullwood Farm…

I volunteer at a local working, teaching farm called Aullwood.  It’s spring and that means many of the animals are  soon to give birth for the annual Baby Fest in May.  The farm is home to sheep, cattle, goats, horses, chickens, pigs, barn cats and bunnies.  I captured a moment with the mom to be cows and sheep who are due to give birth very soon….. and my conversation with a pig. Image

Sheep at Aullwood Farm Talking to a pig at Aullwood Farm

#77 (Bella) arrived on Wednesday!

Bella, the mother sheep from the working children’s farm where I volunteer, who is no longer well enough to give birth, is now here with us at IMG_4727Gingerbread Farm, her forever home. She is adjusting well and is enjoying her new friends Flynn and Sugar, the mini horses.  She likes it when I whistle. Welcome Bella!