Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Unsung Heros at OK Acres

Bianca, our teenage Maremma in with the rams
 Bianca has been frustrating and amazing all wrapped up into one dog.   She is coming along nicely and since she's been in with the rams, she seems to fallen in love with her "charges".  We still have a few isolated instances of play chase games with her, but those are few and far between.

John.......our geriatric Maremma  (he's earned the right to relax)
 John is sneaking up on 12 years old now and his joints keep him from running and playing much. John is scared to death of thunder, and will hole up in the shed until the rumbling has stopped, but he's a kind hearted soul that is a fierce protector of his charges. He came to us when he was 9, but we've sure grown to love him. 

Sitting on the truck bed: Jeff aka Mucke, Mike, my husband,  Standing: Young helpers Clayton and Cole

 My husband is a ifs, and or buts about it.  He supports and encourages me in everything I do.  His tireless devotion to my happiness has given me all I need to flourish and enjoy my varied hobbies.  Mucket lets me steal Terri and his boys to come help me and is an awesome guy that is generous to a fault.  Cole and Clayton are always helping us do something, rounding up sheep, vaccinating, worming, sorting out lambs, shearing, rooing etc.  They even come to help with hay!!! sheepy helper.  She has come to my rescue a lot lately.  She's building me some pretty cool planters here.
Terri helps me so much with the sheep that I've lost track of how many times she helped me now.  She has been my rooing partner this spring and I know I could not have gotten that many sheep done without her help.  She, along with Clayton and Cole help with my sheep round ups and treatments on a regular basis. 

Tada.....plants on a stick.  Thank you Terri.
And here is a gift from Terri....she got all these pots, plants and dirt and made me (as Senior Jalapeno  would say) Flowers on Steeck.  (misspelling intended)

Thank you to you guys for all you do. 

1 comment:

He who angers you, controls you.

And my favorite.......You can't control what others say or do, but you can control your reaction.

Mike and I

Mike and I
Mike and I at Nick and Emily's wedding

Raised beds & chickens coops

Raised beds & chickens coops
Can't wait for this stuff to actually be food....