farm life

It’s Shearing Season at Lazy O Ranch

January 27, 2018

It’s Shearing Season at Lazy O Ranch January marks the month that we, or should I say I, start shearing my crew.  I am definitely not your regular zip-zip-zip sheep shearer.  I am the one who can do 4 in an hour and need to take a couple of days off.  Shearing 4 sheep in […]

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Let Our Homesteading Year Begin

January 5, 2018

Let Our Homesteading Year Begin The beginning of our new year marked the time when we start planning for the upcoming seasons.    If you are a mom, you plan for colds and getting all the remedies around to keep your family healthy.   If you are a sheep farmer, you plan for shearing, lambing, health maintenance and […]

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The Rush of The Golden Hour

September 1, 2017

It’s so difficult to capture true colors of beautiful yarn. The best way to try is to seize the golden hour times during the day. It’s those moments where the sun’s light is perfect for taking pictures. Our open back porch is the perfect place to grab the sun’s rays.  I am normally greeted by […]

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Coopworth: Our Sheep of many Colors

August 23, 2017

Coopworth: Our Sheep of Many Colors It’s amazing what you can learn from sheep.  I have seen mother’s adopt other babies.  I have seen mother’s put their frisky lambs in place.  I have also seen their social interactions.  You can see best friends stick together and enemies steer clear of each other.   You can tell who leads and who the last one is […]

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Reflections from a Sheep Farmer

January 25, 2017

  It is a beautiful snowy morning here on the mountain. The horses are chasing each other around  the mountainside. My youngest son is making snow angels in the yard, and my daughter is playing ball with our dog, Nellie, who is leaping through the snow trying to find it. My life is at it’s most perfect […]

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