Monday, May 11, 2015

Moving Day

It was a big weekend for Gracie and the twins, as well as Ginger and MaryAnn.

Gracie and the girls spent their first day in their new enclosure...
as neighbors to the pigs.

With dogs safely and temporarily stowed behind the garden fence...
I worried that three dogs trying to play with lambs might lead to bedlam...


I headed down the drive from the barn to their enclosure with a halter and lead on Gracie.


The twins followed along...
what a big adventure!


We trekked the 130 yards down the driveway without incident.


Once inside the yard, Amanda closed the gate and Gracie was let loose.


Off they went exploring.


What fun...lots of room to run and play and lots of areas to explore.


The twins were particularly interested in climbing trees.


Ginger and MaryAnn were intrigued with their new neighbors,
and spent most of the day at the fence.


A few times they got close enough to enjoy a nice visit over the fence.

And then MaryAnn made a discovery...
she LOVES Ritz crackers!
Ginger... not so much.


At the end of the day, with crackers in hand,  I called to Grace.


All three girls came running...


right to me...


Crackers were given as reward, and back to the barn we walked.
For now, they are spending their nights in the barn...
that gives me a little better access to the lambs....for the purpose of socialization.


Sunday was a repeat of Saturday...and all was well with the sheep.

I spent the weekend gardening and watering...


another week and everything should be planted.
If you'd like, I'll do a video tour of the gardens at some point.

14 comments:

Portia said...

Video tour of the gardens would be lovely...how about one now and then again at the height of their summer glory?

Patsy from Illinois said...

Yes, video tour please! Love the new sheep. Just what you needed.

Missy George said...

Wow! The power of Ritz! Looks like everything went smoothly. Love your outfits. A very successful weekend for sure!

Anonymous said...

Tour=yes please! TerriC

daisy g said...

What a fun day! Looks like they feel right at home already.

Please, please, please do a video! I can't wait to see everything growing there, especially since our gardens are winding down for the season.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love the look on the dogs faces. this is working out perfectly isn't it? i would love to see a video tour!

Lady Jane said...

Loved your pics. Love the twins. They are soooo adorable. Yes, please, would love to see a video of your gardens, I love those coveralls, I want to make a pair. Your jumper looks comfortable also. I need to start sewing me some work clothes for outside.

Kathy said...

That looks like such a nice location for their permanent home.....and such friendly neighbors! Would love to see a video of your gardens. Please do!

Carla said...

What I noticed first was how very pretty you are in your overalls and then your purple dress. How can one look so lovely whilst working on a farm?
I'm so glad that Grace is being cooperative and helping her girls learn the ropes on how to become good sheep.

Laura Franken Sudderth said...

This was such a great post. Those babies crack me up! But what really put a smile on my face was Maryann loving the ritz and Ginger...not so much. Pigs are so very smart, they know what they like and don't like! Please, a video or a drone video! of your property and gardens.

Kim said...

Ok, I just have to know... Did you sew those cute floral patches on your overalls? I bet you did. Those are too cute!

An American in Tokyo said...

Yes, video tour please!!

Lynne said...

Love visiting you . . . The lambs are adorable, mom is very special too . . .
I'd love a video!

Deb said...

Oh, how sweet was this. Love those little lambs.

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