I often am asked which animal is my favorite...
which is like asking a mother which child is her favorite.
It's impossible to place a comparative value on my animals.
I love them all and cannot imagine life without any of them!
And that is the double edged sword of having this farm.
Sadly, I know that at some point in the future,
I will face saying goodbye to each and every one of them.
(Just one more reason why it is important to enjoy every day with them,
and spoil the heck out of them!)
There is a good chance, however, that my donkeys may out-live me.
They typically live about 50 years.
And although I am planning on living past 100, there is always the possibility that I won't.
In which case they are passed down to my children.
(And because I know you, dear kids, are reading this....
be prepared to love two baggy, saggy old donkeys some day!)
But enough of that!
Yesterday's piggyback post was cuteness overload and incomplete.
Bobby and I had also spent a little time with the sheep that day.
This was his first encounter with Grace, Faith and Hope...
and it went quite well.
Sheep are curious, but passive and benign.
They sniffed Bobby from head to toe,
before returning to their previously scheduled activity (grazing).
We have entered our Ladybug season here on the farm.
Every autumn, the ladybugs come out of the woods seeking the afternoon warmth of the barn and surrounding buildings.
I've been finding them in my hair, clothes and decorating piles of horse manure!
The shorter days and longer evenings are giving me a chance to get some knitting done.
I've wanted to share my last few projects with you, however they are Christmas presents,
so sharing will have to wait a while.
I'm in the process of finishing this pair of fingerless mitts.
I knitted them with scrap yarn and then decided they would be
even better embellished.
In order to embroider on them, I placed a long skinny olive jar inside the mitt.
This gave me a solid surface to sew on and prevented me from sewing the front to the back!
PS...we are having another wedding event this weekend here at the farm.
Details on Monday!