Sheep, Dogs and Iowa

Sister lives in the midst of Iowa’s rolling hills and corn fields on a little sheep farm.  K and Sister raise and sell show lambs.  You can visit their website here.

These are replacement ewes that will lamb next spring. 

Friday evening Sister and I refilled her stash of straw bales in the lambing barn.  While unloading and stacking bales the ewes gently nibbled on the straw we bedded them with.  Between the soft lighting and quite barn activity I snapped a few shots of the heavy pregnant ewes. 

All the extra excitement of visitors left Penny wiped out by the end of the day.  It’s hard work to play and try to keep up with long legged dogs.

Molly, on the other hand, has too many things to check out.   She is not one to sit still very long.  Molly always has fun “helping” with sheep chores!

Friday we went out for a casual hamburger at the bowling alley.  Can’t complain too much when eating some of the best corn fed beef Iowa has to offer! 

It’s amazing how fast life returns to the regularly scheduled program of daily activities. 

I hope to get some baking done this week.  I am running low on muffins and have a few recipes marked in the cookbook I won from Katie at Pinke Post.  

Only time will tell what else I might find myself occpied with for the remainder of the week.

Linking up with The Wife of a Dairyman for Thankful Thursday.

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2 Responses to Sheep, Dogs and Iowa

  1. Candy C. says:

    What beautiful sheepies and I love that picture of Penny sneaking under the fence while the other two watch! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      I took lots of pictures of Penny licking the noses of the ewes too. They came out blurry. At least it was fun to watch. No doggie face licking though!

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