Thursday, 23 November 2017

After Ophelia

Last month Hurricane Ophelia passed over Ireland. By the time it reached us it was no longer a hurricane, but it still was very, very windy. A day after it ended, the morning light was very pretty so I went out to photograph the pet sheep. As usual they came running over to greet me.


Even the newbies, Morag and Mabel.





As usual Bob took his time.



Penny went straight to her favourite place to stand, beside the gate.


Morag:


Mabel:


Mabel and Morag - especially Morag - have befriended Margo.


Millie is huge!


Even little Morag had survived the storm with no problem.


Anita:


Rosie:


Morag started to feel a little nervous in my presence so she went and stood in the hedge.




You could see the breath in the air.




Millie:


Audrey:


Mabel:


Rosie:



A couple of photos to illustrate just how small Morag is:



Mabel was carrying a leaf with her on this morning.


Audrey:


Penny chewing her cud in her favourite spot:



Cud chewing at the gate completed, the flock moved out to the field. Another Morag size comparison:


Maggie following the trail:


Bob having a lie down:


Millie:


Mabel doing some posing:


This is Blue Belle's favourite spot. From here she can see the yard and watch the cars coming and going.



Bob does a lot of chillin'.


Margo making the most of the morning grass:



Anita and Blue Belle had the same idea:

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Calendar 2018



I've been making calendars for family and friends for a few years now, but this is the first time that I have them up for sale. Demand for them has gotten so high that I can't afford to buy them for everyone anymore, so I made this decision to make this year's available for everyone:


I've picked twelve of my favourites from the past year, and included as many of the famous faces as I could! I think these would make an ideal Christmas gift!

Other products are available in the Farm Shop.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Please Vote for Jess (Again)!

Thanks to all of your votes Jess has made it to the final round of voting in the Handsomedogs Photography contest, but she needs your votes - again!


If you can spare a moment, a vote for Jess would be much appreciated - it's only two clicks and takes no time at all.


Thank you!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

There's a Sheep in the Kitchen

Joan was over for a visit so of course she had to see Bob - by whatever means necessary. She didn't have time to walk to the field so while she was busy cutting my mum's hair I sneaked off and fetched Bob. I was just going to bring him to the door but then I had the idea of bringing him inside - only if he wanted to, of course, as he'd never been inside the house before.

Turns out I needn't have worried. He made himself right at home.


So huggable and soft.


And I will leave you with that glorious happy tail wiggle on repeat.


(And thank you to everyone who voted for Jess in the competition. She came third in that round and I hope that it was enough to get her through to the next one. Time will tell!)

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Please Vote for Jess!


This photo of Jess has reached the first round of voting in the Handsomedogs photography contest!

You can view the other photos in this round here, and please vote for Jess here. It only takes a moment and no registration is required.

Thank you!