Scenes from around the farm – Winter 2014/2015

Scenes from Leaping Lamb Farm

Scenes from Leaping Lamb Farm

Saying Goodbye to Two Old Friends

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We had a couple of hard losses on the farm this summer. Tom, our 7 year old Heritage Bronze turkey was starting to decline and he finally reached a point where his quality of life just didn’t overcome his problems any longer. He had a good run, at 7 years old!

Sadly, Goose had such a strong bond with Tom, and we think he was brokenhearted. He followed his best buddy to barnyard heaven a week later, at over 30 years of age.

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Tom and Goose

We will miss these two irascible characters. Farewell, feathered friends…. may there be nothing but sunny pasture wherever you are!

All photographs courtesy Christopher Germano.

Breaking In – A Story with Pictures

I arrive at the farm and head out to the garden to catch some of that lovely September morning light.

A September morning in the LLF garden.

I hear a noise… oh, the rams are at the gate, trying to get at the purple grapes. Hi rams!

Hi rams!

Wait a minute…

Wait a minute...

WAIT… WHAT…

Wait...

WHAT.

Ear tags: Left for Ladies!

Not. A. Ram.

So… there may be a lamb or two in January. Stay tuned.

 

Leaping Lamb Farm video on Visit Corvallis

We recently worked with Silverman Studios to create a video for the Visit Corvallis website. Here’s the finished result!

Thanks to our guests that day for being good sports and appearing on camera, and thanks to Visit Corvallis for arranging the video!

Vistas & Vineyards – Artists on Location

Last week we played host to the artists of Vistas & Vineyards – Artists on Location, a local group that meets weekly to paint “en plein aire” at sites around the Willamette Valley and nearby areas.

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The day did not seem to be ideal – it was gray, rainy, and cold! The artists took up spots around the farm that kept them (mostly) under cover.

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After a few hours, they gathered in the barn to have lunch and review all the work that had been done during the morning.

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Because they were having lunch… guess who had to be put into an empty stall for a little while?

Yep, Mr. Gillie “I’ll take that sandwich, thanks” Jones. He kept the recent sheared fleeces company for about 20 minutes or so. He’s a GOOD BOY. (He wanted me to tell you that.)

Below are some photographs of the pieces as they were that afternoon. Some were still in progress, some mostly finished. None of them are done justice by my photography!

I don’t have the artists names who created these, but we’re working on getting them, so I’ll update the post as soon as I have more info. I also didn’t manage to catch photos of all the pieces, unfortunately!

Click on the thumbnails to see more detail:

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Artist: Tom Allen

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Keep up with Vistas & Vineyards via their Facebook page, or website. Many of them will be showing artwork at a show at LaSells Stewart Center later in the year, and will participate in the Clothesline Sale of Art in Corvallis in August.

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