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Photos from Family Forest Fest

Earlier this month, Leaping Lamb Farm played host to the delightful Family Forest Fest, with a record number of people on the farm at one time!

With the wildfires going on around Oregon, air quality around the state had been a bit dicey in the days leading up to this huge camp-out, but our gorgeous coastal range blessed us with clean air just in time, and gave some of our attendees a break from the smoke. We had a great time opening up the farm and sharing what we do here with everyone who came.

We wanted to share some photos with you! We can’t share all the amazing photographs taken over the weekend, but you can see LOTS more at the event’s Facebook page here: Family Forest Fest Oregon

Our first gallery comes to us courtesy of Deanna Curry at HeartBeat Photography. Thank you, Deanna!

  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | HeartBeat Photography

Our second gallery was shared with us by Laura Castro of Twig & Lens Photography. Thank you, Laura!

  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography
  • Family Forest Fest at Leaping Lamb Farm | Twig & Lens Photography

Thanks again to the organizers and all the attendees for a joyful weekend!

2015 Open Barn Dates Announced

2015 Open Barn Dates

We’re getting ready to host our third annual Open Barn Days at the farm! From 11am to 3pm on April 12th and April 19th, the public is welcome to visit our barn and see this year’s lambs, visit the other animals, and take a farm tour. Bring a picnic lunch and – if the weather is good – while away some time by the creek. If the weather’s bad, there’s always the hay loft!

This is a FREE event! Donations will be gratefully accepted to help defray costs. Look for the jar in the barn.

We’re trying to collect RSVPs, if possible, so that we can have an idea of how many people are planning to come. If you are on Facebook, you can visit one of the event pages and RSVP there. If you’re not on Facebook, a quick note to kate@leapinglambfarm.com with your RSVP would be most appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Visit our Rates & Directions page for directions to the farm.

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.

Photo Recap of Sleep with the Sheep – Part 2

As promised, here are some more photos from the Sleep with the Sheep campout we held here at the farm on August 10th! Thanks again to our wonderful guests for making this such a fun event to host.

A littlethunder and rain drove us all into the barn for a bit, where we played a few games.

A little thunder and rain drove us all into the barn for a bit, where we played a few games.

 

Good friend and Alsea librarian, Nancy Cooke, read some stories.

Good friend and Alsea librarian, Nancy Cooke, read some stories. 

 

Remember going somewhere as a kid and making a friend for the day?

Remember going somewhere as a kid and making a friend for the day?

 

What is it about a creek that kids love so much?

What is it about a creek that kids love so much?

 

Is it the splashing?

Is it the splashing?

 

Or the wading?

Or the wading?

 

Or digging into the mud?

Or digging into the mud?

We may never have all the answers, but it’s clear that the creek is a huge draw for kids! On Sunday morning, with help from one of the dads, the kids spent a couple of hours stripping bark from fallen branches, attaching twigs and leaves and fashioning little rafts to float in the water.

Good night, sheep!

Good night, sheep!

 

(Photos: Dennis Rivera)

Photo Recap of Sleep with the Sheep – Part 1

We had such a good time with our guests at the Sleep with the Sheep event! We are talking about the possibility of repeating it next year, with a few alterations to the schedule and perhaps the food — so stay tuned if you missed it this year. We’ll keep you posted!

Here are some photos from the weekend, with more to follow in a second post…

Our biggest attractions were the animals, and the creek. The guests loved feeding the sheep...

Our biggest attractions were the animals, and the creek. The guests loved feeding the sheep…

... and they loved feeding Paco. And Paco loved the attention, as you knew he would!

… and they loved feeding Paco. And Paco loved the attention, as you knew he would!

Paco said, on his Facebook page, that this was such a good day. He loves guests.

Tater and Moralecia were well behaved. Well, Tater did decide to open a gate that night, but he didn't get ALL the way out. And not into the barn, thank goodness.

Tater and Moralecia were well behaved. Well, Tater did decide to open a gate that night, but he didn’t get ALL the way out. And not into the barn, thank goodness.

 

Boots the lamb came out to sit on some laps. This guest had the most wonderful dress - with chickens on it!

Boots the lamb came out to sit on some laps. This guest had the most wonderful dress – with chickens on it!

 

We learned about keeping gates open or closed. (The rule is, leave them how you found them!)

We learned about keeping gates open or closed. (The rule is, leave them how you found them!)

 

We also played games...

We also played games…

 

... and played in the creek for a long time!

… and played in the creek for a long time!

We’ll have more photos up soon!

 

 (Photos: Dennis Rivera)