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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)

Sleep with the Sheep: A campout at Leaping Lamb Farm

 

UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!
~ Thank You ~

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We have something special planned this August — a campout under the stars at Leaping Lamb Farm!

We are inviting families to come out the farm with their camping gear and spend the night on Saturday, August 10th. We’ll have farm tours, lawn games, creek play, story-telling and songs by the campfire. Enjoy a cookout dinner with s’mores for dessert, and a pancake breakfast in the morning!

See the sheep, horses, and donkey up close… Paco might even pose for some pictures. Oh, who are we kidding, of course he will!

Tickets to this special event are $60 for two people, and $10 for each additional person (ages 2 and under, free). Space is limited, so they will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the green “buy now” button, or follow this link, and select the Sleep with the Sheep event tickets. (Make sure you click “add” on the $10 for each additional person in your party.)

Read on for our schedule and menu! *

Saturday, August 10th 

  • Guests arrive at the farm between Noon and 3:00 pm and set up their tents.
  • Explore the farm and play.
  • Cookout between 5:30 – 7:00 pm, featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled corn on the cob fresh from the farm, chips, whole fruit, lemonade, and water.
    (To request vegetarian options, please email us after purchasing your tickets.)
  • Farm chores! Put all the animals to bed.
  • Campfire with s’mores for dessert, stories and songs.

Sunday, August 11th

  • Pancake breakfast between 8:00 – 9:30 am.
  • Farm chores! Let out the animals for the day, feed the chickens, collect eggs.
  • Play games, hike, and explore the farm until 3:00 pm.

* Menu and meal times subject to change

 

Our First Ever Open Barn Event

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(Photo: Paul Deatherage)

This week, we hosted our very first “Open Barn” event, inviting the public out to see the lambs and explore the property. Despite the cold temps and POURING rain on Sunday, we had a great turnout!

We had over 30 lambs born by Sunday afternoon, and many of them were out in the field with their moms. The day would go from downpour to sunny (though definitely not warm) and back again within minutes, and the ewes seemed much more interested in munching on grass than keeping their little ones warm and dry. Eventually, we let them all into the loafing shed and mixed them with the ewes who had yet to give birth.

We also had a few ewes and their babies still in the barn, and the visiting children — and some of their parents, too! — have had a great time holding lambs on their laps.

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(Photo: Paul Deatherage)

And, of course, Paco was not about to be left out as long as there was petting going on:

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(Photo: Zach Blackwood)

All in all, we think the event was well-received and had a decent turnout, and we learned some lessons in case we do this again next year. We extend a hearty thank you, to everyone who attended, to the photographers for sharing their photos with us, and to anyone who was able to donate to help us cover costs. We hope the kids came away with some lasting memories, and we’re glad the rain didn’t keep you away!

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(Photo: Paul Deatherage)

 

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