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More Spring Scenes From Around the Farm

Some photographer friends visited during Open Barn Days and captured some wonderful images of the lambs and other scenes around the farm. Here are a few more photos – with a hearty thanks to them for letting us share!

First, a peek into the chicken yard, where Bob (the Polish Tophat rooster) enjoyed showing off, and Ike (the Black Australorp rooster) posed with one of the girls…ike-bob-girls(Photos: Paul Deatherage)

Here we have the oldest rooster, Johnny… we’re trying to figure out where the best place is for him to spend the rest of his days. He’s slowed down and can’t hang with the other guys, but he seems a little lost out by the barn, too. In the four small images, we have Mouse being a lap-ram, PeaDiddy being curious, Deedee sunning herself, and Paco, as always, most interested in food.

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(Photos: Paul Deatherage and Pat Kight)

And, finally, a few final shots taken by our visitors… the leaping lamb sign on the house, a pink dogwood, barn decor, Honey Grove creek, and a sweet ewe chewing on some grass.

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Thanks again to everyone who came out to visit in April – today’s May 1st and we’re enjoying some warm weather and looking forward to summer right around the corner!

 

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)

The farm as a photography backdrop

Early in June, our friend Dennis Rivera conducted a photo shoot at the farm.

It’s gratifying to see the farm this way… the evening light of late spring, the lush green grass, the patches of wildflowers, a family enjoying each other’s company with no outside distractions.

Dennis and this beautiful family spent about two hours here, just walking all around the property, interacting with the animals a little bit, and having a lot of laughs!

 

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Photos Copyright Dennis Rivera

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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