Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News from my wee farm

So many of you have asked about my wee goats Flip and Flop --  thank you for your interest!!

 First we got 16 baby chicks in the mail the Wednesday before Easter - all 16 are well and doing fine.  Growing like weeds and now live in their room in the barn.  Mind you, we only wanted five.  Long story.

Are you my Mommy???
Nicole, my 13 year old grand-daughter and I take our new Maremma Sheepdog puppy home with us.  We name her Sam.
Sam looks over her new domain.
Sam starts learning her new job to watch over the goats.
Nanny, Nicole and Caroline my 11 year old grand-daughter.  We are introducing Flip to Sam.
Look Mom!!!  I have a lap goat.  Nicole is holding Flip while Flop looks for food.

The goats have been poorly - it seems that they are OCD and overeat.  Do you think they take after me?
Our problem is too much rich spring grass.  Art is getting it all cut back now and I know more about goat poop then I should.  The goats are well now but we have kept them up and eating mostly hay and oats.  They might be able to go out a little while this afternoon.

I had my daughter's four kids during their Easter break and needless to say it was a zoo here.  Two cats, two goats, 16 chicks, a new puppy and 4 children between the age of 6 and 13. This has been one crazy adventure. 

Thanks for you interest in my world and I so enjoy reading your comments.  Welcome to my new followers  - y'all make me smile!!
Sandy


















59 comments:

Tan's Hobbies said...

Hahahaha. Yup2, I can't imagine how awesome ur Easter break, dear!!!!! You all are surely had fun altogether!! And 16 chicks??? Woah! You are just great, my dear Sandy!!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Sandy, how marvelous, your furry, feathered family is ever growing :) sorry to hear flip & flop have been poorly, who woulda thought the grass could be to rich but glad they are on the mend, Sam is such a delight, I'm amazed you were able to choose from that adorable bunch of fur-balls!!...your way of life and the beauty that surrounds you is awesome, you are so blessed, much love to you and hubby and thank you for your always so kind words on my blog...Melxx :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for all the wonderful photos.

MaryH said...

Sure enjoyed seeing your babies...ALL of 'em. Looked as though you all were having a lovely time & great weather. Still dealing with pc, internet problems. Now maybe messed up my cookies thing...grrr...AND we found ants in the basement stamp room.Dunno where they are coming from, nor what they be after. Not much crafting going on, and at some blogs when I try to comment, blooger(or google) keeps asking me to sign on, but won't let me....Argh. TFS & enjoy your grands

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sandy, I love your menagerie. Sam is adorable and looks like she already takes her job seriously. Glad to hear Flip and Flop are doing better. We used to have lambs so I know what you mean about rich grass...and poop knowledge. Your grandkids are so lucky to have been there for all of the fun. I'm sure they had a bunch of stories when they went back to school :)

Danielle Champagne said...

Lovely pictures Sweet Sandy, TFS, I ham happy to see your "ménagerie" is doing fine! gosh... youare really a busy mom! Take care. xoxo

Netty said...

wow look at you with all your new animals and dear little Flip and Flop, they are obviously keeping you both very busy, plus 4 grandchildren to keep you on your toes....am sure they didn't want to leave you and go home as they were obviously having loads of fun. Sam is so adorable.

Thank you for all the wonderful photographs Sandy. Hugs Annette x

Christina C. said...

Oh my goodness, Sandy, Max is such a cutie....A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!
I love reading about your adventures on the farm....been there, done that!
I hope Flip and Flop remain healthy...their digestive system can't handle the rich grass...our calves couldn't handle it either!
I bet your grandkids love visiting with you. You have a lovely place, Sandy!

Kathy said...

How fun is it to visit grandma's now? That is awesome Sandy. All the animals look great and your granddaughters are so pretty. Looks like a wonderful time together. So glad you are doing well and shared some photos!

Pam Sparks said...

How awesome for you and the grands! They are so fortunate to have you making memories and times to treasure! TFS!

julieprice3 said...

Sam is just gorgeous, what a wonderful place to live with all the animals around, I'm sure it's just a delight to look forward to each day, Thanks so much for sharing your family with us
Hugs Julie P

Leah Ann Gast said...

Sounds like you are having loads of fun :) Been there, done that...you sure have more energy than I have for sure!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

inkypinkycraft said...

What a gorgeous bundle of fur your new puny is , how gorgeous ...poor little goats bless them nd gld theyare on the mend...what a wonderful place you live in...sounds like you were busy butI am sure much fun was had by all hugs trace x

Imke said...

Sandy, thanks for visiting me on my blog. Good to "see" you my friend.

Oh wow your family is growing, hm ? What a cute puppy !

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Sandy!! Your family is definitely growing!! Love your Sweet baby goats and Sweet Chicks too! And Goodness Sam is Sooo Adorable!! Wowie!! You've been busy! And thanks so much for sharing all the fabulous pics, you definitely always bring a smile to my face 8-)
Wanted to pop in with a quick note, I've been soo Busy getting all my projects done in advance so we can leave tomorrow on Vacation, I am behind on my comments.. So I will definitely check back in on our return! 8-)

Big Hugs
Shannon

Redanne said...

Hi Sandy, what a gorgeous menagerie of animals and birds! Love Sam, she is adorable and so are Flip and Flop, you are going to be one very busy lady over the coming months. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful photos. Big hugs, Anne x

Lau W said...

Oh lol ! you're right, so crazy aventure !!
My God, so nice shots, so happy moments ! You live in a paradise !!!
Bisous dear Sandy !!

Craftychris said...

ooh your Easter sounded lots of fun! I really enjoyed your photo's, thank you! xx

cathylynn said...

Howdy Miss Sandy! Thanks for sharing all of your great pictures of your family. What a joy to see! Looks like you have been very busy and your farm is beautiful with all of your critters. Wow the scenery is fabulous too!
Hugs, Cathy

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW . . . Sandy . . .you sure have the knack of picking THE most adorable creatures to take home!

Glad to hear Flip and Flop are doing well after their initial grass greediness!

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Marilyn said...

Thanks for sharing the pics Sandy and giving us a glimpse into your life with the animals. Sounds like you were very busy with the children and pets but they all look like they are having a grand time.
I'd like to meet Sam... what a ball of fur!

Kelly Neis said...

When you and Art do something it is always Top Notch.
Your barn, the pasture, animals are all so beautiful! Love looking at them and it will be fun to follow their progress. Your granddaughter is beautiful, I have a son for her! hehe I love the tripod light Art made for the chickies, works perfect. I am glad you posted these!
Country Hugs,
Kelly

Pat said...

What a wonderful post Sandy, love all the photo's and your descriptions make me smile. Glad the goats are feeling better and I love your gorgeous new puppy, seems like you all enjoyed a good time over Easter, I'm sure you wouldn't have it any other way. I love it when all my six granddaughters get together, it is just so much fun watching what they get up to!!! Have a great week.

Pat xx

Cat's sCrap said...

Too cute ! I also like animals. Thank you for all these beautiful photos full of tenderness.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Cat's sCrap said...

Too cute ! I also like animals. Thank you for all these beautiful photos full of tenderness.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Cat's sCrap said...

Too cute ! I also like animals. Thank you for all these beautiful photos full of tenderness.

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

May said...

Wonderful post Sandy, your Grandchildren are adorable... So glad to here Flip & Flop are on the mend...Little Sam is Gorgeous! I expect your hands are full with those little 16 chicks too...What a fabulous life full of Beautiful animals... Hugs May x x x

Patricia St Martin said...

OH Sandy... I just love these pictures. They are just so cute. Those baby chicks cute cute cute!!!! The sheepdogs OMGoodness are so adorable and Sam is wonderful! I think Sam is going to have fun with the goats, I can see them playing around. Sorry the goats have not been feeling so good but hope they are doing better now and you sure have had your hands full. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs, Patricia

Linda Palmer said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful! I love the photos of them holding the animals. Darling puppy and love seeing the chickens and goats. You are very brave my friend to take on so much but they should keep you busy and entertained. Did you get the chickens for the eggs or just for fun? It should be very interesting around there for quite awhile and I am sure you are going to be a busy lady. Take care of yourself and enjoy your new toys..Hugs, Linda

Marjie Kemper said...

What fun seeing your farm and your menagerie! Lovely pics, Sandy. I can only imagine how soft and sweet those little guys are in person.

Paula said...

YOu are just turning into Green Acres over there! I'm so jealous, it sounds like a blast, too!! I wanna play. Love the pics and love that the grands are enjoying nature. Have fun and keep us posted.

Charlene said...

Oh my Gosh Sandy, I want to come visit your house !! Looks like a fun time with the grandkids and I love all your animals, so cute!!!!

Sandra said...

Ohh Sandy, Sam is so cute! Love the picture that she is looking over her domain! And what a wonderful grandchildren you have! You all look so very happy! Hugs, Sandra

Scrap Affair said...

Can I come and visit you?
Sandy, I havent been on a farm since I was 13! And my kids never been on a farm, and I have to tell you-best time ever I had in the Russian Village.
But.... I'll tell you a secret-I AM AFRAID OF ANIMALS! don't laugh-they SCARE ME!
And best time for me was-staying all day in bed reading a book with icy cold milk and fresly homemade bread made in a brick fire wood stove-MMM, the best thing on the planet Earth, better than coffie I tell ya! :)

Maria said...

Awwww...you post put a big smile on my face! Your new sheep dog, Sam is adorable! Sounds like you had a busy house at Easter time, but with lots of fun! Thank you so much for sharing the photos...my heart is smiling...all too sweet!:-)

Candy said...

Hi Sandy,
Thank you so much for the pictures of your little animals. I can't imagine how busy you are with them all. Your new Sam is wonderful.
OK where is the story about the 5 chicks that became 16 LOL LOL .
Your place is beautiful and so clean for all the pets.
Big Hugs, Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is so cool! Sandy, all your little animals are so cute! I really love your place! Thank you for sharing. ^_^

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such nice pictures of your animals Sandy...and your granddaughter is so happy with your animals too, we can see.
Good luck with all of them, especially those cute Sam, Flip and Flop!!

Kind regards, Alie :-)

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy...such a lovely post with all your pictures...Must be heaven having all those animals and they sure seem to keep you busy...having your very own 'farm' must be the best thing ever..thank you for sharing your photos with us....

Anne

Lisa M said...

Yep..it's offical...I'm moving there! Not sure what the hubby will do, he'll manage I'm sure.. :D
I'm just smiling like an idiot enjoying all your adorable animals and the grand kids. SO MUCH FUN on the farm. ;)
hugs,
Lisa x

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Good grief! How do you keep up with all your fans?! A wonderful life indeed. Your new puppy is adorable and will learn quickly --- the goats, not so sure - adorable, but love grass. :o) Glad they are feeling better though. Aren't new chicks the most beautiful things. When I was little and we would bring them home I would sit in the straw as they came out of their boxes peeping and let them dance all over me. Made me giggle no end. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. hugs, Donna

Sue from Oregon said...

I think you have the best Gwamma domain around! You are creating the best memories around Sandy! Your grands will certainly have many stories to tell!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Sandy I want to come and live with you it sounds just like paradise to me, all those lovely animals, you must be in seventh heaven, I know I would be, I am so glad that Flip and Flop are better now and Sam looks awesome, you are living a dream, it is fantastic of you to share some of it with us in these pictures.
hugs
lorraine x

Anne-Elise said...

Oh, Sandy, they are all so adorable! Beautiful photos! Have a great day! Hugs

butterfly said...

Oh, Sandy - it's so lovely to catch up with life on the "wee farm"... I spent the whole post thinking the next picture couldn't get more adorable, and then it did!! Chicks, goats and your absolutely beautiful Maremma sheepdog puppy all got me ahhhing and awwwing, and my word what a beautiful spot you live in! Thanks so much for sharing the updates... I do hope that with your love and care, and their new diet, the goats will soon be bouncing around again!
Alison xx

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Lori said...

So loved hearing (and seeing) about your wee farm. So wonderful with the chicks and new pup! Glad the goats are doing better!

Chris said...

Your little piece of heaven.....I love it all!

scrappymo! said...

What an awesome Easter Break...bet those kids had the time of their lives...if you are like me though...you might have needed a nap when they all left...teeehee

Paper Tails said...

Oh my goodness! You look like you have been really busy. Sam is so adorable. I have a soft spot for puppies. My sons said that I have three dogs which replace them. They also say they are extremely spoiled. Have fun with all your babies.

Karen

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Well first of all I am not going to ask how they got 16 chicks through the letter box lol! Where you live looks just idyllic Sandy what I would give to live somewhere like that! Unfortunately the UK is so small we are packed like sardines! Your latest addition is the most adorable bundle of fluff I have never heard of a Meremma sheepdog! Oh poor Flip and Flop over indulging but who can blame them? Take care my friend! Hugs Susan x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, what a family to look after! Good to read all the news! Valerie

Caroline said...

WOW I'm tired just reading about your Easter break!!!!! I am in love with Sam isn't he the cutest lil dog ever :D xxxx

Karen Gist said...

AWE!!!!!!!!! Can I move in???? :D xxx

Annie said...

Oh I want to come and live with you, it all looks so idyllic, the scenery and all those fabulous babies to care for. xxx Annie

Alice Wertz said...

awww... that sounds like fun! looks like your farm has grown a little and you are all doing well. thanks so much for sharing, Sandy! this is such a sweet post to read. it made me smile! =)

Neesie said...

Oh mercy...you have your hands well and truly full there Sandy!
I'm in awe of you ;D
It was lovely to hear all about your cute critters. I bet you fall into bed at night :D
Thanks for sharing.

Daen'Ys said...

Oh Sandy, that sounds very adventurous! But you all seems to be sooo happy, as I can see it on the photos! You really have a paradise on earth, so much space and such a great view. No wonder that everyone feels so at home here!
I've really enjoyed reading your beautiful story.
...and who's next?? ;-)

Hugs Rosi

Barb Murphy said...

what an idyllic piece of the world. beautiful! Sam is adorable sat on her fence..."it's mine! it's all mine!" :)