Tag Archive: sheep

Three Clues in the Parchment

In the early 1960s, a young agriculture historian named M. L. Ryder had the idea to use parchment manuscripts to research medieval sheep breeds. He surveyed manuscript illuminations for evidence of the colors,… Continue reading

Not Your Granny’s Sheep

The Austin Zoo is not your typical city zoo.  Its animals are mostly rescues and retirees — acquired from people who discovered that their exotic pets were too much to handle, from research… Continue reading

Special Photo Challenge: Inspiration

This challenge is to show a portrait of yourself doing something that inspires you to blog. I’ve always loved being outside, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have some jobs where I worked… Continue reading

November Walk

Here on the Gulf Coast we don’t get the big masses of fall color that other regions do, but if you look carefully, there are many tiny treasures to be seen. And some… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

When I read this week’s challenge, I immediately thought of the American beautyberries ripening in out woods. My lambs and goat had other plans for them! I’m sorry, I don’t know how to… Continue reading

Summer Afternoon Walk

Well, it’s summer, it’s hot, and you might be feeling like you could use a little vacation.  I can’t get you a real one, but if a virtual vacation would tide you over,… Continue reading

Little Lambs Eat Ivy

Now that the lamb is a week old, I’ve been taking him outside the barn every day.  He races around, jumps into the air, and tries to eat all the same plants that… Continue reading

New Baby Lamb

Romy added a new baby to our flock on March 15th.  It is a little male lamb who looks just like his daddy. He was born out in the pen with no troubles,… Continue reading

And Now for the Range Part

About 3 years ago, I got to move to the Piney Woods of Texas, to a small farm that has been in my husband’s family for 50 years.  I was surprised at how many people… Continue reading