Tucked in


Winter in NE Minnesota means early sunsets and late sunrises. The Commander gets up at 0515 to begin watering the sheep before work so it is always dark outside. When he gets home in the evening it has been dark until recently so I got him the above pictured headlight for Christmas. He tells me it works great and it has really helped with his chores.


The other day he told me it looked like someone was using the ewes feed bowl for a bed. He would go into the barn in the morning and find the hay smashed down with little presents left in it.


One morning he snuck in and turned on his light and found Orchid sleeping in the bowl, tucked in nice and tight amongst the hay. Smart girl that Orchid.

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11 comments on “Tucked in

  1. I think your sheep are so pretty! And smart, too!

  2. Chai Chai says:

    Lynn – She may just be hoarding the food for herself…

  3. lol i wonder if any of the other sheep are going to do it now that they saw Orchid do it.

  4. My husband has one of those head lights too. It cracks me up when he wears it around, but it is very practical.

  5. Chai Chai says:

    Periwinkle – We shall see…..Sarah – They are really useful, I'm going to get some more.

  6. Farmgirl_dk: says:

    I *love* my headlamp! It's especially useful for mucking in the dark, which totally happens on occasion around here.I used it last year to go out after dark and pick bugs off my tender seedlings. :-)That bowl actually looks really comfy. Orchid would totally have to scooch over if I were there.

  7. Chai Chai says:

    Farmgirl – The bowl does look comfy, but not just to you….

  8. I have that same bowl that use for water. During the hot Texas summers I always find at least to black labs sitting or laying it to cool off. Who ever says animals are dumb, has never lived around them.Pamhttp://Theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

  9. Chai Chai says:

    Pam – I wouldn't put any trickery past the goats but the sheep, well, they are different. They are so skiddish at times but I sometimes get glimpses of sneaky intelligence.

  10. Ohiofarmgirl says:

    ha! thats hilarious.. our little Ginger liked to curl up in the hay tub.. what a goose!:-)

  11. Chai Chai says:

    OFG – I stole my post on your page from LOTR's (obviously). It seemed fitting. The hay tub must be warmer than laying on the floor.

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