Zoe In Our Kitchen

Zoe in Our Kitchen

Just in case anyone was curious about how things are going on our mini farm, I thought I might offer a little update.  If you didn’t catch last year’s blog about a lamb in the kitchen, here is some background.  When a Ewe has more than one lamb(especially a first time mom), one of the lambs is sometimes rejected.  The only way to save the lamb is to bottle feed it(many times a day), and in the cold weather, keep it very warm.  That is how we ended up with a lamb in our kitchen, wearing a diaper for the better part of  last winter.  There were many nights that we thought she would not make it, and we dreaded the inevitable sad news in the morning, but Zoe pulled through.  Although she is a little smaller than her sibling, she is doing fine.  Zoe is on the right in the photo below.

Zoe With Siblings

Zoe on the Right

Sheep In The Snow

More Sheep in the Snow


Sheep And Chickens

Sheep and Chickens

Our chickens are still laying eggs despite the cold.  I’m sure they will be happy for the snow to melt so they can run around with the sheep on a sunny day.



I was completely surprised by my 2013 Fathers Day gift from my family, a too cute Mini Australian Shepard puppy.  It will be hard to top this present since she has become a member of the family and our favorite  sheep herder who gives our Newfoundland, Dixie a run for her money.


Rosie on Father’s Day 2013

Rosie 2014

Rosie 2014

Rosie And Dixie

Rosie and Dixie

My apologies to the bunnies whose photos weren’t ready when this blog went to press.

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By Published On: February 25th, 2014Categories: Animals, Miscellaneous13 Comments on Animal UpdateTags: , , ,

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James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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    Carole March 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

    I love your work and lifestyle! :-).

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    James Crisp March 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you. I admit that I have a good time.

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    Tom Dieck March 6, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Love the lamb story Jim. Hope all is well. Tom

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    James Crisp March 6, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Thanks, they are a lot of fun

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    Chrisie March 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I am WAY happy I discovered this world of yours down the Taconic! Love it and your work!!

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    Tara March 6, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Aw I hope Zoe continues to do well!

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    James Crisp March 6, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    She is, and we just had two lambs yesterday.

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    Bethanyy March 7, 2014 at 10:19 am

    You are the best… I loved your work the minute I saw it, but the fact that you have a farm and take such great care of your fur children just sends you over-the-top! Love the picture of Zoe in the kitchen!

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    James Crisp March 7, 2014 at 11:07 am


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    La Lune March 23, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    What a wonderful newsletter/blog – we are officially new Crisp-Fans!

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    James Crisp March 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Glad to have you on board!

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    K. Espinosa April 17, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I always look forward to your newsletter and am a huge
    fan of your work – but a highlight was seeing this post with
    the wonderful dogs and your farm animals.

    Thanks you for sharing.

    Happy Spring!

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