Leaves are falling by the boatload and ice is forming on unprotected water buckets. Winter is around the corner, but the animals are as happy as ever. Oliver and Rosie are chasing the sheep every chance they get. The sheep aren’t afraid at all and have no problem trying to butt the dogs. We are not sure how many pregnant ewes we have this year, but we know there is at least one and perhaps four. The chickens are still laying a lot of eggs, but that will slow down as the temperature drops and Chloe our half barn cat, half inside cat, still rules the roost. We just managed to stain the barn before it got too cold. What a difference some Ben Moore solid stain makes! We are now just preparing for the snow.
Photos by Alicia and Jimmy Crisp
What a beautiful country spot!! Nothing like animals to make surroundings even more beautiful and entertaining.
Great pictures “Farmer Crisp”
Thanks for a great newsletter, Jimmy.
I couldn’t help but notice that your cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. Tom and I have tried to adopt another barn/house cat, but the local shelter claims we aren’t qualified because we allow our cats to go outside where they may be exposed to coyotes. Yes, I know that’s true, but we have never had a litter box in the house, and we would like a cat that might also keep down the mouse population in our barn. We have always taken good care of our cats with up-to-date shots and vaccines, and the last two lived to be 14 and 18 years old. In mild weather they are outdoors much of the time, and in cold weather they come in to join us by the wood stove. If you or any of your friends in your area have any cats up for adoption, especially ones already accustomed to farm life, please let me know.
Have a wonderful holiday season!!!