Oliver At Sheep Barn

Oliver at Sheep Barn

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.

3 Ewes By Treehouse

3 Ewes by Treehouse

2 Ewes

2 Ewes



Chole On Fence

Chloe on Fence

Chickens Doing Well

Chickens Doing Well

Staining The Barn

Staining the Barn

Good Dogs

Good Dogs

Photos by Alicia and Jimmy Crisp

By Published On: November 12th, 2018Categories: Animals, Miscellaneous4 Comments on Animal Update

About the Author: James Crisp

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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    Constance Breakell November 15, 2018 at 8:07 am

    What a beautiful country spot!! Nothing like animals to make surroundings even more beautiful and entertaining.

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    James Crisp November 15, 2018 at 8:36 am

    I agree!

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    Cliff November 15, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Great pictures “Farmer Crisp”

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    Constance Breakell November 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

    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!!!

    Constance Breakell

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