Friday, October 19, 2012

Mine

How am I doing without my farm animals? I know you all want to ask, but are afraid. The answer? I'm okay.

Just okay. 

It helps that I have been so busy; plenty of new things going on in my life. It also helps that I work with animals and have, more or less, claimed one of them as my own. 

I'd like you to meet Mine. Yes, I've claimed her so much that it's actually become her name. Not Christine's lamb. Just Mine.


Mine greets me at the gate when I enter to clean the pens. 


She stands for me to monkey groom the wood shavings off her, turns for me to groom the other side, then turns again for me to clean her rear end. Once clean she'll finally leave me to lie down. 


She has the same super sweet temperament as my Sophia and I love her dearly for that. Well, that and the fact that she laughs at my jokes.


The season for the outdoor areas at Conner Prairie is almost over, but I've been told I can still visit her for therapeutic monkey grooming sessions over the winter. For her sake, of course. 



12 comments:

Kathy said...

It's so nice that you've found a new wooly friend and that the CP folks will let you visit her over the winter. Socialization is good for all of us.

Elaine said...

What a precious lamb! Did you bottle feed her or did she just "take up" with you. I'm sure she's telling you something important!!

Tombstone Livestock said...

She is so cute, maybe you can get some kind of area at home where she can come for a sleep over once in a while, love her laughing picture. I guess you will have access to the wool when she is sheared. Glad you found such a fun job with the animals.

Christine said...

She was a bottle baby and spent a considerable amount of time on my lap.

Niece said...

Christine.....I know what your feeling and going through as I just gave up my goats a little over a month ago and it is so hard.......even though I knew it was the right thing to do for our family, I miss them so much that my heart actually hurts! I cried buckets for days after they left, my husband actually offered to go buy them back just so I would quit crying.....I miss them and think about them every day and wonder if they are being taken care of as well as I did...I can't even go into the barn yet.....I will carry them in my heart forever as I'm sure you will yours.
Love your new home!

Tammy said...

It's dangerous to fall in love with a Dorset! I have my Grace (11 this year) who along with her three 'sisters' were my first sheep. She is loving, sweet, bossy and can't handle her cookies. (they go straight to her head). I hope you and Mine have a long lovely relationship. And I'm glad you get an animal fix during this time especially.
Tammy

Lynda said...

I did not know about Conner Prairie so went online to research it. What an interesting and fun place for your community!!! It sounds like a place where many wonderful memories are made for families because of all the effort you all invest.

CathyD. said...

Christine, that is absolutely THE CUTEST lamb picture I have ever seen, ever. Thanks.

Kim said...

Mine is just so cute!

Michelle said...

Love it...Mine looks like a very sweet lamb, with a good sense of humor. :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Isn't she beautiful...she has the most wonderful fleece...
~Jo

Nancy Straka said...

I am so happy you have a special friend Christine! <3
I was worried about you missing your animals. What a delightful job you have and it fits you perfectly.
I am an avid reader not poster.
One day I hope to visit Conner Prairie. I live between LaPorte and Westville up in Northern Indiana.
I love your new house and your activity room is to die for!