Monthly Archives: December 2008

One Year Anniversary & A Giveaway!

Last year, today, we had a couple of feet of snow on the ground and things just weren’t letting up (sound familiar, all you up in the PNW?), we had feet of snow.  All I did, it seemed, was take care of a small fussy baby and feed animals, I was starting to get a little nutty.  So, after reading the Pioneer Woman’s blog for many months by then, I decided to start my own just to get some of my locked-in-the-house crazies out and thus the beginning of this blog.  I’ve since discovered that blogging and bloggers are actually quite interesting with a lot of neat, goofy, and thoughtful posts.  I am glad to have entered the blogosphere and meet and converse wtih so many more people who hold the same interests as me… So!  I have decided to hold a giveaway in honor of my first year blogging.  Yes, a lot of people hold giveaways so that’s where I got the idea but I can’t afford the hundreds worth of dollars in prizes like some people do so I will give a prize that’s worth about $4.00 in material and a few hours of time:



It is hand crocheted by yours truly and made out of Homespun yarn in the color “Prairie,” (maybe someday I’ll be making them out of Jacob wool!)  All I ask is that you leave me a comment and an answer to the following randomly generated curiosity questions:

  1. Are you a regular reader of Mud Ranch’s Real Dirt?
  2. What is your favorite season?
  3. What is your favorite color?
  4. What is your favorite animal type?
  5. What area of the world do you live in (doesn’t have to be specific)?
  6. Why do you visit my blog?
  7. Why did you start blogging (if you have a blog)?

That’s it!  I’ll choose a comment with the Random Generator, one entry per person please and the winner will be announced on January 1st!  Thanks for stopping in!

I’m starting to see spots

Yep, yet another bouncing baby lamb has entered the world, and it is nevertheless a bouncing baby boy and lilac in color.  “Nova” was born last night to our almost all black appendix registered five horned ewe (yep she’s got one growing along side her left lateral), “Cordelia.”


Cordelia is very proud of her young son and is so proud, (always is by the way) that I have to make Hubby come home and assist me in taking care of her lambs.  This girl is no one to be reckoned with and will show you the door just as soon as you act like you’re going to do something to her babies.



Nova has four very pronounced horns and a lot of fun spots and markings.  We’re looking forward to watching him develop (go see his brother “Packard” at Shadow Mountain Jacobs).


“That’s right buddy, and don’t let the door hit you in the butt!”