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Showing posts from May, 2014

Crocheted Cowboy Booties with Spurs

Since posting a photo of my crocheted cowboy booties with spurs last year,  I have had lots of inquiries about purchasing them.  I haven't had the time to make special order items with  all the other things going on around the family and farm.
But there is a sweet girl named Claire that is a family friend and she loves to crochet.  She does beautiful work!  So now if you want to purchase crocheted cowboy booties just email me through my profile.  Custom colors are available.  Spurs give them a special touch and are a custom pattern not available elsewhere.  Claire also makes other kinds of baby booties and shoes too.  Be sure to pin them if you think you might want a pair in the future.  A little cowboy or cowgirl will thank you!
Classic Blue or Pink Cowboy Boots with Spurs $45 per pair
Custom Colors $50

Shipping included.
Continental US only. Paypal payment.
10% discount on additional pairs. Email redfarmhousegal@gmail to order.

Guard Llama

We've been talking about getting a guard llama for the last year.  What we believe to be a bobcat has taken three of our lambs in that time and yesterday
 we woke to find one of our ewes dead.
Even with hundreds of houses nearby, we have a predator problem.

When you raise sheep, you expect to lose a few lambs but not a 100 pound ewe. It's one BIG predator! We have paw prints to prove it. Nearly 3 inches square.
So today, we brought home another black and white spotted animal. a guard llama named Rikasha ("Ricochet")
He came from Mariko Llamas in Texas  and was formerly shown in 4-H  so he's mannerly and walks nicely on a halter.

Almost immediately the sheep were following him. From the moment he stepped out the of the trailer, he has been patrolling. It will take a few days for him to adjust to life at the Little Red Farmhouse.

Hopefully, our new Sergeant-at-Arms will keep the predator at bay.

Nothing like a handsome guy on duty. Happy Memorial Day!

Swiss Chard

is a super food! Second only to spinach,  rich in everything that's good for you.

It's also super easy to grow.

Rainbow Chard is beautiful with bright colors  in red, yellow, and hot pink. It's not as good to eat as the plain green stuff though.   It is gorgeous planted among flowers in the summer!

Served fresh in salads or cooked in a little oil and butter in a pot, it can't be beat as a fresh veggie straight out of the garden.
It does take a bunch to make a serving. About the size of one large head of leaf lettuce will make a one cup serving. Plant some today.  You can't go wrong with Swiss Chard.
For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life. I Thessalonians 4:7

Proud Momma ~ Part 3

This weekend Jonah had his first jumping show. It was Riviera's first show too.

There was a lot of waiting for the jumper  rounds to begin. A few moments of reflection before  entering the warm up ring were needed. They had worked so hard to get to this day!

His coach did a great job of getting him prepared and making sure he knew his patterns.

Ready, get set...


They were a~maz~ing!

5 jumping rounds 2 of them jump offs

and a 5th place ribbon.

Take a bow. ;)

Thanks to my boys who don't always like to live publicly on the www  by letting me share my  proud momma moments.
Rejoice in that day, and jump of joy, because your reward is great in heaven. Luke 6:23

Proud Momma ~ Part 2

This weekend our oldest graduated  with an Associates Degree in Animal Science. Summa Cum Laude Phi Theta Kappa 4.0

We were really surprised when he also received the President's Award for the highest level of academic achievement and led the student body into the room!

We are really proud of the hard work he has put in the past two years! He has lived at home, studied at a local AG school, and gotten off to a great start with college. It's been a wonderful transition from homeschooling.

In addition to going to school he competed on the equestrian team

and finished his falconry apprenticeship. Yes, he's been a busy guy!

School doesn't stop here. He wants a Dr. in front of his name. It will be a long, difficult road but we have no doubt he will get there.
Along the way he will get a belt buckle  at each graduation.

Congratulations, Jake!
The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3

Proud Momma ~ Part 1

It was a big day, a milestone in Jared's homeschooling, for sure. He and his team worked hard all semester. The state capital awaited. It was Mock Trial Day.

On his team was one of his lifelong friends. It was fun to see them experience it together.

Butterflies in the stomach but still a smile for the camera. The prosecutor was ready for opening statements.

And then there was questioning of the police officer and the defendant.  Poor girl.  Jared just about had her in tears. Guess she shouldn't have killed her husband. ;)

The Supreme Court Room was the perfect setting for the trial. It's just beautiful!

The jury deliberated and she was found guilty. They also got very high marks from judge and jury. Good job prosecution team!
(This was an 8th grade project in Classical Conversations Homeschool Group.)
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing  of your faith develops perseverance. James 1:2-3

Jacob Sheep for Sale

We have a few sheep for sale right now. It's sometimes sad to move some on to new homes but it is part of being a shepherd. We can't keep ALL of them!

Five are going to start a new flock this week including the pretty girl below to be the leader of the pack.

Aim (our bottle lamb that lived in the house for two weeks with diapers on) is going too.  I will miss him but he has a little 5 year old boy waiting to love on him.  Aim will love the attention!   I'm still not sure he knows he's a sheep. ;)

We still have more available ~ adult ewes, ewe lambs, & ram lambs.
If you are interested in Jacobs for fiber pets,  breeding groups, or just watching them graze,  contact me through my profile or through our sheep site. We love to talk Jacob Sheep!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. Psalm 23:1-3