The barn is changing, both inside and out. At the beginning of the year, it was much more quiet, and somewhat more clean. Fast forward a few months, and four Icelandic sheep later… the barn has life again. Of course yall already know, who the ring leader is in this circus… We have adapted a fun little routine with this little crew, to a point –all we do is just open up the certain doors and they know exactly what to do. If you haven’t met our little crew, we have of course the world famous Grace the Sheep, we also have two boys, (no-names still), we just call them the boys. One of the boys is a weather, and the other a ram, and the ram has a beautiful pair of horns.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a little turmoil in the barn, as we need to keep Grace and the boys separate for a few months, if you know what I mean. Well Grace not terribly attached to the boys, still did not like having doors in her way… This perfectly fine functioning old barn door was the poor victim of a Grace that was going to get her way…
It is quite understandable… sheep are herd animals, so they want to be with their herd. In hope of keeping the angry lady a little more happier, we set off to find her a friend… If you have been keeping up with the Instagram stories you have probably caught a few sneak peeks of the newest member, but we are going to formally introduce her once we both agree on her name.
While we are not big on metaphors around here, we do like to sit back and try to find signs God puts in front of us. This broken down door in our old barn is exactly that. Grace, both ours and His, has torn down this door forcing us to get out and do our first repair of this tattered barn. We held off on farm animals to get our feet under us, but some of it was because we didn’t know a whole lot of stuff on livestock. Yes we had cows, but they weren’t ours. But, we realized that’s what this farm is all about. We are not here to turn dirt to dollars, we are here to learn and find those small things in life that puts smiles on our face. Adoption has been a door clattering open and shut, filled with a bunch of unknowns… but we are taking steps in a positive direction. We have asked a friend and his wife out to dinner, whom have recently added two little ones to their now family of four, all through adoption. As Grace tears down this barn, we are learning… We are learning what a farm with a little herd of sheep needs, and adapting to their needs. Putting another one of our stamps on this old farm. I put the door back together, and popping out some old nails and throwing screws into place. The weathered wood is pulling some great character out, but it has maybe one more winter left in it, before an entire new remove and replace.
We are so excited to see some light at the end of some of our small tunnels. As our farm grow, we hope you enjoy our journey here on our little farm blog. And don’t forget to keep up with us throughout our day on our Gram (here). Thank you for stopping by, and as always… Give Grace.