Monday, December 5, 2011

Warm or not warm?

The day I took this picture was not as cold as it is today, but I wonder do the feel the cold. Their fleece is such a mess, I really wonder how it feels. I assume it is warm...but, oh, do I bet it is smelly when sheared.

It has rained the whole day long. Cold rain. Not one ray of sunshine. However, they were predicting a wintry mix tonight and tomorrow and for now, that has been dropped. If we get sunshine, I will dance for joy....at least in my mind.

I have not done much today...Roger had to run to Walmart so I ran with him and picked up a couple things...one of which was a sketchbook. I cannot draw a straight line without a ruler, but I still wanted one to jot down ideas I have. The only thing is, I need one that I keep near my chair, one near my desk, and one down in the basement.

I also ran to the library to get some 'how to' books...that was all I got. I do not need any other books to read. I have enough on my kindle to last me a year. Instead of the old saying of 'she who dies with the most fabric wins' now it will be 'he who dies with most books on his kindle wins.'

14 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

in Britain sheep are out in all weathers and are left out in the Highlands and Fells (mountains) all year long.

Gill in Canada

Ellie said...

We have had so much rain here - it's rained for days and days. Today we had sleet and hailstones and it's very cold.
Glad you are enjoying and getting full use of your kindle. :)

Montanagirl said...

I'll bet those sheep are warm despite their raggedy look!

Ginny said...

Gosh, the picture is timeless, it could have been taken in any century! I've always been of the opinion that one can never have enough books!!!

Marie said...

Lovely to have sheep! They look cold to me in the photo. Or maybe they are plenty warm with all that wool even though their surroundings look cold!

don said...

A fine shot of the sheep. And an interesting account of your visit to town. I understand about the need for several sketchbooks….things like that are never where I need them! :-)

Sandra said...

i would need a very big kindle since I read 2 to 3 books per week, there is rarely a day that i don't read for at least 2 hours, i love reading above all else, TV and computer. hope the sun shines on you today so you can dance. I have small notebooks, 3 of them, one in both bedrooms and one on kitchen counter. when i think it, i write it down or it is GONE from the senior memory. mine are the little spiral notebooks.

Sandra said...

what the google queen found when she asked do sheep get cold.
Though all animals have the ability to get cold, some have more insulation than others when it comes to their fur covering. The Sheep has a layer of wool that also contains a large amount of oil in it. Wool is an insulation from the cold and the oil contained within it helps shed the fur from water that can freeze on the animals skin.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_sheep_survive_in_the_cold#ixzz1flQXNPlJ

Judy said...

They do look pretty warm in all that fleece. Neat shot!

EG Wow said...

I have washed wool straight from a sheep and the wool holds tons and tons of dirt! Many changes of water!! Sheep are NOT clean animals. :)

Sounds like you have been busy. I do have notebooks stashed in all my areas. I'm always writing down ideas. Ha! Especially at night when I cannot sleep.

George said...

I assume the fleece is keeping these sheep warm, but I would not enjoy shearing them.

Mary said...

I'm guessing it is very warm...with I was! We've had rain, too. It is now officially the wettest year ever here in Evansville....over 67" for the year and most of a month to go!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I think the wool would keep them warm. They look a bit dirty and stinky, tho!

Caron said...

When I woke this morning, it was ten degrees. I believe that's cold no matter what you're wearing. :)

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