We're transforming our raw land in a rain forest area of Hawaii into something useful and productive. Occasional forays into the joys and perils of teaching and raising teens may take place.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Lots of pics....Pregnant Sheep, Beach Day, and a Honu (Green Sea Turtle)
The ram and the two ewes. I was trying to get a good picture of Dodie (the one grazing).
Elvis is so nosy. Wherever I am, he's right there in my face.
Dodie - anyone with experience want to chime in?
See, right there, in my face. How can I resist those sheep eyes? How come he looks so sweet behind the fence?
Playing the noble soul.
Dodie from the side - about a week ago.
Tried to get a picture of her udder. She is a little skittish these days.
Maybe this is a little clearer view of her udder. I would say it has been this size, maybe a little lower, for about a week or 8 days.
My Melly - Border Collie and ? She is a bit small to be all Border Collie. She does try to herd some, but mostly she does this annoying barking thing. My kids say she sounds like Dino on the Flintstones. However, one of the Mare's annoying jaunts into the front yard during feeding time, Melly rounded her up and chased her right back into the stall.
This is a Banyan tree which has it's roots, or some of them, above ground. This is a large tree, but some of them grow to look like several trees, but are all the same plant.
I am going to say this is a monkeypod....it is certainly shaped like one. Notice, if you look closely, the ferns growing on the trunk. If I am wrong, anyone from Hawaii can let me know (or Grandpa in Malaysia?)
A view across to the North arm of Hilo Bay. I just thought it was pretty - very flat surf today.
Make that extremely flat surf.
Carl Smith (aka Four Miles) Beach. It is a beautiful day.
I just like palm trees against blue sky.
Small tide pool.
The kids like to swim out to the little island at Four Miles.
Hilo Beaches are often pretty rocky.
You are supposed to keep your distance from Honu, but they don't always obey the rules, themselves. Notice the feet on the rocks? It gives you an idea of how big this turtle is.
I like Honu faces. They look so peaceful.
So there is a picture record of two days: a day on the farm, and a day at the beach.
If anyone has experience with lambing - I would love advice on Dodie - how close do you think she is to lambing?