The Shepherd and The Sheepcote

"When dusk falls, shepherds lead their sheep to a safe place to spend the night, where wolves or other predators cannot prey on the sleeping sheep. Usually the shepherd builds a stone enclosure with a small opening and he calls the sheep one by one into the sheepcote for the night. When all the sheep are safely inside the sheepfold, he will lie down in the opening so that nothing can come in the only door to harm the sheep.

The Shepherd always protects The Sheep!"

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Blessings of 2010

Some of my many blessings of 2010.

Hope you all had a blessed year and many many wishes for a happy 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


My goodness this winter is a year like when I was a child growing up and we were constantly shoveling snow and building snow forts and having snow ball fights.... staying outside till our cheeks were dark red and having the crisp cold snow stuffed up into the sleeves of our jackets and down into our boots and we finally went in when we were practically frostbit!  I remember it with very fond memories and playing with all the neighbor kids. 
This weather has given us a challenge down in the dip where we live as the road is almost higher than our fence in some places and since we are close to the road, the snow plow and the drifting has pretty well drifted across the ditch and the fence and progressed into the barn yard so the sheep have been stuck in the barn for a few days until we can get some of that snow moved and another panel fence put up inside the existing one!
I had to shovel snow off the boys' hut last night as it was collapsing under the weight of the snow.  Ugh!
You know that adage "if the shoe fits"?  Well one of the girls is having trouble with her hat!
So from all of us at Diamond D Shetland & Icelandics we wish you a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!