Saturday, December 28, 2013

Abby's Christmas Eve Delivery

Abby, our female German Shepherd, gave us a special Christmas gift! On Christmas Eve she delivered her first litter of puppies!

 She has been a great mother to her babies, carefully cleaning and watching over them. 

The little pups enjoy sleeping on Abby's legs.

Her litter consists of 9 males and 1 female.

 The pups look like little butterballs with fat tummies.

The puppies will be AKC registerable. 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

December Winter Wonderland

We have had a blast of winter here at Grace Valley Farms! The past couple weeks have been very cold and snowy. 

The sheep enjoying their morning meal after the big snow storm.

Our area received around 10 inches of snow. 

 Graham, Galileo, Gilbert, and Emmett awaiting their hay. 

Three nights in a row our temperatures dipped to between -20 and -30 degrees.  After a few days of sub-zero temperatures, the wind began to blow and the snow started drifting. 

 Due to the extreme cold and windchill factors, we had to cover up from head to toe to stay warm while doing chores. 

Blossom enjoying her hay.  

The temperatures have now warmed up into the 40's during the day. The snow is melting and we are all thankful for warmer days!