Saturday, December 22, 2012

Scottish Lumberjack's Stocking

Brett raises Scottish Highland Cattle. A long-haired, ancient breed of beef. They are his main livestock on his Adirondack farmstead, along with some sheep and He's also a bonefide lumberjack. It seemed fitting that his stocking feature a blue ox. I just wanted to make sure that Babe was in the proper visage for a Lumberjack named McLeod.

Brett is coming down to Cold Antler for the Holidays. He's bringing his new mount, Sadie (I think he named her Sadie?) the Amish Standardbred. Brett, Patty, Mark, and I will all be out for a Christmas ride and drive with the horses and feasting on our own home-raised hams and roasting birds. There are no barns to raise, fences t build, or roofs to repair. All the four of us plan on doing is enjoying each other's company, our horses, the holiday, and a few adult beverages.

Lamb is also on the menu, I wish it was one of mine, but its from a local farm. I just couldn't slaughter Monday. He's remaining on staff to breed future lambs and be a farm mascot. He has no idea how lucky he is because a cream-sauce braised lamb of leg might be worth the guilt...

16 Comments:

OpenID vintageandhandcraftedinnovascotia said...

Sounds like you and your friends have a veryu nice celebration planned - enjoy this time of rest and relaxation - we have now lost our snow cover, but there will be more. I love the blue ox/highland cross. A team of highland oxen are something to behold - saw one once in the flesh - wow!

December 22, 2012 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Susan Conway said...

I was glad to see Monday on your Barn Tour video yesterday and to know today that he will remain a CAF fixture. Where are the geese these days - or did I miss their exit?

December 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Oh the geese are surely here! probably out with the sheep when I took that video, as they like to bother them and steal their grass and grain. All three, Cyrus, Saro, and Ryan are doing well out in the snow today

December 22, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I am glad you've decided to spare Monday! How' the little guy doing? Haven't seen him lately.

December 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

Sounds like a good time to me! The stocking is brillant. You definitely got the Highland Cow bangs just right :)

Glad to hear Monday is sticking around. While I will admit I love a leg of lamb, Monday is a fine looking sheep and I'm sure he'll help make some cute and sturdy lambs.

December 22, 2012 at 11:32 AM  
Blogger Eileen Hileman said...

Sometimes farm animals for whatever reason cross that space between being dinner and being something else. I'm glad Monday crossed that space. I think he'll reward you with beautiful lambs and lots of great wool.

December 22, 2012 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Brenda London said...

we have 3 wether goats who, like your lamb, should count their blessings! they serve as pets for family and fun for visiting kids. but ohhh we do love goat meat.

December 22, 2012 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger Lydia Behar said...

looks really cute

December 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Lydia Behar said...

this is really cute.

December 22, 2012 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Lydia Behar said...

looks really cute

December 22, 2012 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Lydia Behar said...

I'm also glad that you are keeping Monday. Certain animals can endear themselves to you and Monday seemed to fit the bill. Do you still have Lilly at CAF?

December 22, 2012 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Knit Picky Knitter said...

Merry Christmas Monday!!!!! I'm glad he will be sticking around, too.

December 22, 2012 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Love that stocking!

December 22, 2012 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger kwdiving said...

Sounds like a blast. Hope the weather is perfect for your plans. Aidan will be thrilled and relieved to hear Monday has been spared from being dinner. Even though he loves lamb. Monday made quite an impression on him. All the best to you.

December 23, 2012 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful plan for Christmas. Peace and love to you and all your animal family-Karen from CT

December 23, 2012 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Mist said...

Adorable stocking!

Congrats to Monday on wheedling his way into your heart. :)

December 24, 2012 at 10:59 AM  

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