Monday, September 12, 2016

Fairmeadow Sheep Farm

Imagine our surprise when we took a ride on a backroad we had never traveled on before and saw this!

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Yes, this is Florida!

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But I felt like I had traveled to another country and maybe even another time in history.

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What beauty!

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We had a good place to pull over and I stood there looking at these amazing sheep.

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And a few ‘sheep dogs’!

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I did a search online and found out this was the Fairmeadow Sheep Farm (we had seen the sign) and these are Katahdin sheep. There’s lots of great info on their website HERE.

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It was a beautiful day and an amazing sight.

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Drive those backroads and be prepared for surprises!

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I’m joining Cooking and Crafting (and travel) with J & J HERE,

the NEW Social Monday HERE,

AND Mosaic Monday HERE !

42 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

the trail least traveled grants the finest rewards :)

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the sheep and the sheep dogs are so cute. The dogs are watching you! Wonderful find on your drive. Love the photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always love seeing the sheep on my country road trips!! Sweet photos.
hugs!

Betsy Adams said...

How beautiful... Isn't it fun to just get out and drive on the back roads in our country? AWESOME.... Love seeing the sheep. Bet the dogs are good protectors!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Snap said...

You just never know what you are going find right around the corner! Gorgeous photos. Thanks for the introduction to Fairmeadow Sheep Farm. Happy Monday!

Botanic Bleu said...

Diane,
Seeing sheep in FL is a surprise! Have you ever noticed that in photos of sheep that there is always at least one sheep staring directly at the camera, like in your last photo?

Thanks for sharing at Monday Social and being part of our very first link-up.

Judith

Susie said...

Diane, It looks like England . I love those beautiful sheep dogs. I just find them amazing. You do see every thing in your state...some that we do not expect to see there. Blessings to you for a fun week. xoxo, Susie

Stacey said...

How neat! Looks like the big dogs are saying hi to you. :)

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Wow these are very cool sheep. I have to check out the website.

Diane said...

Great pics! Cool to see dogs "on the job" too!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Did you think you had time travelled to Ireland sis? lol How absolutely nice to see sheep and green grass on a farm in Florida. There is a huge sheep farm not too farm from our house and I slow down and look at them all, and the dogs each time. I've never thought to find out what kind of sheep they are though. The dogs don't like people getting out of their cars with a camera - learned that the hard way!

Linda Kay said...

Thank you for our sheep lesson today. Love the dogs.

podso said...

Back roads are the best for discoveries and you made a great one! The sheep are adorable!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, what a nice surprise to find this sheep farm!! Don't you just love surprises!! Great post!!

happywonderer.com said...

Lovely images, the skies, the sheep and all the green!

Tomoko said...

Wow, such lovely animals, many sheep and dogs on the grass! I have not experienced
those scenery in person. Your header is also beautiful,perfectly fits your blog title,lavender dreams, yes, dreams!!Happy new week.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You and your hubby sure travel well together, Diane! The pictures you've shared don't even look Florida. That was such a surprise...like Judith said...more like Ireland!
Thanks for your visit to see my paradise pics! ❤️

Linda said...

Seems like Florida would be rather hot for sheep!

Sylvia said...

Nice pastoral scene. Refreshing break from the rush of life. Sylvia D.

Maggie said...

What a lovely surprise it must have been, love your mosaics of sheep & dogs! Thanks for taking us down this backroad with you on Mosaic Monday.

riitta k said...

So lovely rural views - I love all animals, also the sheep!

Arlene Grimm said...

It looks very pastoral and all those knitters need their yarn!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lots of people are surprised up here in the pacific northwest when I tell them about how rural Florida actually is -- (they know about oranges, but are surprised about cattle ...) I'm kinda' surprised myself about seeing sheep. They look happy in all that wonderful green grass.

Debby Ray said...

Oh...what beautiful animals. I just love sheep...and you, my friend, hit the mother lode! What a great place to visit!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hi Diane, you and your husband sure have fun sightseeing and taking your drives around!
Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Enjoy the week.
Julie

Summer said...

Such a beautiful surprise! The animals are lovely ♥

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September Violets said...

What a wonderful surprise! Just look at the alert faces on those herding dogs too ... good boys :)
Wendy

Lorrie said...

How beautiful and pastoral your photos are. Sheep are lovely animals, if a bit woolly in the head (pun intended)!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

What a fun post. I never tire at looking at animals and farms. The farm is lush and lovely and who could resist the sheep dogs. Thanks for sharing.

kathyinozarks said...

good morning, I love sheep what a beautiful space to find-

Lynn said...

My sister and daughter would love this as they are FIBER FREAKS! Will write you soon!

Musings from Kim K. said...

This really doesn't looks like FL at all. So pastoral. You do take the best adventures with your husband.

Cranberry Morning said...

What wonderful sheep photos, Diane! I love sheep. It's one of my favorite things about England. And those beautiful sheep dogs. They look like Great Pyrenees, but I'm going to look up that website and see if they say what breed they are. I need at least a couple for my house. LOL. Have a wonderful day and keep traveling those backroads! xo

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Love seeing the sheep and those very alert sheep dogs, too! Lucky sheep in lush pastures! xx Karen

ann said...

We have had fun, haven't we Diane with dolls and such. I would think that Florida is too hot for sheep. Here sheep are contained to awful feed lots. There is one west of us with thousands of sheep crowded in pens. The feed lot also has those big white sheep dogs, bigger than St. Barnards. They also keep llamas with the sheep because llamas fend off predators. Interesting.

Sam I Am...... said...

Love the sheep and so glad they had been sheared as Florida is a little warm for wool! LOL!

Jessica Pelasky said...

Oh so cute! Love it! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Incipient Wings said...

sounds like a fun time:)

Lowcarb team member said...

Such a great selection of photo's

All the best Jan

camp and cottage living said...

Who would have guessed that there would be sheep in Florida? Alligators yes, sheep no. The photo looks very pastoral. I wonder how it would look done in a watercolour photoshop...

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, to see a meadow of Sheep! The area where I used to live, they would graze up on the hill, and it was directly in town, so it was such an unusual but pleasant sight! Those sheep dogs are sweet too.

~Sheri

carolann said...

A new lady moved into our apt dwelling. She moved from her farm.Her husband passed away last year. She had sheep and the dogs gather them up as they are taught.
She brought her one Leader Sheep Dog with her. She is black and white.
Oh she is a honey. She don't need a leach. She walks right beside her or a bit in front. Of course people complain as they have to have a leach. Well she goes in the park . And there is a field at the side. And he runs so fast like lightning.

Two years ago in the park they had the show of dogs and sheep . The dogs rounded them up and into the fenced area. Was so awesome to watch. They are fast. Those sheep know who is boss alright.

Beautiful pictures you took. Was a fun day for you all right.Finding that area.