Saturday, July 10, 2010

1130 miles!

I went and picked up my Icelandic sheep this weekend!!
We left Friday morning at 5:30 am to try and miss the traffic at rush hour in Kansas City. Made it through town with any problems. Headed north to Des Moines and made a small side trip to the 'Freedom Rock'. If anyone has the chance to visit this rock it is well worth it. It is a very large rock that a guy started to paint to honor of soldiers of all our wars. He repaints it every year for Memioral Day. If you click on the two pictures below you will be able to read the whole story.
The next two pictures are of the rock its self. VERY COOL!!!

So we left Freedom Rock and headed east........ forever we headed east! To Dixon, Illinios.
We had a lovely visit with Terri at Red Brick Road Farm. Met all her beautiful sheep and met the ones I picked out. I am very pleased!
Saturday morning picked the sheep up early and head back west again! Iowa drivers have to be the worst!! Can't tell you how many people got so close to our trailer that we could not even see them!! But we saw some very interesting things on the way back. Saw a semi that had driven across the median over the road of on coming traffic and ended up in the trees on its side. Don't know how bad the driver was hurt or why he went off the road. I was not thinking or I would have taken pictures of it as we where driving by. They had the highway down to one lane trying to get him out.
We also saw part of a wind turpine. Two blades where stopped on an off ramp and a third blade was going down the road. WOW!!! That is something I would not want to pull!! And again no picture!
But I did get a picture of a pyrimad of grain trailers. Sorry the picture is soooo bad. But I did not want to delay the trip home.
Crazy, what people do in Iowa! Ha ha!

So after 1130 miles we are finally back home!!! The sheep made the trip with no problems at all. I have them in a small pen so I can keep a close eye on them for a couple of days before I turn them out with the rest of the flock.

So where are the pictures of the new sheep? Well..... you will have to wait until tomorrow!
I am going to bed! Amazing how tired you get SITTING in a truck for two days.


  1. I LOVE sitting in a truck if someone else is driving -- KNITTING time!

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE different forms of art; I especially love finding art while riding in a car! As long as there's working A/C in the cab, road trips are a blast! Of course, there was probably a fair bit of "baah"ing during the drive home. :)

  3. Hey Michelle, I took some fiber and I was going to do some spinning with my drop spindle, but with no a/c and the windows down the whole time.....well you can imagine! No spinning!
    Kim, I wish the picture of the 'pyramid' would have turned out. I also tried to get a couple more from that same place, but no luck with the camera.