My cousin and his wife are here for a visit so she drew the winning names for me. 

And the winners of the Tombstone Livestock and Tombstone Tidings giveaway are ............

Betty from Thru my Back Door won the Erma Bombeck Book.
Sara from Punkin's Patch won the roving.

Congratulations you two, I have more roving and a Erma Bombeck book so those that did not win will have a chance again in the future.
Happy Halloween !!!!!
It's time for a Tombstone Giveaway, since I have 2 blogs, I am doing 2 giveaways.  One is Shetland Wool Roving for my fiber followers and for the non fiber followers an Erma Bomback Book both giveaways include a bar of homemade soap (not by me but by a friend).  Leave your name in the comments and let me know if you prefer fiber or the book and I will have 2 separate drawings next Wednesday.  Leave me your coments before 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and I will post winners Thursday.
P.S. If you are up to your ears in wool I would be happy to subtitute some Mohair in it's place.

Power of the Internet

For everyone that has been following the Donkey Roping Event to be held in Van Horn Texas .......... the event has been CANCELED ..... Thanks to 7MSN Blog that brought this to everyone's attention and to all the Facebook and Blog people that signed the petition, sent emails to the Van Horn Chamber of Commerce and the Van Horn City Council this event WILL NOT be held this weekend.  I just received an email from the City Administrator.  Thanks to everyone that worked to prevent these donkeys from being subjected to cattle prods and roping and being called a sport.

The Dogs

All farms need a resident Border Collie, this is Dollar, she is ready to help with chores, ride in the mule, go to town in the truck.... right up front in the passenger seat ... this dog knows how to travel in comfort, no back of the truck on a hot metal bed, but up front with the A/C in this valley heat.

and added another farm dog this year .... she is a Great Pyrenees named Bella.  This picture was taken when she was 9 weeks old.  She is now a lot bigger.
Me???? No, Not me ......... You dug the hole I just wanted to see why and where it is going ...............

Did  I mention Bella has gotten a lot bigger .......... she is still a puppy at 10 and a half months, what is the old saying "Let sleeping dogs Lie" ..................

Angora Goats

Small herd of Angora Goats, in Red, White, Black, Grey and Chocolate.  Angoras are a medium size, very docile goat and the their mohair fleece can be used in a variety of craft projects including doll wigs.

Shetland Sheep

The start of Shetland herd .... purchased these 5 registered ewes in June of 2010, added a ram in the fall. This spring I welcomed 10 new lambs into the herd. 7 ewe lambs and 3 ram lambs. These lambs came in a nice variety of colors, white, black, dark brown, grey, black sponget and brown sponget.
Shetlands being greeted by the Nubian and Boer Goats on arrival, they are not to sure they like the idea of pen sharing even if it is only temporary.