Caramel discovers the computer

It was a bright and sunny-! Ah, sorry, force of habit.

In truth, it was not a bright and sunny day on the Rype & Readi Farm Market… because it wasn’t actually ‘day’ at all at the moment. Rather, it was a dark and quiet evening, with the stars bedazzling the night sky and a cool breeze wafting through the dark streets.

Or, well… through the mostly dark streets. There was still one spot of light remaining in the Farm Market, and it was shining from the window to the Market’s office.

The cause, one might wonder? A computer located in the room, which was currently being put to use not by an overeager employee, but rather by an overeager animal.

The young lamb Caramel was the one currently putting the computer to use, surfing the internet with deft maneuvering of the mouth with her hooves… and some extended hunt-and-pecking on the keyboard using a pencil.

Still, while operating the machine wasn’t very easy, Caramel was dedicated to the task. So dedicated, in fact…



That she almost jumped clean out of the chair she was squatting in when a hoof poked her leg.

Getting her heart rate under control, Caramel looked down and blinked in surprise as she found one of her aunts looking up at her. “O-oh, hello Aunt Coffee. Did you need something?”

“Just telling you it’s time to go to bed, dear,” Coffee informed the lamb.

“Oh, all right,” Caramel nodded, looking back at the computer. “I’ll go to sleep in a minute, I just need to finish something.”

“Mmm… Caramel hummed uncertainly before nodding her acceptance, however reluctant, and turning to trot off. “Very well, very well. Just don’t stay up too late, dear.”

“I won’t,” Caramel offhandedly waved her hoof in farewell.

And so the older sheep trotted off, leaving the lamb to her affairs.

Caramel, the babydoll sheep


It was truly a bright and sunny morning on the Rype and Readi Farm Market!… for all but a single animal who lived there.

“Mmmmrgh…” Caramel moaned miserably as she shoved her head under a clump of hay. “Someone turn the sun oooooff…”

“Mmph, I knew this would happen,” Coffee huffed as she watched her niece try her best to crawl away from the sun. “Well, this makes my decision obvious: No more computer for you!”

“What!?” Caramel snapped her head up in protest, the verdict breaking through her rest-deprived stupor. “But Aunt Coffee-!”

“Young lady, my decision is-!”

“Now now, let’s not be hasty there, hm?”

Coffee cut herself off as a newcomer made their presence known, and she turned to face their feathered visitor. “Drake? You have something to say?”

“Just a… correction, if you will,” the duck waved his wing calmly. “You see, you’re passing judgement without reason, my lady. The issue here is not with the machine, but the user. The computer didn’t make Caramel stay up late, she chose to do so on her own! Isn’t that right, Caramel?”

“Uh… well, yeah,” the lamb nodded in confirmation.

“Then it’s obvious what must be done,” Drake nodded sagely. “Rather than ban computers altogether, just enforce her bedtimes with more efficacy. After all, computers are just tools. How we use them is up to us.”

“Hm…” Coffee mulled it over for a moment before nodding in agreement. “You make a good point. Thank you, Drake.”

“Happy I could help!” Drake waved happily, starting to waddle off… before glancing back at Caramel. “Satisfy a duck’s curiosity, would you? What were you doing that kept you up so late?”

Caramel hung her head with a moan. “Watching YouTube videos…”

At that… all the older animals could do was wince in sympathy.

By |2017-11-29T16:41:50+00:00November 29th, 2017|Animals|0 Comments
Dear Friends, Family and Valued Patrons of Rype & Readi

As we close 2018 and look forward to our 5th year, we once again welcome and will be challenged by change.


As many of you know, we took a calculated risk in opening at the Colee Stables downtown.
Property ownership had been disputed and litigated for the last 9 years. Finally resolved, we were regrettably unable to come to reasonable terms with the new owner and our lease ends on the 31st of December. This was complicated in part by a commitment we had made to expand our market operations downtown beginning next fall, adjacent to a well known, well trafficked anchor.
Rest assured Rype & Readi will have a downtown presence again. But for the immediate near term, we are consolidating operation to our St. John’s Golf Club facility where we will focus on catering, prepared foods, dinner events, cooking classes and, of course, a market for fresh local fine foods.
Please be sure to keep in contact with our social media on Facebook, Instagram, our website & newsletter to follow our happenings and special offerings.
Our location at the St. John’s Golf Club is a diamond in the rough. In addition to having a full restaurant and bar, we have a magnificent patio overlooking acres of manicured greens, gorgeous in the daylight and tranquil in the evenings when the golfer’s day is done.
With plenty of space on the terrace and adjacent properties (including parking for several hundred cars) this venue, at the intersection of State Road 207 and I-95 promises to host some creative, exciting and delightful family events throughout the coming year.
We fondly wish you all a festive and memorable holiday season and thank you for your continued support. Please let us know if there is any event, occasion or opportunity to help you celebrate life though a special event with great food and smiling faces.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
With Profound Appreciation,
Your friends at Rype & Readi