Monday, April 27, 2009

Lambing is done!

Our last lambs were born safely last night!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Amazing Grace

This is Amazing Grace, our new Jacob Ewe. She was born yesterday and her mother rejected her. The Shepherd (my dear husband) went out for a last check in the pasture along with our Shepherd's Assistant (our son Joey) but couldn't find the baby. Until Joey realized that Kara was missing (Kara is the ewe that lost the ram lamb yesterday morning). Sure enough, in the trees quietly nickering was Kara..... and the ewe lamb. She spent all day looking for her baby and it appears she has found it. This baby was a balm to my soul as I am sure it was to Kara's. God even cares for the sheep in my pasture, not just the sheep in His!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Little Lost Lamb

We lost a ram lamb this morning; our only registered cormo due to be born on the farm. This is our first year breeding and I can't describe the disappointment. We have no answers as to why he didn't make it, not even a good guess. This is part of the farming life; but you never get used to it, and you never feel prepared for the shock of it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Another Lamb!

It seems Saturday is the day for lambs!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Beautiful Day

What a lovely day! The kids and I worked in the front flower garden in preparation for the shearing on May 8th. We found a praying mantis egg sac!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nothing says love like a box full of chicks....

Ten long years. That's how long I have begged, pleaded, cajoled (and sometimes pouted) for chickens. I love the idea of going out in the morning to gather my eggs and besides, what farm is complete without chickens?

And then today my husband surprises me with a box of chicks. Life is good......

Now if I could only get that dairy cow I've always wanted.......

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Welcome new lamb!

Born today, one Finn ewe lamb......

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

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