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Thursday, April 27, 2017

More Legs

It's important to have a good leg rest :-).

Final Frontier Farm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Yesterday's Excitement

This sleepy, fairly small lamb was born first.  She cleaned and cleaned and cleaned on him.  He ate and ate and ate.  And no second lamb came.  I knew by the size of her belly and the size of her udder that she should have at least one more lamb.

I finally got nervous enough that I checked her.  I could feel two feet and a head, so I knew it was positioned correctly, but bigger, so helped her get him delivered.  If he'd been small as well, I'd have known there was a third.  With his size it was possible she just was just going to have twins.  

Nope, out popped a third, sort of.  A tiny little lamb she maybe didn't even know she'd had.  Or halfway had.  I saw her lying down...but cleaning on the second lamb.  That was odd because lying down, she should have been having a lamb.  If she was just cleaning the second, she should have been standing up.

I rushed over and saw the front half of a lamb, still in the intact water bag (!). I climbed over the gate, she jumped up and the rest of the lamb whooshed out.  I broke the sack and got her nose and mouth cleared as fast as I could, but I was worried she'd already drowned.

Nope, that little pipsqueak coughed and sneezed and shook her head, coughed and sneezed some more and even made a little cry to let everyone know She Was Here.  Whew!!!

She actually got nursing before the big second lamb did.  And she nursed and nursed and nursed.  To the point that both boys were full and sleeping and she was Still Eating.  It was almost like as the tiniest lamb in the "litter", she'd been getting the short end of the stick all along and was now making up for all those lost lunches.

The big boy.

Here's a short video.  If you are reading via email, apparently the embedded video doesn't show up. You'll need (an want ;-) to go to the actual blog to watch it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Leg Lounging

I love this lamb with her legs draped over her momma's leg.

And her sweet sister, tucked in behind.

And after a big stretch, an even cuter pose :-).

Final Frontier Farm

Saturday, April 22, 2017

On An Otherwise Cold, Dreary Day

It was too hot two days ago. Now it's too cold. Stella and I are never satisfied ;-).

Lambs having some fun at The Training Center last week.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Almost As Sweet As Baby Lambs

I glanced out the back door yesterday morning and saw sheep in the driveway.  Wait, just one sheep, not shorn (waiting until hot weather is here aka yesterday and today :-o), it's Jester.

"Yeah, it's just me."

And he tootled around for a good while, grazing in the yard and in the meantime, I posted this to Instagram and headed off to Lamb Camp.

Remember this.

My view coming through the gate when I got home.  Glad I had my camera handy.  I just love this scene - sheep, horses to my left, Jester back out looking around.

And there's Hank and even Amelia is there, right above Jester's head.  I think that's Hershey getting a drink.

Sigh...  A peaceable little kingdom :-)

And then I see the Ts walking across the driveway in front of the barn.  Unlike Jester, they do NOT have run of the farm...unless I leave a gate open.  

You just can't make this stuff up...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Keeping Watch

Even when they are really tired, good mommas keep watch.

Thank you all so much for keeping watch as well.  You have no idea how much that means to me.  As a tiny token of gratitude, a Punkin's Patch/My Favorite Sheep tote will be headed to Susan (and Smokey Blue in spirit) and Cheryl.  Please drop me an email with your mailing address :-).

And a fun, fairly easy puzzle :-).