Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lamb pictures

Some of the newer lambs see snow for the first time. Well. If you can call it snow... It is more like 2"+ of frozen 'stuff'. I thought I got some video, but apparently it did not upload into the computer.

It is bright out there, so I apologize in advance that the three white lambs appear washed out... I will try again later to get some video of the bouncing lambs.

 Jack Black wants to know what is 
this stuff? And why is it so bright out??



 What has been greeting me the last few mornings.
Usually they are set up on the boys 1/3 of the barn,
 but this works just as well. They are set up in the center
1/3 of the barn. This is where the hay is and generally
where we shear. This year they are getting sheared
in their 'stalls'. This is the lamb kndergarten, where
moms and babies learn to co-exist before going back
into the main flock. It gives us a chance to see who needs
to spend some more one on one time with their lamb
getting to know it.

 Sleepy heads.
 Erin with her BIG lamb and the heat light.
 The moms all came rushing out to get the hay.
Black lambs quickly followed. (They've been
out before.) White lambs had to be persuaded.





















Yes, that is my shearing rug on the fence between the boys and the girls.
I was taking advantage of the weather to help clean off the poop.
When hubby gets home today I will have him help me bring in back in.
I was hoping for him to shear more tomorrow. It depends on if anyone is dry.

I have to say, we are both quite pleased with yet another year how good our
girls look after lambing. Even those with twins have maintained their condition.
Good hay, and extra pasture this year makes a big difference. And, Poulin grain.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

New lambs and snow

Jonna, a Horned Dorset ewe, had one black ewe lamb before I got home from work. Hubby was home. Patience, a Dorset ewe, had one black ewe after dinner and a black ram around 10 pm.

In the meantime, after dinner, it was snowing like crazy. As of 8 am we had 6" on the front deck and 7" in the front yard away from the house. And it is still snowing... We need to leave by 9:30 to make sure we have enough time to make it to see the surgeon about my shoulder in Concord. I'd rather be early than late. I am really hoping that he will operated and fix it once and for all. 😃









 Patience.
She kept trying to hide her lambs.

 Jonna



 Baabaara.

 Nea. Keeping an eye on things.



 3 pens set up in the center aisle of the barn.
 Looking back at the house from the barn.
Zoomed in the catch Jack Black waiting for us.

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