Newborn Lamb

Newborn Lamb

One Saturday, a few weeks ago, my son and I walked up our hill to feed the animals.  We chatted about the melting snow and he stopped for a quick swing on the swing set.  When I walked into the barn, not believing my eyes I stopped and took a double take. We had a newborn lamb and another on the way!  I ran to the door and yelled “Come quick, you’ve got to see something!”.

We tried to breed our ewes last fall to no avail.  A month or so later, a young ram was briefly in with the ewes, but we did not think he was old enough to get anyone pregnant.  We were wrong.  In the end we had 3 beautiful lambs from two different ewes.

Two Lambs

Two Lambs

The Third Lamb

The Third Lamb

With spring comes renewal. New lambs, new chicks, as well as plenty of work on our little farm.  There is a lot of moving animals around so they all get along, as well as mending fences, fixing pens, and general clean up after winter.

Chicks

Chicks

Dixie Enjoying the Snow

Dixie Enjoying the Snow

On a sad note, not long after I took this picture, we lost our gentle giant, Dixie, to an illness.  She was a living teddy bear without a mean bone in her body.  Rosie lost a great companion, and we lost a friend.  My son and Dixie were almost the same age, and as toddler and puppy, they were inseparable.  She will be missed!

Rosie and Dixie

Rosie and Dixie

Fast Friends

Fast Friends