Just in case anyone was curious about how things are going on our mini farm, I thought I might offer a little update. If you didn’t catch last year’s blog about a lamb in the kitchen, here is some background. When a Ewe has more than one lamb(especially a first time mom), one of the lambs is sometimes rejected. The only way to save the lamb is to bottle feed it(many times a day), and in the cold weather, keep it very warm. That is how we ended up with a lamb in our kitchen, wearing a diaper for the better part of last winter. There were many nights that we thought she would not make it, and we dreaded the inevitable sad news in the morning, but Zoe pulled through. Although she is a little smaller than her sibling, she is doing fine. Zoe is on the right in the photo below.
Our chickens are still laying eggs despite the cold. I’m sure they will be happy for the snow to melt so they can run around with the sheep on a sunny day.
I was completely surprised by my 2013 Fathers Day gift from my family, a too cute Mini Australian Shepard puppy. It will be hard to top this present since she has become a member of the family and our favorite sheep herder who gives our Newfoundland, Dixie a run for her money.
My apologies to the bunnies who’s photos weren’t ready when this blog went to press.