Amy, Coco and Vanilla

2%, Amy, and Gypsy

Late this fall, we asked our large animal vet, Dr. Gillian Ferguson of Bluestone Veterinary Services, to check to see if our two ewes, Amy and 2%, were pregnant.  Since they had been with our ram for a while, we did not know how far along they would be or if they were pregnant at all.  The test came back negative and everyone was disappointed.  There is nothing like new lambs to brighten a snowy winter.

Just to double check we asked the vet to visit the farm again a few days ago, and sure enough, the two ewes were pregnant.  That means we will probably have lambs in March which puts them at the right age and weight to show at the Dutchess County Fair in August. I installed a wireless camera in the barn so we can have some advance warning if the sheep have any problems while giving birth.

 

Oliver

Oliver

Lamb Cam

Lamb Cam

I always enjoy feeding the animals.  It is especially a challenge in a blizzard.  Even so, we have a good time, and so do the animals.

Braving the Snow

Braving the Snow

2%

Sally

2%

Sally

Oliver in the Snow

Oliver in the Snow

On Way Home

On the Way Home

By Published On: January 4th, 2018Categories: Animals, Miscellaneous3 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. Frank Lauricella January 9, 2018 at 9:17 am

    Great jobs Jimmy, Sheep and everything.

    BTW Jimmy Papia planning a school reunion.

  2. franny myers January 9, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Jimmy,
    Love seeing life on the farm. It doesn’t get better than this, really. We’ve got the two cats but having an Oliver would be icing on the cake, just ask Jack!

  3. James Crisp January 9, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks. I haven’t featured Chloe our cat in a while since she hates the cold.

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