Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Charlie Up Close

Charlie Up Close

It’s a boy! (Ram) Our ewe, 2%, gave birth the other day between snow storms, to a 15 pound ram we named Charlie.  He is growing quickly and gets along with all the other sheep very well.  The sad part was the fact that Amy, the other Romney ewe, developed pregnancy toxemia, which can be fatal.  Our vet performed an emergency C-section in the barn, which would have made Dr. Pol proud, but was unable to save lambs and Amy passed away the next day.  Of course we were all sad, but understand that on a farm and in life, nothing is guaranteed.

A few weeks later, we drove to Amish country in Pennsylvania, and bought 4 market lambs which we will raise and show in the Dutchess County Fair.

Oliver in the Snow

Oliver in the Snow

Chloe Prowling on a Warm Day

Chloe Prowling on a Warm Day

Barnyard

Barnyard

Lambs

Lambs

Photos by: Jimmy and Alicia Crisp

 

By Published On: April 16th, 2018Categories: Miscellaneous, Sheep7 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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7 Comments

  1. vince&shirley April 19, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Thanks for sharing the lambs are so sweet. Designs are awesome clovetwo

  2. James Crisp April 19, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Thank you

  3. Ann April 20, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Very sorry about Amy and lambs. I so enjoy your blog even when the news is sad. Your farm life and designs are a pleasure.

  4. Jimmy Crisp April 20, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I enjoy writing the newsletter. JC

  5. JoAnne April 20, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I love your pics and your down-home stories! (In addition to the fabulous architecture!)

  6. James Crisp April 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Thank you so much!

  7. franny myers April 20, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    As a borderline farm girl from Lancaster County, PA for most of my young life, I am sad to hear about the loss of Amy and her lambs. The pics of 2% and son are a delight! In spite of snow on the ground, Spring is really here. Thank you.

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