Nothing on our little farm is more exciting than a new lamb. Grover, our newest lamb, was no exception. As the due date approaches, we try to keep watch, on our lamb-cam, up at the barn. Yesterday morning, my wife told me to check the camera and meet her and my son up at the barn.
My heart sank when I saw what looked to be a lifeless shape still covered in its birth sac behind the ewe who was lying down. By the time I made it up to the barn, my wife was swinging Grover by his hind legs then pushing rapidly on his chest to clear his lungs. Within minutes, we knew that he would make it because he hobbled toward his mom for a drink of milk. As you can imagine, we all celebrated! We are happy to show off this very healthy, handsome guy.
Most of our animals enjoy the winter weather, especially the sheep who have their built-in wool coats. Rosie and Oliver love to play in the snow too. Chloe, our cat, would just as soon stay inside until spring.
Photos by Alicia and Jimmy Crisp