Grover And Lucrecia

Grover and Lucrecia

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.

Rams In The Snow

Sheep in the Snow

Rosie And Oliver

Rosie and Oliver

Chloe Inside

Chloe Inside

Photos by Alicia and Jimmy Crisp

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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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    Ann February 19, 2019 at 11:24 am

    Your wife sounds amazing

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    James Crisp February 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    You are right about that!

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    Constance Breakell February 21, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Storage ideas are great!! I have a very similar kitchen pantry which, in our small kitchen, is a godsend. The biggest challenge is keeping it organized, especially for my teenaged grandson, Caleb, who lives with us and who has a tendency to place the ketchup along side the pasta, that is next to the canned peaches!! And of course the labels are all directionally healter-skelter….

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    James Crisp February 21, 2019 at 6:56 am

    There is no system that can stand up to a teenager!

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    Laura Bryson February 21, 2019 at 10:03 am

    That little ram is adorable!!! I love seeing your farm activities, and today… the homes under construction. Thank you for sharing these very awesome projects!

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    Bert Wilkins February 21, 2019 at 10:53 am

    Alicia must watch “The Incredible Dr. Pol”. I’ve seen him use the same proceedure on calves.
    Maybe an opportunity for “The Incredible Dr. Alicia”?

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    James Crisp February 21, 2019 at 11:20 am

    I’ll pass that on!

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    Rob February 21, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Love the stories and pics of your animals and Alicia gets a gold star for the life saving technique on Grover!

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    James Crisp February 21, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks Laura!

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    James Crisp February 21, 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Pretty exciting!

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