New Born Lambs

New Born Lambs

It was 2:30 AM, I was doing my best to sleep after eating too many appetizers while watching the Super Bowl game with my family.  Of course, about that time, two of the unborn lambs decided it was time to greet the world.  My wife, the good shepherd that she is, woke up and checked the ‘lamb cam’ (I think she has a 6th sense), took charge of the situation, and I wearily followed her and my son up the hill through the 18 inches of snow to the barn.  Even though I was dead tired, I never tire of seeing newborn lambs and the way their mother takes care of them.  My wife and son, the real sheep people, made sure the lambs were up and got their first drink of milk and their umbilical cords were sterilized.  I just did what I was told and enjoyed the tableau.  The next morning, the two ram lambs were doing well, and my son named them Tom and Patrick after two of his favorite quarterbacks.  We have one more pregnant ewe, and I am hoping that she can hold out until daylight to bring her joy to the world.

Lambs the Next Morning

Lambs the Next Morning

Lambs Getting a Drink

Lambs Getting a Drink

Rooster and His Foot-warmer, Gypsy

Rooster and His Foot-warmer, Gypsy

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By Published On: February 9th, 2021Categories: Miscellaneous8 Comments

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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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  1. Rob Karosis February 11, 2021 at 7:52 am

    Great story and pics Jimmy! Congrats to all!

  2. Agnes Hamilton February 11, 2021 at 9:34 am

    Patrick and Tom are absolutely precious, lol.

  3. Constance+Breakell February 11, 2021 at 9:46 am

    “The boys”, so appropriately named, are adorable. Congratulations to Mama sheep and the rest of the birthing crew.

  4. Mary February 11, 2021 at 10:27 am

    Your blog always makes me Smile! City girl asking , ” do ewes usually have more thaN 1 lamb each birthday?

  5. Mary February 11, 2021 at 10:28 am

    …Each birth ?

  6. Bill Tims February 11, 2021 at 11:50 am

    Great story, thanks for sharing

  7. Soraya L Anderson February 12, 2021 at 11:41 am

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing.

  8. PAT GLASS February 20, 2021 at 9:59 am


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