Monday, April 27, 2009

Leaping Lamb Video

watching you, watch me, originally uploaded by lamb lady.

We've had a cold spring. Finally, a pretty day for sheep and lambs to graze. Jensen looks at me, walks away, turns back toward me and leaps away with her friend, ZENN. By the end of the clip, all the ewes and lambs have gathered by the fence row to graze.

Friday, April 3, 2009

New Barnyard

BR built a new barnyard and new gates recently. He's so talented and I'm so appreciative. We purchased the rough sawn 1x6 oak boards from a local sawmill for a very resonable price. We had gotten the original boards from the same sawmill and they were in place for 15 years.
The new layout provides increased security for lambs and no chickenwire mess between the boards. I guess painting will be in my future but not before Open Barn (April 11.)

Mesa's Miata (or why weren't you born when I was on vacation?)

Just like last year, someone had to wait until I returned to work to give birth. I'm so grateful Mom and Dad agreed to go on standby while I was at work. When I put hay in the racks Monday morning, I noticed that Mesa wasn't eating. It's a classic "I'm in labor" sign. She gave birth to Miata around noon. I named him Miata as in "Me oughtta been born while the shepherd was on vacation." He's pretty cute and our only single. The final tally is one single, six sets of twins and 2 sets of triplets. That's eleven boys and eight girls if you were wondering.