Our second lamb of the season was born today. Mama Chevette had a strapping, healthy 13 lb girl. We have named her Cher. Chevette was tired out after pushing out that big girl, so she laid down in the pasture and was using Cher as a pillow.
Our first lamb of the year was born this morning. Pita, our second oldest ewe at 8 years old, had a nice big 12 lb ram lamb. A strong and healthy little guy. Pita did not lamb the past two years. Sissy was talking about culling her. Pita is a Pain In The Ass, but she is a nice girl. I am so relieved she produced a lamb this year. That means she can stay. And hopefully Pip will grow fast and well so we can get a good price for him soon. The farm funds are getting low with lambing starting so late this year. We usually are winding up the season by now. We have never started so late before, thanks to the dud of a ram we got last fall. I’ve gotta say, though, it will be a relief to not have to worry about chilled newborns.
Boop is wondering what the heck Albert is doing on her Grandma, Bear’s, back. Look at the expression on Bear’s face!
Yesterday it snowed off and on ALL DAY. Today I saw a snake out and about.
Actually I noticed Cookie carrying something around in his mouth, tormenting the poor little thing. Cookie was not the least bit interested in eating the snake. He just thought it made an awesome toy.
Don’t worry, I rescued it. Such an adorable little guy! He didn’t seem any the worse for his ordeal.
So these guys showed up in the soybean field this afternoon. They came from a farm on the other side of the hill in the background of the photos. The horse (Maya) got out and the calves follow her wherever she goes. I helped the girls they belong to drive them back home. I am beat! But I feel better knowing the sheep are not the only pain-in-the-ass escape artists. Come on, Mother Nature, where’s that green grass?!