Saturday, April 9, 2011
Around the farm things have been full swing...we are slowing leaving behind winter and spring is starting to bloom. Last week I have beautiful tulips bloom in my yard, today it there was 1/2 inch of frost on the ground...go figure!
The past few weeks have been busy. We have had new lambs, lost dogs, preparing for a state contest, attempting to begin freelancing, trying to decide about a job for the upcoming year, and much more!
About two weeks ago on a Wednesday night our two cowdogs, Reba & Molly, got out of their pen. Luckily we were at home to catch them. The next night we also have two adorable little lambs. They are Southdown/Hamp/Suffolk crosses. The mom was a southdown ewe that William's little sister recieved as part of the Southdown's ewes for youth program.
The same day our two cow dogs once again got out of their pen during the day. Well Reba returned home that night however Molly was gone for 4 days. Wyatt was worried about his "Mawlee" and very happy when she showed up at PawPaw's a few days later. Our ewe Sugar was a sweet little girl but has never been real hardy. She gave birth to the twins on a Thursday and pass away over the weekend. Rach and Wyatt are both crushed as Wyatt has always thought of Sugar as his little lamb...but in a positive note we have two lambs that they both love dearly.
Now we are almost finished with lambing...waiting on one hold out ewe. Wyatt is enjoying the lambs, especially our bums. We had our local pig show today and Wyatt showed Rachel's pig that he named Bacon Biscuit.