The daffodils may not be out, in fact their little green spears are only just poking up above the weeds (job for another day), and the blossom on the early plum is a barely discernible promise but here on the Homestead, Spring has sprung.
This year’s lambing is a bit of Homestead watershed as this is the season we reach our predetermined optimum flock size of ten ewes; actually we did so the moment these two made their appearance. From here on in we know we’re going to really start walking in the walk.
But for now the new additions have been assigned names
and the flock is getting used to their noise and exuberance. The other three ladies-in-waiting will hopefully wait until the weekend’s forecasted horrible weather passes to join Froda in motherhood but we’ve got a contingency plan or two just in case.
Meanwhile the chores are taking a little longer to complete. You can waste a lot of time watching baby animals.
13 thoughts on “Lambs!”
I am sure you can. Good luck to the other three mothers.
Thank you. This is something so central to our ethos – minimising our global footprint and treating everything with dignity – that we become a little one dimensional about it all. Other stuff has been happening here, too, but the next generation takes all our attention 😊
And why not?
Oh my goodness, so adorable. I would get nothing done except hang over the gate and gaze. Hope all goes well with the other three – I would say if you’ve got bad weather coming, you can count on them to lamb during it…glad you have contingency plans.
Weirdly, we’ve found that we can make all the plans in the world, it’s in the heat of the moment that the best solutions are dreamt up. It’s like the plans are just to make us feel better in the interim
A triumph of pastorial skill. I hope the other lambs come through successfully too.
You’re too kind; more pastorial luck and hit and miss 😊
As Lee Trevino is alleged to have said, “The more I practise, the luckier I get.”
Congratulations! Those lambs look really perky and so cute! Good luck with the impending births.
They are very robust, thats for sure. Made it through snow on the ground and windchill that made my eyes water with a bounce in their step, and our other ladies very obligingly held off their happy events while the gale howled
Well done ladies! 🙂
Now that the lambs are starting to be born, (congratulations) will there be kids in the near future? or are kids born at a different time of the year?
Marilyn the goat is due in about three weeks which is exciting as we finally have the milking kit sorted.