Heirloom Meals: Savoring Yesterday's Traditions Today

Thursday February 17, 2011

Heirloom Breeds & Seeds:
Lambing in Full Swing!

Triplets, twins, triplets - lambing is in full swing! Thank goodness no
bottle babies (yet). I'm not getting much sleep, but then again I don't
expect to this time of year. Twice nightly barn checks, then work all day
either cleaning the barn, feeding, fixing or dealing with what comes my way.
The warmer weather is nice to a point, and now that the snow is melting we
are dealing with flooding in the barn/ice at night when it refreezes.

The forecast for spring is wet and wild - Oh boy!!!

Thursday February 03, 2011

Heirloom Breeds & Seeds:
Let the Lambing Begin!

Our first little guy was born this sunny afternoon with some assistance. Mom and ram lamb are doing fine. He weighed in at 13.5 pounds - a big boy!! Here he is taking his first nap.

Our hoophouse collapsed due to snow load the night before I was going to clean off the roof - does that coiunt as adding insult to injury or just bad timing? No injuries, but we'll have to dig it all out and replace it asap. The critters out in that pasture will just have to tough it out until then.
Shearing tomorrow! If you want to volunteer and come help, drop me a line. The more hands the merrier.

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