OK….this is going to be a long one.
Though the weather several days ago may seem a little contradicting; spring has sprung for us on the farm. There is so much new life happening that it just makes you want to dance around with joy.
Alright… deep breath… here we go….
Next…..lambs are here!Just absolutely adorable.And with temperatures hitting almost eighty degrees… the other day we went Morel mushroom hunting. Though we did not find any mushrooms this time, we did find some ramps. (No, not the wooden kind Similar to a leek.)Well, I guess we did find some mushrooms My beautiful mom.Mom and Elaine.G.R.E.E.N.!Some more lamb pictures I took on the way down from the woods.Only a few days old and already mimicking mama. This little ewe lamb has a very interesting, well-defined black spot on her neck.Doesn’t this look like the comfiest bed in the world?Selfie And mom petting Alsan while checking on the rams before we head inside.Phew…we made it!
With April approaching Dad crutched the ewes in preparation for lambing to start. Crutching refers to the shearing of the wool from around the tail and between the rear legs of the ewes just before lambing to keep the wool cleaner after lambing so as to help prevent the possibility of maggots. We also clean up the wool on the ewes belly and around the udder to make the process of starting to nurse a little easier for the newborn lambs.
Lambing!! The thought of it makes my ears long to hear the sound of baby lambs calling and the echoing responses of the mama’s.
The birds are singing, the temperatures are fluctuating, the breeze is warmer….spring is coming!!! Now that it is getting warmer, I am able to go out and take a few pictures without my fingers freezing off.
Here are some that I took when we had our first warm up.This winter Matthew took over taking care of the ewes because he
is able to drive the four wheeler every day is energetic and hard working (he really is ).Our ever present companion when we are up in the fields.Morning light makes everything look lovely.