Have you ever had a day to hate technology? Those days one would so be better be off with the old technology of thousands of years and work with wool. I had basically finished this post when WordPress decided to snafu it. So here’s to starting over and hopefully this shorter post will be better than the last one. More days to remember in this journey of memories.
So after last years bumper crop of lambs, I went for a controlled group and only put in four older ewes with Simon the Tanner. Out of those four girls, I now have 6 wonderful lambs.
Jonathan and David joined us first. Miriam has given me five boys with two sets of twins. She does know how to raise boys. Jonathan is more of a people lamb, while David is rather shy. Jonathan loves the camera, and when he sees one, will come right over to get his picture taken. David will stand back and watch before ever trusting anyone. And it looks like both of them will have inherited their papa and grandpa’s horns. They should go wide, big, and beautiful.
Rhoda arrived next with little fanfare. Just was here when you went out the next time. Of course her mama, Ruth, is a trooper so no worries. She played alone a bit as the boys were quite happy to just be themselves but now is part of their play.
Almost got to see these two born. Went out to find Rachel with just a nose and a tiny hoof sticking out. Went to get my bag and came back and Huldah was on the ground with a thick bag which she and mama about had off. So helped her get cleared and then debated if there would be another. Went on with work. Came back a short bit later, and brother was standing there all cleaned up and ready for life. His name is Josiah. They are a cute pair, and I hope that Huldah takes after her Grandma in more than looks but also with an awesome fleece. I think Josiah is also going to have his daddy’s and grandad’s horns one day. Little nubs there.
Finally, Abby still wanted to be the last to lamb and so she got her wish. But she was only a couple days, rather than several weeks, later than Huldah and Josiah. She is a sweet shy girl with a grumpy face per how her eyes and mouth sit. With our generally dreary skies this year (which doesn’t mean rain often) it is hard to get a nice sunny picture at the times I’m out there but this was early evening with a westering sun through the trees. She does always seems to have a stern look. Her eyes shading has something to do with it and once in awhile I will get a picture where she actually looks like she’s smiling.
And I do plan to be posting here soon with finished projects. I have three in the works and need to finish all sooner rather than later. So here is to doing that this month. So pleasant journeys to all.