Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meanwhile Back in the Barn

Spring has definitely sprung in our little corner of the world.  The redbuds are beautiful lining the river road.  The coltsfoot that provided that very first pop of roadside color have given way to the soothing white of the bloodroot, and coming up Rowlesburg hill the trilliums, both red and white, provide a blanket of blooms on the hillside.

Meanwhile, back in the barn, things are slowly moving along.  On Monday, Sweet Pea had beautiful lincoln-cross twins, a ewe weighing 11 lbs 5 ozs and a ram weighing 11 lbs 9 ozs.  Patience, not to be out done, also had a beautiful set of twins; a ram weighing 11 lbs 10 ozs and a ewe weighing 10 lbs 12 ozs.  She had them at the bottom of the hill, but kindly brought them almost to the top.  They were so cute following her up the hill.

We worked in the barn most of yesterday afternoon, moving things around and setting up additional lambing jugs.  So, in a very 'be careful what you wish for' kind of way, we are wishing that lambing kicks up into a little bit higher gear.  After all, we have four empty lambing jugs in the barn.


  1. And we humans think we can't have babies at home.

    They are gorgeous. How lucky to have lambs in your life. Hope all continues to go well.

  2. The colts foot AND Lincoln's twins are simply beautiful !!

  3. I have been sitting here just admiring your new additions, they are beautiful!

  4. Those empty jugs will be filling soon .... hoping to see more pictures.

  5. Love those lambs with thier mamas!
    Congrats on all your new lambs!