Happy New Year from the farm! We hope you had a restful holiday and family time. We are ready for this new year. We better be – lambing season has begun.
We are thankful for the milder temps as the ewes are a lot more comfortable. Last year was frigid.
It will be a wild several weeks, with about 300 babies born. We have a routine and each year gets a little smoother, but it is really loud in the barn and barn yard when lambs are looking for their moms and moms are looking for their lambs. And every year, there are some lambs that, for whatever reason, get rejected or need some help in the feeding department.
As I write, it is 10:30pm and Jon is heading out to feed the bottle lambs down at the barn. But somehow, he always gets ‘tied up’ and spends, really, a lot of time down there. I wonder what he’s doing…
Fraternizing, of course. It’s hard not to want to hang out with these little guys.
The pigs are nosing their way into the new year. They are always curious. I took this picture a few seconds after they ran away squealing when I approached. And they all came trotting back.
Blueberry doesn’t have time for glamour shots – she would really like to be chasing those lambs around.