1) I have a crush on my llama, Penelope. She went crazy excited today when the first group of lambs and their mamas came out of the barn to explore the wide open world! She can't wait to have those lambs get close enough for her to sniff them. She actually came running up from the bottom pasture when she saw the lambs exploring their new field. Silly llama, she just makes my day!
2) I love my chickens! Who knew I would love chickens. They make me smile with their cheering routine when I drive up. They are also getting in the groove of laying. Last August, I hatched out 5 Lavender Orpington eggs.....one of which ended up being a rooster. He is now crowing and, probably because I don't live there, I love the sound of his crow as I do my early morning lamb checks.
3) It absolutely makes my day to feed a lamb a bottle. On the other hand, I don't keep bummers...so when my one first-timer mom had a hard time keeping two hungry mouths fed, I stepped in, giving her a helping hand by feeding her son twice a day. While her daughter won't take a bottle and the son still nurses, the burden of feeding two hungry growing lambs has lessened for the time being. By the looks of said boy lamb, I think I can stop helping....but it is so darn fun to feed him twice a day.
4) I love starting dogs.
Synchronised breeding has left me with more questions than answers...but I am almost done lambing in just one short week. I have more un-bred ewes than I was planning for....on the other hand, what has lambed has done so in a timely fashion! All but two of my ewes have lambed in the late evening/middle of the night......for those who say you can dictate the time of day you lamb by how you feed....I need to take a class. I prefer day lambing, just saying! Oh and next time I lamb, I will live where my ewes live.....
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Killing with kindness
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