This is Moss and her ram lamb Peat, who was born this morning . Mom and peat are having some evening mash and are relaxing in the lambing shed. There are now 22 lively and thriving lambs in the farm yard.
The house is getting it's makeover...new windows, shingles and trim and finally I have a new washing machine which will be hooked up on Friday!!!!!!
So much to do and such weird weather.....very hot....then cold and windy, back to hot and now a return to cooler dryer weather......but everything is greening up and the bugs (other than ticks)haven't arrived in full force!
We had more snow in March and I was sure I was done lambing. But the last weekend in March a ewe lamb was born from a mom who gave birth last April while I was at my mothers funeral in Virginia. Then 2 days later a yearling gave birth to another ewe lamb. I really thought I was done...but this morning in between the rain squalls a ewe who is just a year old gave birth to a ram lamb. I guess I can't really say if I am done with lambing. There are now 21 lambs! 2 tan, 2 black, 2 ewe lambs with horns and the rest of the lambs are white or have tan patches. We shall see what the rest of the month brings.
Mary Will Sussman