Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Garden Plans CHANGED

I went out this morning to work in the garden. Every since we became sheep owners, I find myself counting the sheep. As I was looking at them this morning I noticed that one sheep was off by herself and she had something very white with her. Our sheep were not due until May 26th so I wasn't even thinking that there could be a lamb out there. However the more I looked I was convinced that was exactly what we had. Sure enough as I went out to the pasture there was a brand new lamb.
Here he is with his momma. Isn't he just cute as a button???
I went back to the garden and started picking cabbage and broccoli. I noticed one sheep was acting really strange. Michael was already in the pasture by this point. We could actually see her stomach contracting. I suggested he take her some ice chips... he just rolled his eyes at me.
Don't you think she looks like she would have appreciated ice chips???
Shortly there after a lamb was born. It took about 5 minutes for it to get up and moving. I was concerned that maybe there was a problem.
She did finally get up and start moving about. We were hoping for twins, but we will take a little girl baby with great joy!
Here is one happy sheep farmer. I think he picked a great day to work from the home office!! The real funny part of this whole story is Michael was bound and determined that we were going to be ahead of the game. You see, we are usually late with many things that we do...not because we are poor managers, but often times time and money are problems. This time he was going to make sure that he purchased his things that was needed for the new lambs well before they came. He had just got off the phone with Tractor Supply and he was getting ready to buy the stuff TODAY. When I came in, I told him he missed the boat again....he now was the proud owner of a baby lamb!!!
grace and peace,
julie

6 comments:

Marci said...

Tell your sweet man that living behind the times is part of homesteading!!! =)

nancy - lessons learned on the farm said...

Oh, that is SO sweet. I hope some day we'll have baby lambs of our own too!

Rebecca said...

I'm de-lurking here... I was so excited to see your sheep. We're hoping to get some sheep soon here on our land. We live in Eastern Kentucky. I'd like to talk to you more about your sheep, but I didn't see a "contact me" thing anywhere on your page. If you wouldn't mind, can you email me at rebeccaldelong@yahoo.com. Thanks!

TnFullQuiver said...

Marci,
He smiled when he read your comment!!

Nancy,
Yesteray was a lot of fun watching new lambs be born right before our eyes. Farm life makes explaining the whole birds and the bees so much easier to our younger children!

Rebecca,
I will email you later this afternoon. I would be glad to answer any questions that I can. We are new to this sheep thing. We purchased ours this past December and we are learning something new everyday!
Thanks for taking time to comment!!!
grace and peace,
julie

Holly said...

Julie...definitely ICE CHIPS! :)

Sweet farm days!

TnFullQuiver said...

Holly,
Thanks for agreeing with me on the ice chips!!!
grace and peace,
julie