Friday, March 9, 2012

It's almost time...

As winter draws to a close (like how I said that so optimistically?) we get closer to lambing time.  I say that as the winter wind howls around the house trying to tear the siding off, and the snow is falling steadily.  It appears I am ever the optimist!

Our ewes are so big they are ready to deliver at any time now, and I am half concerned that I will miss the inaugural lamb, and half afraid that it will arrive and require assistance.

I think "will all of my reading be enough? will the hours watching YouTube videos be enough? will the advice of experienced farmers carry me through?"

More importantly "Will this snow stop so I can check on the lambs more easily in the barn?"

A smiling ewe

1 comment:

  1. love the sheepers! I mis our ewes. We sold them a few years back...sigh
    I was reading your 'about me' and holy girl! You are my life doppleganger! I was a city girl and married the farmers of all farmers 19yrs ago! Now I am a farmgurl at heart -- still love the city but love my life on the farm more!
    I look forward to reading more of your blog!