Thursday, April 23, 2015


Below freezing. Two inches of fresh snow on the ground. Howling north winds. Now I remember why I gave up April lambing years ago.

This ewe is a great mother. She had the sense to head for the barn and when I came upon her just before lunch she was cleaning up her single lamb. I put her in a pen to let her mother up uninterrupted and went in for my own lunch.

I went back to the barn right after lunch and there she was with three lambs. All cleaned. Full bellies. Ready to meet the world!


  1. Triplets! Congratulations! And twins earlier! Good mothers both! Blogless Mary Lou

  2. Happy to hear that things are going well, despite the weather. Warmer weather awaits us!

    Triplets - I'm sure that was a surprise!