We were greeted this morning by a phone call from our neighbor Anna, "The Belted Galloways are out." she said calmly. A few more details and we were on our way out the door about 7:30. My first thought was to blame the 15" of snow that fell recently. As it turned out the snow really saved our butts. We tracked them down on the road. Kate blocked the road with our big fat Volvo and I ushered them back on the four-wheeler. They high-tailed it back down the trail cut through the snow right into their fenced area. They had simply pushed a big mound of hay on top of the electric tape. Once back in they seemed content to wait for me to fluff up there mound of loose hay. A few started munching and we tightenned up the fence and added a few posts. In other news Elle blessed us with some early lambs! Cute sturdy looking fellows. (gender currently unknown) We failed to get the ram out early enough in the Fall and figured there was at least a small possibility that this might happen. There's a good chance that more will come soon. Weather report calls for a warmish week nearing 40 with no rain. As good a week for Winter lambing as you can hope.

Greg made some delicious blueberry pancakes that I washe down with a delicious cup of coffee.

All things considered- fantastic Sunday morning!

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Yes, there may still be one set on the way. But we had two more mamas give birth today.

One, Evie, this morning gave birth to two beautiful black lambs - a boy and a girl.

And then on an amazing sunset walk with some good friends we discovered another Finn mama with four.

Yes, F-O-U-R lambs.

At first dan and I didn't know what we were seeing. Totally unprecedented. They were all up and being licked and trying to nurse.

We'll see how they look in the morning.

The other lambs look incredible. Even the one that I had to force to nurse looks healthy and robust.

The rain today has helped out immensely and now the green around here has really popped!

We need to get weeding and mulching! Potatoes HAVE to go in this weekend. Hope things dry up a bit...

time to get to work.

Had the first of the Rhubarb from the garden, some asparagus and greens from the gardens as well.

Discovered mint along a spring across the creek. What an amazing bounty the earth is already providing for us!

kate

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A nice hearty lamb was born today. He and momma are doing well despite the freezing temperatures. Cold and windy up on the hill!!

Check back later today for some pictures and confirmation of the little bugger's gender and health status.

-dan

monday, 12:38am

as promised:

meet little Easter and his mom Bunny. (ya know - to keep it simple!)

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good job Easter!

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