We found the Slip 'n Slide!
Lila spent yesterday afternoon and seven hours today with Linda at the Lavender Cottage sewing. She has a natural talent that Linda is trying to encourage at only the cost of materials.
Dress that she says "looks like a potato sack".
And if she wants to make sacks for our potatoes that is fine with me!
(They still need to be planted)
I think our amarillys is confused with all our cold weather. It decided to bloom again.
The blooms were so big it got top heavy and came crashing to the floor from its perch on the window sill, so we now have a bowl with blossoms gracing the table.
Next post will be about our big Sam Fin, promise Danny!
Today, in the midst of Sam Fin's Birthday party, Deja Vu graced us with the birth of solid black twin ewe lambs! We watched her laboring all day which culminated in her mothering up to Nala's ram lamb Rum. She cut Rum away from his mum and spent about an hour licking him and nuzzling him. When he started nursing on Deja I decided to intervene and locked the little bugger in a jug with his real mother away from Deja's prying ways. About an hour after this, Deja gave birth to a solid ewe lamb. She was eating the sac and licking away at her when the second arrived with little warning.....I cleared her face since I was there and then Deja cleaned her up. I moved them to a jug and re-joined the birthday festivities....thank goodness Will and my Mother were around to help out!
Better pictures later....their fleeces are longer and slightly looser curled but not dog haired at all....I can't wait to see what they are like. I need My friend Karen to come visit and help me with fleece evaluation!
Today's weather was rather nasty. Woke up to cold blowing snow, and the lights flicked on and off several times which led me to fill up several jugs of water to have on hand....just in case. Always works like a charm because we didn't lose power.
Around 4:30 I went outside to check on the maternity sheep. Gaia was in full blown labor. Ran inside to grab the camera and watched the whole birth. Will post those photos separately.
Zanzibar and Mull (he is going to be gray!).
Really? Don't hold your breath!