Thursday, April 05, 2007
You've probably heard that the weather in New England is unpredictable. This is not an April Fool's joke. Look what we woke up to! It certainly looks beautiful, doesn't it? And we know it won't last for very long.
After all the gloom and doom on this hear old farm blog the past week, it's time for a little cheering up. We've had six new lambs born this week. These adorable sleeping twins were actually from a set of triplets but one didn't make it. The Farmer says it is for the better. The mom wouldn't have had enough milk for three.
This bright-eyed little lamb was born this morning to a yearling ewe (that means the mom was last year's lamb). We'll probably have a few more lambs this spring since the yearlings will be lambing.
As for the laurel fiasco from the beginning of the week, only one ewe died after all. We are counting ourselves lucky - it could have been much worse. One kind reader let me know that she grew up in Canada calling laurel Lamb's Kill and she never knew why. Isn't it amazing what you can learn reading blogs?