It is so cold out today. Everything has a blue cast to it. No wonder blue is considered a cool color. It just makes me shiver looking at this photo of the beautiful hill above my brother-in-law's barns.
On days like these, I feel quite apprehensive arriving at the barn. I never know what the cold has brought. I also feel great anticipation. The Farmer is the one who cares mostly for the sheep. I am the moral support and emergency help mostly. Lambing time is a very exciting time to be living on a farm. Okay, maybe not your kind of excitement, but it is exciting for us.
This morning there were five new lambs. One is small and it’s mother is in question. That is – we don’t know who it’s mother is because noone is claiming it. There are two suspects. Could be a problem. Hope not. By the end of the day, we hope it will be sorted out, one way or the other.
One ewe died last night. She was an old sheep and the weather mostly likely stressed her. Old sheep and brutally cold do not make a good combination.
Lamb Count at the Barn – 37
Lamb Count in the House - 0