The other day, upon arriving at the barn, I found Cora, Julia’s bottle lamb from last year, back against the wall of the barn. I said to The Farmer “ Hey, maybe Cora is going to lamb soon.” His reply was, “No, Cora is just being Cora - crazy as she is.” (Her nickname is “Crazy Cora.”) Cora is just a year old and usually yearlings don't lamb here until they are about 16 months and up to 2 years old.
But lo and behold, Saturday she had a lamb! Thankfully the lamb is a girl (which means she will live a long life here on the farm).
Julia is beside herself with delight. She has named Cora's lamb Mora. (She’s got a long list of names for future Cora-babies whenever they are born.) We kept Cora and Mora in a little enclosure for a day so we could try to tame Mora. They escaped - no surprise. Mora is the cutest little thing. Spunky with a zest for life. She’s big for a yearling ewe’s lamb. I doubt she’ll have quite the personality of her mom since Cora is nursing her so beautifully. This does give us a special reason to visit the barn which is fun for all of us.
Julia says this makes her a grandmother and me a great-grandmother. Considering I won’t get that chance in my life, I think I will take a lamb great-granddaughter anyday.
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.