to celebrate the publication of my new book


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.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Life

After a slow bit in the sheep barn, last year's yearling ewe lambs are beginning to lamb. The first time mothers are a bit dicey. Some are natural mothers and some want nothing to do with their babies. The past couple days, the teenage mothers have been stars.

Yesterday, this little black lamb was born. It is a little spitfire and the mom is doing a great job.

Two days ago, a different yearling had this cute little thing.

And here is super-mom Cora (Julia's bottle lamb from last year) with her January lamb Mora. Mora is growing like crazy and is looking strong and huge.

The bigger lambs congregate together constantly. Here some of them are having a party over along the fence line. I can't help but compare them to teenagers, hanging out with their friends far from the watchful eyes of their moms.


Berry Gal said...

since you raise sheep as food mostly, is the color of the fleece a determining factor in which ones you keep?

Mama Urchin said...

Love the dark fleeced ones. So cute.

lpratt1831 said...

where's the mall?

Kathleen C. said...

Well, as long as they don't start smoking cigarettes and piercing their belly buttons it'll be okay.
And, go Cora! Way to mother! So does Julia consider herself a Grandma now?

KSee said...

I can't beleive how big Mora has grown. Cora looks so calm

fibergal said...

What breed is Cora? She looks sort of Shetland in the fleece but not the face. But I don't raise sheep, so what do I know. I just can't get enough of the lamb photos.

Deborah said...

What do you do with the "nervous nellies", (reluctant moms)? Is there a way you can help them? Love the pictures!