Sunday, May 10, 2009

A New Mother for Mother's Day

The other day, a yearling had a lamb in the pasture. She did great.


Now the lamb is grazing with the rest of the flock and doing great. Spring lambs are much easier for a shepherd than winter lambs. Very rarely is there work to be done and the mama takes care of the baby.


Happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers out there.

8 comments:

marit said...

Spring lambs makes a lot more sense to me than winterlambs...I don't know of anyone in Norway that gets winterlambs. But several of those that have milkgoats, have moved birth from Jan/Feb back to Oct/Nov, to be able to deliever milk all year round. The dairy started making a new, fresh goats cheese, and needed fresh milk the whole year, so the farmers adjusted. I'm sure the sheepfarmers would have adjusted too, if there was a demand for it.

Thank you for writing this blog, I enjoy both your farmstories and your art.

Have a lovely mothers day!

Melanie Jolicoeur said...

What a cutie! Your sheep and pasture are just gorgeous, I love seeing photos of them here.

Deborah said...

what a sweet image for Mother's Day. Thank you!

Linda Tajirian said...

Hi Kristen,

I will call you soon to hook up so I can take pictures of the sheep for my illustration references. Lots has happened to me, lost my job 2 weeks ago, but have 10 months severance. Time to figure out next stage of life. Illustration and... teaching maybe. Nice Mom's Day image. What a cutie!

Talk to you soon... Linda Tajirian, Hartford, CT

DJ said...

Lovely pic of Mom and baby. Just a thought here in reference to your dialup and not being able to respond to comments. I know a blogger who periodically does a whole blog post that contains answers and responses to comments. This way she doesn't have to spend time trying to comment to each one. She just compiles a post of all the info that is needed. I really enjoy reading those posts. Thanks again for the Mom's day pic and for producing such a nice blog.
Hugs, DJ in SW MI

Turtle said...

sweet! Happy mothers day!!

Laura said...

Congratulations! Kristin Nicholas has won a blogging award at www.laurarsilverman.blogspot.com .

Thank you for always brightening my day!

Laura

mascanlon said...

Such a beautiful set of images, thanks for sharing.