Adding to the flock here at the farm, 3 more lambs were born on New Year’s Day - a nice set of Shetland cross ram twins and a healthy single ewe lamb. It was very warm and a perfect day for lambs to be born. Nice sun bringing solar heat into the greenhouse barn. The lambs hit the ground and were up in twenty minutes. Let's hope some more ewes go into labor before it turns cold again. By the looks of things, this will happen.
The Farmer’s lamb numbering system this year has lambs marked with green meaning they are twins and blue numbered sheep being single lambs. We are also eartagging every ewe after she gives birth to help better manage our growing flock of sheep. I put my two cents in and chose white ear tags that are relatively small as to not interfere with the look of my photos. It turns out they aren't the most efficient ear tagging system but The Farmer is sure that he will get better with every ear he pierces and tags.
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.