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Friday, April 5, 2019

It's That time of Year Again ... Lambing Time !

 Our oldest grandson was here visiting us over his spring vacation. I can't believe our very first grandchild is old enough to drive himself here over the mountains and far away from his home to visit us and help us out, but he is, and he did. He has helped us install the fencing around our pastures amongst other labor intensive work projects at our new home. Here he is holding newborn twin lambs.

 A new lamb learning to nurse. ~This is Miriel, one of my Jacob Sheep ewes. She also gave birth to twins , both ram lambs ( boys). Thus far I have been very busy with lambing time, and also incubating and raising my new laying flock and also raising 100 fryer / broiler chicks for our freezer. Until mid-June I am going to be one busy lady tending new lambs, chicks, and hopefully my geese and ducks are successful at hatching out their own eggs. We'll see. Spring has definitely sprung and the snow has almost melted around Laughing Dove Farm.

Thus far I have 11 new sets of twins and a set of triplets. I have 5 more ewes left to have their lambs and I am very thankful God has allowed all of my lambs to be born healthy and they're thriving. God is so good to me , beyond anything I deserve. Praise Him !

9 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

So wonderful to see this post from you Kathy. The lambs are adorable. It does sound like you are going to be very busy for awhile. Enjoy what God has blessed you with.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Theresa said...

What a sweet visit from your Grandson. Love when they visit on their own. It shows that he loves being with y’all. Enjoy your evening with those cuties. Hugs

Leigh said...

Oh I love this time of year! Your lambs are adorable, and indeed healthy babies are something to be thankful for. It is so fun to watch them get their land legs. Before you know it they are tearing around and having fun. Such a joy.

ellen b. said...

How nice that your grandson could make the drive to visit and help! Happy to hear your lambing went well!

L. D. said...

I got lost doing the math but you are having a lot of newborn lambs. Your grandson is handsome and has a kind face. That he can drive over the hills to you place is wonderful. I do enjoy your blog.

Maristela Guilherme said...

Lindo neto! Parabéns.
bjs

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hello! How wonderful to have the help of your grandson who enjoys the same things as his grandparents! It is always nice to have a young person's energy to help with the big things! And yes........what a busy lady you certainly will be with all of those adorable farm creatures. The baby lambs are just precious!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

oh my goodness! What sweetness those little lambs are! And how busy you certainly are! Sweet photo of your grandson. So good he is a good help to you!

Carol Henstra said...

Your blog is so up lifting. The Lambs and your handsome Grandson arriving. How blessed you are. Happy Easter!