Easter weekend looks to be very busy around here. Besides dinner for the whole family and the usual Easter egg hunt for eight grandchildren,we have lambs due on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Easter dinner may turn out to be self-serve!
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Mother's day out (with babies)
New moms and babies got to go out into the sunshine this morning. It's always interesting to see the lamb's first reaction to the great outdoors after knowing nothing but the inside of the barn since birth. They are startled at first and fairly timid. Usually they stick as close to mom as possible and if she moves too fast and gets more than five feet away, the baa-ing begins. Just like human children, it doesn't take them long to gain some confidence and having all that space to run and jump turns out to be a pretty good thing after all. When I bring them back into the barn this evening, the lambs will be exhausted from their big day out. So far, the lambs on the ground all have good wool coverage on their ears. Last year several of the lambs, including Graham and his sister Gabby, had bare ears and I had to catch them every morning and put sun block on their ears!