(CVM babies - girl on the left - boy on the right)When I was a little girl, I had an Aunt Freckles (honest!), who played the guitar and sang on the radio in the little town of Thermopolis, Wyoming. When I was about 8 years old, we drove out to visit and my best memory of that time was her playing and singing "You Are My Sunshine" to me. I've always loved the song, for that very reason. Even now, when I hear it, I go right back to being that shy little girl (with plenty of freckles of my own) being sung to in my aunt's kitchen. When my own boys were babies, that was the song I often sang to them at bedtime.
This morning started off well. When I arrived in the barn, Jilly had birthed triplets (all girls!), all by herself. They were all up, nearly dry and she was being calm and attentive to them all. Jilly had triplets last year, her first year of lambing, so apparently she remembers the drill. Six lambs from two years of lambing. Not a bad record, I'd say.
I'm celebrating the sunshine and warm temperatures, twenty healthy lambs (so far), the appearance of green, green grass and tiny leaves on the trees by having a little Spud & Chloë at the Farm giveaway. Come back tomorrow and check it out!
ps-I almost put a link to the Ray Charles version because I love it so much, but decided the version from Oh Brother was probably closer to how my aunt would have sung it (much more appropriate for an 8 year girl!).