Tuesday, March 25, 2014

We are not amused

There was snow covering the ground when I woke this morning.  I quickly checked the lamb-cam monitor (today is technically the first day we could have lambs being born) and all I saw were my poor "beached whale" ladies, resting and waiting.

It's mid-afternoon now and the scenario is basically the same.  The girls go out and graze (on what, I do not know) for a few minutes and then waddle back it and assume their beached whale positions.  We are having strange, schizophrenic weather.  One minute the sun is out, next the clouds roll over, the wind starts blowing and snow comes down sideways in near white-out conditions.

I have a fire in the studio woodstove and a new magazine in hand.  I've been listening to another of the Outlander books (downloaded from Audibile onto my iPhone and iPad) and checking the monitor every little bit.  This limbo period is hard for me, even after all these years .  I know the lambs are coming, but until the first ones hit the ground, it seems a bit unreal.  I've prepared the lambing pens, my birthing supplies are gathered up and now we wait.


  1. I watched the Lamb Cam for a bit earlier today and saw one girl with dark face and legs with a HUGE bag! Surely she is one that will go soon?
    Having the same weather here. Writing checks, sunny outside,. realized I didn't have stamps, opened the door to go buy some ......and it was a white-out!! Figured my errand was out for the day.....sunny again in just a few minutes! Sheesh!

  2. I can't wait for the babies either! As for the Outlander books, maybe I should try an audio one. I read the first one....a great read...but I was exhausted afterward. Lol.

  3. I've been watching your lamb cam off and on all day, already addicted even though there aren't any lambs yet!

  4. At least you have good company with Jamie and Claire! I never tire of listening/reading Outlander!

  5. That's one thing I'm not going to miss. The waiting always killed me!!!!

  6. With the strange weather I would be expecting lambs to pop out all over the place!