Fabulous Day…

 

We spent a wonderful spring day moving sheds to the lambing paddock.  Only a week left until we should start seeing lambs!

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While dad moved sheds the kids had wheelbarrow rides…

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The sheep romped…

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and ate…

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Dugur watched…

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and the chickens did… chicken things.

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Keeping Critters Warm…

 

Brrrrrrrrr, we are still having some seriously cold weather.  This was the weather report from this morning…1555586_741479072530159_2028721829_n

Our water was froze up and it was freezing in our house but outside the sheep didn’t seem to mind too much…

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Good thing they are hardy Icelandic’s!  This week they’ve been getting extra hay and always have access to the barn and sheds…P1130169 P1130176-001 P1130179

The chickens don’t seem to care for it at all though…

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Good thing there are lots warm sheep taxi’s to keep them warm!

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BTW, our water is going again and we should be starting to warm back up!  Oh ya, we should start lambing any day now, hurry up warmer weather…

 

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Shepherding…

We still have about 17 ewes to lamb, give or take a few depending on how many of the yearling ewes caught last fall.  This lambing season has just zoomed on by and we’re about done!

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Precious little ewe lamb, she weighed just 2.5 lbs when she was born.

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Handsome ram lambs, out of Louise.

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Do I know how she feels!? Tired, yep; sore, yep; walked on, welllll… 😉

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Handsome Reykur, lambs will be coming from his pairing soon.

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Protector of the flock

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Buddies

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Beautiful boy ❤

And the chicks are even growing and in their big chicken feathers now.

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A smitten little girl!

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Friday Farm Daze…

Another very busy week here…

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Eggs in a lambing jug…

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A very cute Fleur…

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Handsome Draumer…

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Keeping a watchful eye…

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Birch and Sam…

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Iris

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Very close, I hope, to lambing…

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Part Border Collie, part lamb…little Charlie loves to chase the chickens.

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Proud Mama, Drifa!

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Drifa with her ram lamb Finn, and ewe lamb Fern.

Finn, was the first to arrive and had a perfect delivery.  Little Fern was the last to make her appearance. Her front feet were coming out but no head. She had it way off to the side and twisted back. At 2 am I was convinced this was a headless lamb… I was about to give up fishing for it when it last I caught hold of it. It took several more minutes trying to align it correctly and finally pull her out. She span right to life and got busy looking for something to eat!

Drifa is such a good mamma. She was holding perfectly still while letting little Finn nurse and was licking little Fern off right after she was born. Fern, while trying to figure out her legs kept going backwards and Drifa would stretch her neck a little further and keep cleaning and holding perfectly still!

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The chicken stomper, Miss Freckles! Poor henny was just trying to find a spot to lay eggs, she decided that next Freckles baby was not the spot!

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Eking closer!

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Mr Flint…

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Adorable Miss Freya…

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A happy Thor dog…

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Snoozing

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Snuggling…

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The boys delivering eggs…

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Peaceful…

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The sun came out for a brief moment.

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Mother and last year’s daughter…

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The miracle of birth (Do you see the tiny hooves making their appearance?)