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?)

Goings On…

Where does time go?  Seriously?  Anyway we have kept busy with lots of 4-H stuff this last month-which will be a post unto itself…  4-H food fairs, shooting sports, meetings and practice…all leaving me seriously tired! lol

I have also spent some time in and out of the hospital.  The first time with my very first ever migraine which they figure was induced because of my hormonal, pregnant state and has left me with a greater appreciation for when Mark has one of his many migraines.   The second time I was able to spend the evening in Labor and Delivery due to cramping/contracting issues last week.  I am now 50 % effaced with a soft to moderate cervix, but no dilation-yay!  (Thanks Peggy Sue for keeping me company until Mark was able to get there and thanks for everyone’s prayers, they’re greatly appreciated!)  So now I am supposed to be prisoner to the couch and  take it easy…eat bon-bons all day I guess.  Mark has had to be gone a bit too-all adding to the fun!  But other than that things are going well here.

The other day the boys found a monstrously-huge egg and teeny-tiny one…

Garrett with the eggs...

The huge egg is easily the biggest egg we have ever had and the tiny one wasn’t even the size of a ping-pong ball.  Both Hayden and Garrett had to eat them for breakfast, so we cracked them open and the boys were a bit disappointed to have the huge one only be a single yolker but thought the tiny one was too funny as the yolk wasn’t even as big as my pinky!

Hope all is well where you are.

Big Egg…

Teigen found this humongous egg the other day in the hen house…
A normal sized chicken egg and the huge Araucana egg...

A normal sized chicken egg and the huge Araucana egg...

Then it was decided that Garrett would get the honors of eating it.  The little boys all stood around waiting for it to be cracked and cheered when it landed in the pan…
A yummy double yolker!

A yummy double yolker!

The boys all agreed that it was nice to get a surprise every once in a while!