Friday, April 14, 2006

Daily Farm Photo: 4/14/06


Bright Spots Are Everywhere

Lamb Report: Not only did every lamb survive last night in the barn, but we gained one. Zelda (who is
Lucky 13's mother and the smiling, snowy-faced sheep in the middle photo) had a beautiful baby girl just before midnight under the big full moon. During our 4 a.m. check, the dogs were loudly patrolling the steep hillside. More coyote countermeasures will be in place tonight: bright lights, loud music, llamas. (Operation Llama Relocation is now complete.) Current Lamb Count: 14.

8:45pm Update:
This morning I had no idea how appropriate that caption would be today--I just spotted the first fireflies of the season!

12 comments:

  1. I understand why dogs are good vs. coyotes but what's the deal with llamas and donkeys?

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  2. Glad to hear all is well on the farm this morning! I hope you guys got some sleep in between the new lamb's arrival and the dogs' patrol report.

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  3. I thought that was fire in your forest when I first saw that photo.

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  4. Mary Lou in Texas4/14/2006 1:17 PM

    The first thing I did early this morning was check on your lambs.
    So glad to know you have the situation under control. Congratulations on being "Grandma Shepard," again.

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  5. Oh, I'm so glad you had a good night with no losses! Locking them up in the barn does seem like the best solution.

    So what music do you use?

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  6. I luff the llamas! Maybe they will kick some ***. And spit at them too! Good luck with your safety measures. I hope the evil preditor finds somewhere else to eat supper until the babies get bigger. So heartbreaking. Thank you for sharing this with us. Its real life.
    Paint

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  7. I glad to hear of your safe night and of your additional lamb.

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  8. I'm happy to hear that the barn did the trick, and the dogs are on the lookout! And congrats on the new little lamb! I actually thought that was a fire too - amazing!

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  9. Farmgirl,

    I am so sad that you lost one of your lambs, but I am glad to hear the counter measures are working, and of your new addition. :) HUGZ

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  10. If a llama spit at me, I'd definitely back off. Woolies unite!

    (I guess guard chickens are a bad idea. Presumably the girls stay in safely at night?)

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  11. Like Pablo, I also thought the photo was of a forest fire, and thought "Oh no, not this now!" Glad it's not, and I'm also glad you have a new lamb. Best of luck with that precious flock!

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  12. Happy yr lambs survived the night, glad it wasn't a fire I spotted in the photo!

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