Monday, March 05, 2007

Farm Photo: 3/5/07


Zelda & Her Twins, Age Two Hours (Give Or Take A Few Minutes)

But they're
yesterday's news.

About four hours ago, during a (thankfully) much more humdrum afternoon than yesterday, eleven-year-old Doll Face (who is from my very first lamb crop in 1996 and is also Liselotte's mother) had a healthy baby boy covered with tight gray curls of wool. And about 30 minutes ago (after a lightning speed labor--thank you!), Tana gave birth to a beautiful black boy.

Mothers and sons are resting comfortably, along with Zelda and her twins, in private quarters at The Bonding Suite Inn. Ready for some rest myself, I hightailed it back to the house before anybody else could decide that tonight was the night. (Yes, that would be foolish farmgirl logic in action. At the rate we're going, I wouldn't be surprised if there are one or two more lambs by morning--and you know when I wake up at 2 or 3 a.m. I won't be able to go back to sleep before throwing on jacket, hat, gloves, and boots and trekking down to the barn to find out. But just to exert my authority, when I go back for one last check tonight, I'll order everyone to please cross their legs until morning.)

Lambing Season 2007 officially begins this coming Saturday, March 10th. Joe is starting to think I can't read a calendar--and I am beginning to think he might be right. All I know is that I only have one blueberry bran muffin left, and life is getting very unpredictable. I think I'd better make another batch. Or two. Or maybe three. . .

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And speaking of foodies. . . Thanks for all the great comments you left on my recent Finding More Foodies post--this 'project' has been so much fun. And for those of you who object to being called a foodie, my pal Beth (aka kitchenMage) has t-shirts and more fun stuff at CafePress for foodists and the foodarazzi. (But, like it or not, her best selling item is the 'foodie in training' infant creeper, which I adore. I've been bugging her for months to make adult-sized 'foodie in training' stuff, but she still hasn't gotten around to it. Please feel free to go over and harass her--because turnaround is fair play, right?)

3/6/07 Update: Ha ha! It worked! Click here to see all sorts 'foodie in training' items for adults. And I forgot to mention that Beth also has stuff with snappy slogans created especially for all you food bloggers out there, including 'i cook, therefore i blog' and 'eat, drink, blog.'

A year of Farm Photos ago:
3/5/06: Lounging Lambies
WDB #24: Bear The Babysitter

24 comments:

  1. Spring is like a perhaps hand
    (which comes carefully
    out of Nowhere)arranging
    a window,into which people look(while
    people stare
    arranging and changing placing
    carefully there a strange
    thing and a known thing here)and

    changing everything carefully

    spring is like a perhaps
    Hand in a window
    (carefully to
    and from moving New and
    Old things,while
    people stare carefully
    moving a perhaps
    fraction of flower here placing
    an inch of air there)and

    without breaking anything.

    e.e.cummings

    SB (kind of a lambing poem, I thought?)

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  2. Look at those babies!

    I needed something to make me smile this evening, and this certainly did the trick.

    Hope you get some sleep!

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  3. Oh, the babies are beautiful!!!

    Mazel Tov!! :)

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  4. Those are the most adorable little things! It's almost enough to make up for harassing me.

    Actually, I just got the foodie in training for adults stuff up at the shop. Bonus for shoppers: I noticed that most of my food stuff had the old prices so it's all cheaper than it will be in a day or two when I get a chance to fix it.

    I've got my legs crossed...fingers are easier to cross, ya know...

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  5. Oh my, what beauties - they made my day. Thank you and have a wonderful day too :-)

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  6. Beverley, UK3/06/2007 2:44 AM

    Aaawwwww!! Fantastic. Thanks for that. X

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  7. I wasn't able to get to the computer yesterday but I can see that it was well worth the wait this am before heading out to work. I am excited that this is my second lambing season with you. You know you can NEVER post too many pics of the babies for me. I can't wait for all the rest to come, but not before you have time to bake some more muffins!

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  8. Congratulations on the start of a busy lambing season. Luckily for us, chickens require far less night time commitment (and they generally prefer to wait until the weather is a bit warmer).

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  9. What a beautiful way to wake up in the morning!! Thank you... hope all your babies come safely and easily. Blessings.

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  10. Susan,
    Maybe it's the ewes that can't read a calendar. Did Joe ever think about that?

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  11. I wonder what kind of Mama Cary will be when her time comes? Will she be like you, so loving and attentive, or like her birth mum -- just totally confused? Mmmm, are you excited to be a Grandma in a year or a couple years (I dunno how old sheep are when they lamb...)?

    Those lambs are lovelylovelylovely. Thanks for staying up to all hours and helping them into the world!

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  12. You need "BARN CAM." Then you wouldn't have to make the trek to the barn in the middle of the night if all was quiet.

    Lovely little lambies. They look quite angelic in that photo.

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  13. Hello Farmgirl! This is my favorite time of year, when I vicariously check the barn and check the new babies with you.....hurrah for lambing season!

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  14. I've been reading your blog for a while now...just lurking sort of - but, I had to tell you what cute little babies! Oh, it makes me want to just cuddle them....

    And, I admire you for what you have done...love your recipes...

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  15. Do I get to name my baby boy?

    If I do, his name is Tiki.

    : D

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  16. Adorable. Especially when they are little like that. I need to go get a snapshot of the lil ram I am taking care of for my neighbor. I got to help in naming the little ones born this year. Sarah had twins this year - little girl is Dixie and lil boy is Oscar. The runt I will feature later is Oscar 2 (I don't know why). And yes, lil bit is fun to cuddle after getting a belly full of milk.

    Here's blessing you with a good healthy for all lambing season!

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  17. ohhh the lambing! I love the lamb cam idea in the barn, Iwould tune in for sure. Best of luck!!

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  18. Spring is back and so are the cute baby lambs! How wonderful it must be to witness such an event...

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  19. The March weather may seem lion-ish, but it's certainly coming in like a lamb at your place!

    Can't wait to see more pictures! I'm sure there are people like me who would love to hang out and help in at least one birthing day. That would be a great prize at the end of a contest.

    Can't wait to see more pictures.

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  20. I'm almost surprised that you didn't hear the "AAAAAAAAWWWWWWW!!!!" all the way from Indiana. :) They are adorable. Yours is a most heartening blog to visit, especially for a girl who longs for the time when she will have her own little place to have sheep and maybe even a Donkey like Dan.

    I completely second that emotion for a Barn Cam. I would be up in the wee hours cheering for the ewes and getting all misty-eyed over the new lambs.

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  21. Awwwh! Those little ones bring tears to my eyes! How beautiful. Thanks for sharing your barn miracles!

    Brin
    www.messythrillinglife.blogspot.com

    PS - Upon your recommendation, I planted some Baker's Creek arugula and lettuce some weeks ago. I'm so pleased! Thanks for helping guide this novice through her first vegetable garden.

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  22. Oh my! It's a dream of mine to be there when a lamb is born. I shall see it one day live but for now I get to see it through your eyes. Thank you!!!!!!

    xx

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  23. How totally sweet, I grew up in the country around all sorts of animals, but not lambs, they are precious. I love seeing all of the pictures!

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  24. I sure love the photos! Keep em coming :)
    Matt

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