Over here, kid.
There we go.
Eugenie and Baby Gigi
I'm so touched by your outpouring of kind and comforting words after the loss of our dear Annette. Thank you. Many of you have asked about her twins. All of this year's lambs are mostly weaned (that's a whole other blog post), and are doing fine.
Annette spent her last day in the barn, and when I brought her little white boy in to be with her, she visibly improved. He parked his butt directly in front of the fan I'd set up to help cool Annette and happily munched on hay. Her black ewe lamb is one of the biggest and best looking of this year's bunch, and I have high hopes for her. If all goes well, we'll breed her in the fall of 2011, and she'll become a mother herself the next spring (when we'll already be up to the 'I' names!).
I'm hoping to have a chance to answer your other questions later today in the comments section of Monday's post about Annette. In the meantime, I'm still looking back through lambing season photos and smiling back the tears.
We do it often on the farm, but it's never easy saying goodbye:
4/12/06: Hearts & Rocks & Numbers & Thoughts
4/12/06: Shepherd's Nightmare
10/18/06: My Little Girl is Growing Up
11/29/06: Goodbye to Lindy the Chicken
6/7/07: Farm Life, Farm Love, Farm Loss
6/14/07: Saying Another Goodbye
3/13/08: Cary, No Baby
1/27/09: Losing Lambs and Lottie
12/26/05: In Loving Memory of My Brother
But the sadness is always outweighed by the cute!
You'll find a roundup of 2010 lambing season photos here.
You can get to know our Crazy Daisy Great Pyrenees here.
Live, laugh, and love with Australian/English Shepherd Lucky Buddy Bear here and see him in full Nanny Bear mode here.
© 2010 FarmgirlFare.com, the real life foodie farm blog where I love the top two photos but never posted them because of that big pile of donkey doo in the second one. But then I told myself that was so stupid because (hello!) this is a farm, and manure happens all the time. It also happens to provide the best organic fertilizer for my kitchen garden. I love the stuff!