Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Wild and Wooly Weekend.



Lambing season is going to start any minute.

More photos below. . .






Can you tell?

© FarmgirlFare.com, where it was -2F when I hiked down to check the barn full of pregnant sheep last night at 10pm and -7F when I headed back down there again at 4:30am. After assuring myself that thankfully nothing was going on, I asked all the girls to kindly hold off on having any babies until this weekend, when it's supposed to get up into the 50s. And then to please make it quick, since it's supposed to drop back down below zero early next week. Hooves crossed for a very busy next few days. If you need me, I'll probably be down at the barn!

15 comments:

  1. Stay warm and good luck. Hoping lots of healthy lambs are coming your way!

    Winnie

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  2. May you get your wishes, Susan... We're -26F (earlier today) up here in northwest Minnesota, with a couple of nanny goats we're waiting on to drop...

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  3. Those are some very pregnant ewes! Cannot wait for lamb photos :)

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  4. They look like they are ready to be done! Hopefully you have baby lambs now.

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  5. I'm looking forward to seeing those cute little lambs.

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  6. gosh, it is still January, can't believe you are getting ready for lambing season already. Is February always your most active month for lambs? I hope it warms up soon for all of us, has been zero to subzero for quite a while here in upstate NY. Wishing all of you warm and woolly things!

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  7. Hoping weather cooperates with their schedule. I've seen some grisly photos this winter.

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  8. Any news on the new lambs yet? I hope it's a little warmer for you. It is -9 degrees at 8:45am today (now) here in s.e. Michigan. Much too cold for anyone.

    Best wishes to all of you and keep us posted!

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  9. I love the faces of the ewes. They look at you so trustingly. You have a big responsibility to help them through their ordeals. Good luck and God bless.

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  10. My oh my, you have some mama's in the making there. Good luck with the birthing!

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  11. Those are some seriously lumpy ladies! The last photo of the ewe with the forlorn face and droopy ears looks *EXACTLY* the way I felt when I went overdue with my lambs. "Can this please be over soon? Please?"

    Sue

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  12. Oh I was looking for "baby news" ! Hope all is well!

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  13. I hope the silence means you are so busy with obstetrics you have no time for posting. I love these gravid ewe pictures, they look so resigned to their discomfort. And your condensed flock consists of some very lovely sheep!

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  14. Just stopping in to say "Hi" and I hope it warmed up for you guys (and the very pregnant ewes) and the lambing all went smooth!

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  15. Whoa! Those are some big mamas! Most look just about ready to pop! You'll be busy for awhile.

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