Wednesday, March 8

Counting Sheep, Not Getting Much Sleep

A Little Update

Lambing Season Can Be Awfully Tiring. . .

. . . For Everyone

So here is what has been happening on the farm.

On Sunday, ten-year-old Mary (pictured above) had itty bitty twins.
On Monday, Frederica had a humongous baby boy.
On Tuesday, first time mother Annie (and my other 2004 orphan bottle baby along with Teddy) had a little baby boy.

Things have been crazy but wonderful. Who needs sleep? I'm running on adrenaline and lamb kisses. So, for those of you who are keeping track of this stuff, here is the current tally:

Six ewes have given birth to 8 live lambs--five boys and three girls. There are still 20 (or so) rapidly widening, pregnant ladies out there.

And for those of you who are tired of wool and are wondering where the food is on this food blog (and if lambing season is ever going to end), please believe me when I say that I had every intention of writing about a sweet new recipe yesterday, but babies always win out over biscotti (even if it is Toasted Almond & Chocolate Chip). Soon.

In the meantime, if all of this sweetness is giving anyone sugar cravings (besides me), I invite you to peruse the Farmgirl Fare archives and perhaps discover (or re-discover) a new favorite. All of the recipes are listed in the sidebar under 'Previous Posts.' Might I suggest Mexican Monkey Cake, Emergency Chocolate Cake, or a batch of Crazy Cookies?

As for me, it's back down to the barn. Lamb kisses are on the menu for dessert tonight.


  1. Those wonderful brown lambie eyes looking back at me just melt my heart. I bet you are every bit as exhausted as those moms and babies. I hope you can bet some rest so you can take lots more farm pictures! I just can't get enough. Do you need big city pictures to make us even? Ah, forget it where you live is much more interesting and REAL.

  2. I remember this time of the year growing up on the farm, it sure sounds just as busy!

  3. You haven't lost us, FG! We love animal updates! Do you want Max yet?

  4. Just when I think it can't get any cuter you come out with a precious shot like that! Such an adorable ball of wooly cuteness!

  5. Hi Vickie,
    Big city pictures would be great. Think bread bakeries. Ocean shots are always nice, too. This California girl has been landlocked for 12 years. : )

    Hi Joe,
    And are you remembering why you left the farm, too? : )

    Hi Jeff,
    LOLOLOL you crack me up. You KNOW Joe is going to come back and read that Max comment and you are going to be so busted trying to pawn off the pets again.

    So, does he have any useful skills? (Max, I mean. Joe is a genius in the kitchen--we'll take him anytime.)

    Hi Sunidesus,
    Just when I am afraid people are probably gagging over yet another cute lamb photo, I get positive reinforcement from you and Vickie. Thanks! They really are irresistible when they're so tiny. : )

  6. Hope all the mommies and babies are doing well. Cuteness prevails this time of year.

    I saw some babies in a field as I was driving somewhere the other day. I was surprised to see how little they are. I don't know why.

    Do you do something with their wool? I've been meaning to ask that for ages.

  7. "Toasted Almond & Chocolate Chip" should be the twins' names. Really.

  8. I've been having a tough week and the lamb pictures make me smile. Keep 'em coming!

  9. I hope you are fulfilling your daily requirement for cappucinos!!! Wishing you a restful weekend (before the next round?)!!!!!

  10. I gave my mum 3 lambs for mothers day 06, they are called:Storm,Oscar and Cocoa.they are so sweet!!!!!!
    Did you know?
    lambs are like dogs they think they are part of the human family!

  11. I think you are really willing to give all your time to lambs and ewe's.I have to wake up in the middle of the night to feed the lambs I gave my mum for mothers day 06 but I always manage to get some sleep. You must be supergirl you scarcely sleep!


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