Tuesday, March 9

Tuesday Dose of Cute:
The 2010 Lambing Season Has Begun!

(3:30pm) Welcome to Babyland

(5:30pm) Cute, Cute—and Hungry, Hungry!

The short version is that our lambing season has started several weeks earlier than originally planned, and this Katahdin hair sheep mama and her twin lambs, who were born just before we got back from town (of course), are doing just fine. The brown one is a boy, and the white one is a girl.

The longer version—in which I explain just what the heck is going on, and ply you with more lambie cuteness—will have to wait until tomorrow, as we're heading back out, in the opposite direction this time, to hunt down yet more tractor parts—for both of our vintage tractors.

The question is, Will there be more lambs waiting for us when we get home?

Can't wait for the cute? These should hold you over for a while:

Lambing Season 2006 Photos & Reports
Lambing Season 2006 Part 2
Lambing Season 2006 Part 3
Lambing Season 2007 Photos & Reports
Lambing Season 2007 Part 2
Lambing Season 2008 Part 1
Lambing Season 2008 Part 2
Lambing Season 2008 Part 3
Lambing Season 2009
Lambing Season 2009 Part 2

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  1. Gotta love this time of year! Congrats to another year of babies on the ground :)~ Liz

  2. omg..really -just omg. Some things are just too cute and an omg will have to suffice.

    Vintage does sound much better than broken down. As a matter of fact I do believe the'70 Pontiac Firebird we brought when we got married in '82 qualified as "vintage" too although at the time I just called it the Flintstonemobile due to the large holes in the floorboard that you could use to drag your feet along the ground to stop the car in case the brakes gave out.

  3. O my goodness! I have never seen anything more precious!!! Thanks for sharing. Just wish I was there to play with your new babies!!!!


  4. The babies are adorable, congratulations! And your photos are fantastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to take such great pictures. It lets us non-farm folks enjoy the cuteness too.

  5. *Gasp!* This is totally amazing. Like - TOTALLY AMAZING! I can't even tell you how it makes me feel.

  6. awwww they are so cute!!

  7. they are so adorable! what letter will these be? I've got to start thinking up names to submit! :)

  8. I love the brown one. I know I shouldn't have favorites but he is just to cute. Congratulations!

  9. Oh what cuties, off and running it seems. Will the little girl be perminate. If so you will have to document those spots for us. will they stay or will they go????

  10. If that little black lamb with the extra cute pink nose needs some more snuggle time, because Mama is busy with two babies, feel free to send him out here to California. It's the least I could do to help out! :)

    Hmmm, I wonder if lambs like the beach?

    Good luck with the lambing season, and your tractors too. Let the games begin!

  11. I am in love with that brown one!! Cute!

  12. I am IN LOVE!!!!! They are so adorable - mere words don't even come close to how sweet they are!!
    Congratulations to all of you.

  13. So cute! I know you have your naming schemes, but I would not be able to resist naming these two
    Chocolate and Vanilla!


  14. CountryMidwife3/09/2010 7:41 PM

    Cocoa AND Cream??!! I didn't know twins could be so varied!! Adorable.

    Thanks for the help with the baby goats, Kristin. All 8 are doing well so far, though they're all still in one big stall with all the mommas. Amazing how they know their babies! Must be scent, ie, from your mamma sheep's licks?

  15. Susan - those Katahdin are the niftiest addition to your sheep raising - absolutely gorgeous babies - remarkable looking. Wow. Thanks for sharing - lambing season is the affirmation God's in His heaven and all can be right in your world. New life - such a rush! Our goat babies are all over a month old now and just doing the springing dance all over our pasture.

  16. I love the way the little gal waits her turn to nurse.... adorable!

  17. CountryMidwife3/10/2010 9:25 AM

    Whaaaa! Susan!!!!! Sorry!!!! (getting my two farmie blogs confused before I had enough coffee...)

  18. oh they are so cute, I just want to snuggle them! :D

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  20. Ahh, they are so darn cute. Thanks for sharing the pictures with all of us even when you are so busy doing other things. This is a busy time of year, and hope you have some more new arrivals soon.

  21. I am moving to a farm in two weeks and am SO excited...my adventures will soon start...I am wondering by you guys decided to have Katahdin sheep? What do you think of them?

  22. oh my goodness - new life, how amazing and beautiful. My Dad used to raise shropshires? Is that right...with the black face? Our neighbors have some too and I love watching them...wish we lived close to you, my kids would love to see all the new lambs. My hubs uncle breeds and sells foxtrotters in Cabool...hubs is a big MO lover.

  23. That is WAAAAY to much cuteness in one place. How do you stand it??? I would be puddles of goop.....never leaving the barn!!!

  24. Hi Everybody,
    Thanks for all the comments. So glad you're enjoying the newborn cute! Maybe it's just because these twins are the first lambs of the season, but they seem extra cute to me. And yes, it is hard to stand all the cute sometimes - and tear myself away from the barn! : )


    Glad to hear the baby goats are doing well. Yes, the mamas know their babies (and the babies know their mamas) by smell.

    We're really happy so far with our Katahdin sheep. You can read all about why we added them to our flock here.

  25. Oh my gosh, that is just too adorable!


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