Lambs and a License

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After joking recently that I have no qualms about having my driving privileges being revoked as it would afford me more time at home, especially during lambing, I opened a week’s worth of mail and found the notification from the State of Vermont DMV that my license had been suspended.


This put me into a bit of a tailspin while I attempted online to get things right with the Vermont DMV and the Vermont Judicial Bureau, neither of them working out.

Then the phone calls.  No one answering. Leaving messages.

Finally the returned phone call.

Turns out, my license wasn’t suspended at all.

So, I’m a bit disgruntled because happy-Farmer Tam had to chat with very unhappy Vermont Judicial Bureau-lady.  And, hello, shouldn’t happy-Farmer Tam be the one that was being unhappy?  And whilst on the phone with very unhappy Vermont Judicial Bureau-lady, I not only inwardly agonized about humanity and my own little current plight, but found there was nothing I could do to turn her frown upside-down.

So much for my plans to be a stay-at-home farmer and hitching up a buggy.  I’m back to whirlwind living.  Next time you hear from me, I will have cleansed the tension from my shoulders with lamb-tales.  They are imminent.  You can bet on it.  I promise you.  There are lambs in the extremely near future.  It’s not hype this time.

And if there aren’t, then the folks of Shaftsbury are going to wonder what that crazy lady is doing, jogging with the ewes down these bumpy dirt roads, attempting to put them into labor.


4 responses to “Lambs and a License

  1. Whow … sounds like the Farmer needs to relax just a wee little bit. Things will happen when they’re ready to happen – and not a moment sooner! Don’t stress the girls – they’re stressed enough. If you’re all keyed up you won’t be able to enjoy the upcoming events! You have all my sympathy for having to deal with the Vermont paper-pushers … I’d be interested to know what reason did they gave for having wrongly-suspended your license? Take it easy and please let us all know when you’ve got that first lamb on the ground … you’ve got a good week for it. D

  2. No fear, the girls are in the luxury suite and I’ve been giving them massages every couple of hours. They are EXTREMELY snuggly when they get this close to labor. I can gauge the due dates by it, more than bag-size, more than straining or appetite….they climb over themselves to get to me for a good rub. So, based on that behavior, I’m in for some lambs this week. As planned. Accordingly. Though I’ve been hyper-vigilant for way too long. As I always am.

    Suggesting I relax is great. But I seem to be just as wound up when my girls are going to lamb as I was when I was a young mother myself.

    We’ll let you know! Thanks for the nice note, D. I presume you folks are done by now?

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