Bundle up and get outside, and if you’re housebound, watch Iris the very pregnant Cotswold, and the other sheep, on the LambCam. Until Iris has those babies and everyone is safe and sound, I won’t be able to exhale. Iris is 9 years old and has never lambed, the barn is in the single digits at night, and she’s so ginormous that she creaks and groans just to walk or recline. Sometimes I have to mute the sound on the LambCam because it’s so distressing to listen to. I notice that during the day, though, she moves around less noisily. So I’m wondering…maybe she has allergies?!
Anyway, enjoy the photos from today’s farm-walk:
Princess Peppermint, Princess-of-quite-a-lot, Pep-Pep-Pep-it-up, Peppy, Peppermint, the Pepster – don’t be shy about your breakfast, now.
Mini Donkey ears for miles.
Silver in the snow
you wish you could do this with your ears!
They sachet when they walk
Kalinka! Kalinka! Kalinka!
Laird, the Shetland wether, in the snow – my little buddy.
the Shetland boys – Ninian, Lincoln, Nigel & Neville
Custer, the Shetland ram, in the snow. Better than in the barn. Shetland rams don’t like ‘structures’, they tend to ram them. But Custer is as sweet as anything, aside from that bit.
I asked the Muppets to smile for the camera
Thimble, as nimble as she needs to be. She hates her arthritis pills. Only took her three days to figure out my trick. Now what am I going to do?
Blossom is not feeling well. Her foot is warm and I think it’s injured beyond the trimming I gave the other day. Dr. Kyle is coming out today to check her out.
Runout Gang of sheep, alpaca and goats
Wendy, Lily & Pansy the Shetland ewes
Daughter & Mother, Petal & Pansy, the Shetland ewes
Peter Pan is sweet on Hester, so sweet in fact, that he’s been quite unchaperoned at night.
Latte peeking out of the stall
Hayden is healing from a meningeal parasite infection. I think today is the last day he has to have ‘stall time’, though, because he’s made huge improvements!
Iris the Cotswold ewe’s behind – because it shows how we ‘crutched’ her fleece so that the babies can nurse with ease and also her behind is cleaner without all that excess wool. Lambing will be easier. She needs all the help she can get.
Cotswold Latte, feeling fine
Iris, so pregnant
Iris, just smelling the snowflakes
Lavender & Mister K
Wilbur the White Alpaca