Friday, January 25, 2013

Baby Lambs on our First Snow Day

As Murphy's Law would have it, our first lambs were born yesterday. It was a day that we woke up and found a blanket of snow on the ground. We've had a variety of weather and mama could have picked a much warmer day. It was 14 degrees yesterday and today it's 10 degrees. (The weather man says we'll have a low today of 21 degrees. Really? How does that work, if your channel says it's already 10? New Math!)
Not much, but it's pretty. (And it freezes every water line on the farm.)


Mr. Wendell and Ricky checking out the Sheep house, where they lived before we moved them to the front barn. The horses are making sure no food was left. I guess they just want to help clean up.

The watchful mama with her twins. These are the first lambs ever born on this farm. That's a big statement since this farm has been in the family since the 1680s!

Do I hear Awwwwwww?

You can see that we sectioned off this barn. There will be many more mama/baby residents soon.
It is very cold, but the barn will keep the wind off them and the straw should be a good place for the babies.

Two of our young Berkshire pigs find sunbathing a great way to get warm.

The jolly-but-cold green giant in the pasture is Molly Lu.

Molly and Chip are happy to have their new Christmas blankets with the cold temperatures. Funny- Chip is afraid of Molly's blanket.  ???

I'm off to put the tea kettle on the stove and have some tea. Have a wonderful weekend, my friends!

36 comments:

  1. The pioneer lambs are just precious. Thank you for sharing them. And you can tell Chip I don't blame him for being a little scared of that neon green blanket. Haha! Bet Molly thinks she's pretty special in it, though. : )
    Keep warm!
    ~Elizabeth

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  2. Okay, so I want some lambs now! Seriously! I must speak to the hubs. They are A-dor-a-ble! Happy weekend backatcha girl.

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  3. You get a big AWWW from me. I just love the little lambs. Hope it warms up for you soon.

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  4. oh my they are the cutest things! stay warm and I hope you enjoy your cup of tea.
    Sounds good to me.

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  5. Yes, you're right. It has been a fluke looking for pink objects!
    How sweet your animals are??? I love the sea but if I could have so many animals I could live in the country. How lucky you are! Have a nice WE.
    Bogomilla

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  6. Those lambs are so absolutely adorable. Oh wow! How special. What do you raise sheep for? Meat?

    I can't believe that farm has been in the family for that long. What a legacy!

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  7. Congratulations Patrice for having your first set of lambs on your farm. Have you thought of naming them yet. What gender??

    I think that I would love looking after lambs as they are so small and cute. I love the baa baaaaa sound. Enjoy your new residents.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  8. The lambs really are adorable! We don't have snow here in Missouri, but it has been very, very cold. Stay warm this weekend!

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  9. I know animals are a ton of work but boy they sure look cute! Around here I always see lambs in the spring. Is it common to have/breed them in the winter? Just curious I am a town girl and just watch them when I drive past the farms, lol.

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  10. they're beautiful. congratulations!

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  11. The lambs are so precious!!! We've got an ice storm here....and predictions of snow on top of this. Next week, they're predicting thunderstorms. Crazy weather!!! The snow on your farm looks beautiful, though. HOPE you have a great weekend!!!

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  12. Patrice, these photos are all so precious. Baby lambs are sooooooo adorable. I would be wanting to cuddle and kiss them! I love your header, too. Stay warm. xo

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  13. Thanks for the lamb pics. My lambies are due at the end of march and I keep looking at the ewes tummies and wondering how many lambs each one is having. I guess the snow could be alot worse and the barn looks lovely and cosy so the lambies wont mind too much. I cant wait till my little lambies are spinging about the place but your pics will keep me going till then.

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  14. awwwwwww, they are so cute! I'm sure you named them Snowball and Snowflake in honor of the first snow! teehee

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  15. OMG!! the second i somehow stumbled on to your blog, i bookmarked the page, became a follower, and just got so excited knowing how much my little grnd kids are gonna love your blog too! wonderful pics that just made me smile! tx soooo much for sharing! warm aloha to you, angi in hana

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  16. ahhhh love those precious twin baby lambs! I wish I was visiting at your place today! I want some snow please!

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  17. Very cold but very pretty. Those are the cutest lambs and what a pretty Momma. Well try and stay warm.

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  18. Oh, I love this post! I wish I could be there! Stay safe & warm, and keep us posted.

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  19. A definite Awwwww from the neck of the woods! These lambs are *adorable* ... and so fortunate to have a place inside, rather than being out in the snow.

    Fab photos :)

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  20. what do folks say in these situations?? Congrats, i'm guessing. that's so exciting. they are so cute!! enjoy these precious moments. ( :

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  21. Gorgeous! Enjoy them & the snow! xx

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  22. The first thought in my mind was, 'How are you keeping all the animals warm?" I would worry about that all season long. And then worry about the excessive heat in the summer. I just couldn't live on a farm. I'd worry about the animals too much and have to bring them in the house and that wouldn't work at all. LOL The lambs are so cute!

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  23. Definitely a big AWWWW! from me. The lambs are so sweet!
    Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

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  24. Dearest Patrice,
    I just stopped by from Barbara's blog regarding your little lambs.I just curious with your farm. Oh ..fantastic..they are soooooooo sweet and adorable. I wish I could touch them and also talk with wendell to give him my sweet carrots from my little potager ;)
    beautiful and wishing you a beautiful weekend

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  25. Awwwwww I love this time of year I am talking about the birthing season not the what the heck my nose fell off and when is it going to warm up again season. Congrats on the new life. B

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  26. Mama and babies look very good! They look very comfortable in the deep straw.
    I'm hoping for some warmer weather in the very near future...

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  27. Hahahaha... that is so funny that Chip is afraid of Molly's blanket. And yes! You did hear an AWWWWWW or two!

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  28. Congrats on the new lambs! So cute!

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  29. You snow pictures are lovely, and those little lambs- stinkin adorable!
    See you again soon.
    Becka @ Girasole Farm

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  30. Welcome to the world little ones,my they're sweet. Nice blankets for Molly and Chip they must really enjoy them during your cold snap. Beautiful pictures thank you for sharing. Take care!

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  31. Patrice, lovely photos and cute lambs; I do miss lambs but not enough to actually go through all that again -grin-. It still cold and my bathroom hot water line froze but God and I got it unfrozen after about six hours.
    Providing and Protection...

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  32. I'm visiting from Grow Your Blog - how lovely to live with these pretty creatures although I am sure it is hard work too - the horses and lambs are so sweet - lovely to visit your blog. Betty

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  33. And this is why I could never live on a farm. Those little babies would be in my house where things were warm. Or the barn would be sealed up tight and heated. I am sooooo not a good farm girl.

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