Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pasture Happenings


Things are greening up, including the pastures. We still have a round bale out for the sheep and goats to eat, but they ignore it for the most part. Green grass is more preferable.




We found Newt, our bottle baby a new home. He went to a Michigan Farm as a fiber "pet". He will be missed...   His adventures can be followed at Davis Dirt Farms








We still have a few lambs that are being supplemented with a bottle a day. They are out on  pasture with their dams, the ewes are our aged ladies and they need a little help keeping up with twins.

This guy "Janson" was not happy when he realized Delaney was carrying a camera and not the anticipated bottle. I love that face!



The goats have not been on my good side. They have been such trouble makers! That is life, when you raise goats....



This little guy, was born Thursday, to Ethel, a first time mother. I am happy we were here for the birth. I knew she was in labor, and it was her first time, so I kept my eye on things. I went out when I seen that she had lambed. The lamb was pretty non responsive. I cleared his mouth, and after a few minutes of stimulation, he started making noise and was holding his head up. I let Ethel take over. I stuck around until he was standing up. Thankfully, he is doing fine. Now, he just needs to grown into those ears :)




The March Lambs are growing like weeds. They spend their days frolicking around the pastures.




We have two more ewes that we are waiting on to lamb, and our 2015 lambing year will come to a close.

After the long season of winter chores, this time of year is like a breath of fresh air.




12 comments:

  1. Oh I love your babies and bottle feeding I do know how much fun that is. Great shots. Hug B

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    1. Your bottle babies are a lot bigger than ours :) but still adorable!

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  2. Love it! And yes, that lapse to take a breath is well deserved ~ enjoy.

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    1. Thank you :) I always enjoy this time of year!

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  3. I had to laugh at the one wanting a bottle vs. a photo taken. All I have to do is click the coke bottles together, and all the kids come running. It's their dinner bell so to speak.

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    1. Yes, it doesn't take long for them to figure it out :)

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  4. What a great post! It's so neat to be able to read about the cycles of life with sheep/goats :-)

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    1. Thank you! I love spring with the lambs.

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  5. I just ADORE those sheep faces!

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  6. I just love all of the newbie pics you post this time of year! They all have such expressions on their faces! I keep wanting to get some goats, but they seem like such trouble makers, think I will wait awhile.

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    1. Goats can be wonderful, we have had some sweethearts :) But, some can be a little more trouble...

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