Friday, February 19, 2010

Waiting for lambs

It was about this time last year that we thankfully had a few very warm days, and in those warm sunny days we had 6 lambs born! They were from 4 new ewes who we had been told were due in April! What a surprise! Our girls are supposedly all due in May but because of an accidental break out of our rams we thought we might have a few due in February. But it seems like we might be in the clear, no signs of impending labors yet!

In other fibery news, we are definitely now renovating our porch starting in March to be an awesome dyeing and wool washing studio! We're very excited about this :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's great to be a sheep in winter! This morning as I was leaving for work they were all leaping, running, butting each other and having a grand ol' time! The two new ewes are rambunctious and have even the oldest of grandmothers kicking up her heels! Tilly (the colored ewe in the picture above) was so excited (she is also quite round - adding to the humor of the experience) was just standing in one spot and leaping on all fours again and again!

The first picture is of our "guard" dog Britta - who was actually witnessed the other morning actually sitting guard along the property line! She must be growing up!

We have also added another to the family - a smallish (in comparison to Britta) black and white border collie/healer mutt was seemingly dumped off near us last weekend. He is so sweet and old that we may just need to give him a home!