Monthly Archives: May 2013

Lambs Frolicking in the Pasture

All the lovely lambs are out of the birthing jugs and frolicking freely in the tall, clean pasture. Their mamas are happily grazing, nursing, sleeping, and trying to keep up with their babies as they discover every rock and stick, and rodent hole in their one-acre home. It’s been three days of late night, and early morning, checks on the still-pregnant ewes, but so far nothing new.

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Late night birth; glad I checked on the ewes before going to bed

I had to assist a bit by breaking the sack away from the second lamb’s face (a ram) while Joanie continued to clean her firstborn. Belle and Bradley, welcome to Bear Creek Farm.

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Doris graced us with twins this evening

We’ve named them Angie and Ace. The little ewe lamb has a face just like her mom’s along with very clean and balanced spots. I’m concerned Ace doesn’t have enough color to be registered. At first glance he seems to have a wonderful texture and quality to his fleece, and nicely spaced four-horns.

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The Farm is Heavy with Fertility

Pregnant ewes are fat with life, the garden lush with lettuce. We are sustained from within and around.

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Welcome to the Accidental Farmer

May Day seems like a fine day to go public with my farm journal. So, welcome to The Accidental Farmer.

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