Thankfully everyone around here is well along in getting better. This weekend we were pretty low key because we’re still trying to keep the kiddos mostly inside. The weather is lovely, but with allergies and pneumonia, that cool, damp breeze is probably bad news.
So we celebrated Penny’s 1st birthday, and had a little bit o’luck come at dusk on Saturday evening.
We had 15 lambs right at first, and now we seem to have a late group of 6 ewes that we’ve been waiting on for several weeks. I’m hoping this little girl is a signal that our late group is all about to go.
Her momma is the ewe we call “Naked Neck.” That silly sheep insists on shoving her head through the woven wire fence to eat from the far side and rubs all the wool off her neck. She’s the only one that does that and she’s got it down to a science. A certain twist and pop. She’s never gotten stuck. (There’s another plus for horned sheep–they can’t get their heads through the fence!)
So our count is 15 total, 3 ewe lambs (that would be the girls) and 12 ram lambs (those would be the boys). And I’m still waiting on 5–although one is so small I’m not sure she’s breed. My late group is mostly cross-breds, ewe lambs (firs timers) from last year, and one Hog Island ewe. Considering that, I’m expecting mostly single lambs. And this would be the group that would give me trouble if we were going to have it too. All my trusty, mature Clun Forest ewes have lambed already with no problems.
So I’ll be glad when these late bloomers get to it and are done.
I also managed to get my under-the-sink cabinet scrubbed and cleaned out, several loads of laundry done, our new-from-the-garage bathroom cabinet scrubbed down and moved upstairs, and I made sweet and sour crock-pot pork for dinner on Sunday. (I was rather proud of that one–it’s something completely new for us!)
The Cowboy was particularly out of sorts by Sunday–having been cooped up for days inside. It was a very challenging day, parenting-wise, but his temper tantrums showed me that he’s definitely feeling better and we can start getting back to our normal routine.
How was your weekend? Anything exciting or particularly successful?