Monday, March 30, 2009

They're here! Flopsy had triplets this moorit ewe, one moorit ram and a very dark brown...(possibly even black!) ewe lamb. It was hard even thinking of going to work today....just wanted to stay and snuggle with the little ones! Well, there will be time to play and more little ones to come.....Toots is pretty "round" and Lorna is looking ready, too. I think our Nubian goat Trinket will be next, though. She 's hanging out in the barn and doesn't seem too interested in being around the others right now....she's settling in.... more cute babies!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Now isn't this the cutest little "lamb" you've ever seen? This is my grandson Eliot Graham Bernard.....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

No, this isn't a headless's our wide load, Flopsy! She's still hanging in there! Her buddy, Aster, is always close by for moral support. What do you think??? Twins???
Nice day, but blustery! Everyone loves being outside...can't wait for "real Spring" to arrive, know, robins, warm breezes, green grass!! Timone, the llama, still sleeps right in the doorway every night. Good thing! Last night we heard the coyotes singing....not a tune I enjoy hearing! Our Nubian, Trinket, is due in a couple of weeks...hope the weather breaks warm by then! Flopsy is still in a holding pattern

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring is definately in the air! Flopsy and Toots are hanging out doubt talking about swollen ankles and such. Not too many more days till the first lambs are due.....I'm getting sooooo excited!!! We're now on watch.....checking the barn at night before going to bed and, I have to admit, the mother thing is back. You know how a mother can hear a pin drop in the next the middle of a thunderstorm?? Well....I can look out my bedroom window and see the barn and can open the window a crack and hear a panting ewe!! Yup...I'm in Mom mode! I'm ready!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

This is what came of our outing last Saturday-our new black ewe Licorice and she is BLACK! Finally got a halfway decent picture of her....can barely see her eyes! She is very sweet, too. I can't wait to see how she looks this Fall.....oh, do I have plans! One of our rams is an exquisite gulmoget, Sunapee....I have a feeling those two will be an item!

Cody our Pyrenees is probably one of the few that is still enjoying the snow! This picture was taken just a week ago....notice his front legs? It's still quite deep out in the pasture! Yesterday we had rain and today we have pretty much everything is either like cement or glass now! In no time at all, the roads will be posted and we will be dealing with MUD...MUD...and MORE MUD! Ahhhhh....Spring. Gotta love it! Once the lambs are here, everything will be fine. I will spend every moment I possibly can in the barn with the THAT will put a smile on even the grumpiest face!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How can you NOT love a winter sunrise? This is what greeted us this morning when we got up.....nuff said?

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's snowing again!!!! We had two good & sunny days and were able to set up a couple of lambing pens and get the barn cleaned...just in case someone (Flopsy) just can't wait. Boy, is she big! She looks like she ought to have a "wide load" sign attached to her backside! I'm getting more and more anxious to see what we get for lambs this year. Last year, we only had three lambs, but we bred six ewes this Fall....Flopsy, a black ewe and Aster, an emsket ewe, are new to the flock this year, so it's going to be exciting to see what we get! Don't you love surprises? It feels like Christmas all over again!
Well....Ken just re-filled the birdfeeders...again. There seem to be alot more birds they know something we don't? Sure do hope so!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Today was a glorious day! You could actually feel Spring in the air.....great day for a road trip! And that's just what we did! Of course there was a motive for all of this.....SHEEP! We met a great kid who is involved in 4H with his Shetlands and purchased a nice little black ewe lamb from well as her "buddy" wether, Twilight. It's nice to know there are still "younguns" out there who love these wonderful little sheep and want to show them, spin their delightful fleeces and just enjoy having them on their farms and in their lives. Nice to know you Rex!!! And, Mom, you're doing a great job with proud! We will get some pictures of Licorice and share them, but just got back in from the barn...did a last check on everyone. It's raining now. Time to change the clocks and head off to bed.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Day one...

Okay, folks....let's get going! Ken and I have a small farm located in Center Sandwich NH, a little off the beaten path, but just up the road from the CornerHouse Inn. (If you haven't been there, well, you don't know what you're missing!) Our herd of Shetlands is a delight! We can look out our window and observe their antics daily....Kiah and her "big brother" Timone, the Llama, are particularly amusing....wish you could see them! We are expecting our first lambs in just a few weeks and will try to post pictures in a timely fashion so you can enjoy!
Would love to hear from friends...old AND new!!

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Ken and I live on a small farm in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire in an area surrounded by lakes and mountains. We have 30 Shetland sheep , 2 llamas...Sam and Tim, 3 dogs, 40+ chickens and an assortment of ducks, geese and guinea hens. Life is sometimes hectic, but always good at Kindred Spirit Farm!