Last year's lambs ~ now & then

2013 lambing is only 8 weeks away.
Last year our sheep lambed in February 
but it was so cold.  We decided lambs being born on green grass would be better ~ for them and us.

As we look forward to the lambing season, I thought it might be fun to look back and see how last year's lambs have grown up.

Daffodil was the first animal born on our farm.
She's grown into a really nice four horn ewe.

Daylily, her twin, looks like a b-i-g girl but she's full of fleece.

Hawthorn has grown quite a set of horns. 

Pistache is a real character but he's lacking a good fleece.

Little Periwinkle just came back to the farm last week.  Boy, has she grown up!  She was the smallest lamb and now she is the biggest.  I've also found it interesting that her horns look the same as her mother's even breaking off the same one. 

Last, but never least, Zinnia, always the first one to the fence when we go out there.

It really has been a learning experience to have lambs and watch them grow over the last year.  We feel better prepared to make wise decisions about the lambs that are to come.

Can't wait for the cuddly little things to hit the ground!
April 1st is the first due date...

Know that the Lord, He is God! 
It is He who made us, and we are His;
we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Psalm 100:3


  1. I've been following your blog for some time now and really enjoy it. We are in calving season right now and I've thought the same thing (about the cold)... shooting for green grass babies next year too! But the babies are so precious - nothing like it. I was raised around sheep and cattle both and I have to admit that there is probably nothing more precious than a baby lamb! :-) Thanks for the fun post.

  2. I can't believe you are preparing for a 2nd set of lambs. My, how time flies! They are all so cute!

  3. I really enjoyed this post. I have taught many students and I always want to know what chapter they are on in their lives. This post is the same. I appreciate that you followed up. I remember last year being excited with every lamb, because they are so cute and distinct. Glad they are still aorund and that you are still enjoying the journey.

  4. If Pistache doesn't have a good fleece... what is in store for him regarding the future ?

    1. Unfortunately, he will make it to the dinner plate. A few of them will actually. New lambs in a few weeks will make it easier to let them go this summer. It's just part of shepherding.


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