Baa Baa, the web's most famous ewe!
Lambies are being born to the yearling ewes this month. The yearlings do not always have babies because of their youth, but since our lambs are born in February, they are older and their bodies are mature enough for breeding. If we breed them to lamb in May sometimes they will "catch" and conceive. The majority of them did and here they are, doing their job out on the grassy, green pastures. Aren't they pretty against that lush green?
I went up to Dick's Pasture tonight to check on them and thought I saw a ewe, dead on her back. Then I thought I saw her leg move a very little bit so I drove over to her and got out to see. Sure enough, she was alive, but had probably been there a while. I flipped her up on her legs and she toddled off. She was an older ewe and super-big and pregnant. It happens sometimes when a pregnant ewe lay down, she has a hard time getting back up. I hope she'll be ok. Sometimes when a ewe is on her back for too long, her equilibrium gets all wonky and she end up on their back again. We will have to watch for her.
I was in town today visiting the "townie grandgirls" and shopping for flowers at the farm/ranch store. As we were waiting in line to buy our flowers, the girls pulled me over to see the baby ducklings. They were very sweet, but the cutest, most interesting thing to me was this Siamese cat who was stretched out over the screen that covered the ducklings. I'm sure it was a warm, cozy place for her to nap, but I thought it was so funny -- like "the fox guarding the hen house."
My gardens are all planted to capacity now and the new hay field is planted too so all that's left to do is pray for rain. As green as it is, we are seeing signs of it drying up and the reservoirs could sure use a topping off. A good inch of rain would do us just fine right about now. We've got chances for rain most of this week so we are hopeful.
Tomorrow I'll plant a few flower pots with one of my favorite front porch flowers -- red geraniums. I picked up some white wave petunias to mix in with them. Can't wait to show you! Until later, thank you for stopping in to say Hi!