Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Babies are fine
Sarah and I went out at dusk to feed and lockup the sheep. She actually only went because she knew there were baby lambs. Ewe #12 had two baby boys. They were both doing well and jumping around. Sarah's didn't make a peep, but the one I caught started bawling for momma the second its feet were off the ground. Newborn sheep don't actually bawl, they MEEP. After about a week they start to bawl. We still cannot tell when the mothers are going to give birth. I was certain that the lead ewe was going to have her babies two days ago. I did get some 2x4 lumber at the hardware store for the Jugs Sarah and I will be building this weekend. I picked up the stuff to install shelves in the furnace closet. Annmarie wants me to replace our pull out cutting board also, the veneer is coming off suddenly after 50+ years. I bought lots of odds and ends to finish out the projects for the winter. I really want to get into the upstairs bathroom and build more closet/storage space, but Annmarie is vetoing that project. She wants floors downstairs and window trim. So I am just going to finish the spare bedroom and work on the attic floor after that.