Thursday, March 17, 2011

A lovely spring day

Today was one of those days weather wise where spring feels like it is in the air here in New England. The mom's to be were enjoying the sunshine and nice warm temperatures after all of the rain and snow we have been having, and I think maybe it feels like fresh green grass is just right around the corner finally.

Amelia looks like she is carrying twins at least.

Jewel always gets very large.

Even Sunny looked on sporting his wonderful ram shield and soaking up the rays. He's all alone now and doing very well with it. Hopefully grass will arrive soon and he can go back out with the non-bred ewes.

The garden is also showing signs of spring with buds on the trees.

And the start of bulbs emerging.

Oh yes, and the flooding of the back pasture. What we affectionately call Lake McCann. If you look closely you can see Miss Kitty one of our barn cats sitting at the waters edge.

Although with the water beaded on the bush it sure looked pretty this morning.

I hope everyone is having wonderful spring like weather where they are. We of course will probably get rain tomorrow, but for today at least all of the sheep got to sunbathe.


  1. It hasn't stopped raining for more than a few hours here for weeks, and my sheep don't want to walk through the mud to get to their lot. But I'm going to have to MAKE them go out this Sunday so I can clean the fold in preparation for Annabelle's and Bronwen's babies!

  2. It's funny you posted Sonny in a ram shield. I almost posted a picture today of Xavier in his shield! They are wonderful!

    Crystal is showing some signs of labor, so she may be the first to lamb this year! I'll post when they come.

    I'm glad you're enjoying the weather too!

  3. Shula, I just wanted to let you know that Crystal had twin ram lambs this morning. Both are black HST and were able to nurse. She did not exhibit any signs of labor last night when I locked them in at 9. I was surprised this morning!