Monday, March 21, 2011

and then there were nine

95 Comments:

Blogger Eric said...

Congrats Jenna!

March 21, 2011 at 3:50 AM  
Blogger Bovey Belle said...

Aw bless! Well done!

March 21, 2011 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger Coco said...

Congratulations! Hope everyone is doing well.

March 21, 2011 at 4:00 AM  
Blogger Genevieve said...

About time! :)
Congrats.

March 21, 2011 at 4:21 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I hope he makes it... He was quickly cleaned off by him mom, I found him on my 2Am rounds. I got them into the pen (Mom followed me right in, chortling!) and then made sure he nursed and had his cord dipped in Iodine.

2 and a half hours later he has a full belly and is alseep on the hay by mom. I hope it's just a nap and not the sign of any sort of failure...

don't they always show mothers in hospitals being handed sleeping babies on TV?

I hope he is okay....

March 21, 2011 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Congratulations mom Jenna. Oh I look forward to a whole new series of lamb posts.

Your week started already splendidly.

March 21, 2011 at 4:22 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

Congratulations!

March 21, 2011 at 4:55 AM  
Blogger Chance said...

He's fine. He just got pushed out into the world, rest is a reward. Cute as a button. Congratulations Jenna!

March 21, 2011 at 5:08 AM  
Blogger Cary said...

No worries. Birthing is exhausting, from both sides. They are excellent. Mazel Tov!

March 21, 2011 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

4 hours later and they are doing great! Ear tagged, tail banded, mom and babe doing great!

March 21, 2011 at 6:08 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Jenna, the first few days they do sleep alot. They also don't nurse alot yet. But just wait. They will start running and jumpimg and nurse all day.

Congratulations on the very first Cold Antler lamb!!! It deserves a very special name now.

March 21, 2011 at 6:09 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I've been calling him Knox, as an homage to Knoxvile (the place all this started) and since he was born the night of the Vernal Equinnox

March 21, 2011 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

congrats on #9!!!!!

March 21, 2011 at 6:20 AM  
Blogger SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Next is due when?

March 21, 2011 at 6:21 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

03/24 is when 06-07 is due. She's a twin sister to Liset, I think. Liset is the wildcard.

March 21, 2011 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger jodi said...

Very cute. Congrats!

March 21, 2011 at 6:30 AM  
Blogger ELS said...

Congrats Jenna!

March 21, 2011 at 6:32 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Congratulations Jenna! sweet sweet moment.

March 21, 2011 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger karental said...

Congratulations! Remember that really bad winter? No? Same year Knox came into the world. Oh, yeah.

March 21, 2011 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Awesome and a beautiful baby. Congratulations Jenna. Thanks for the video.
Odie

March 21, 2011 at 6:39 AM  
Blogger aerogramme said...

Cheers to Knox, I hope that the next ewe will give you twins, we all know that you can use the money form the sale of the extra one later this year

March 21, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Cowgirl said...

Well worth the wait! He is doing great!

March 21, 2011 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

The plan is to keep 5 for wool, and then anything over 5 (if there are more than 5) will be traded to a neighbor's farm for hay!

March 21, 2011 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Love the name!

March 21, 2011 at 6:52 AM  
Blogger Spiderjohn said...

Excellent job! Congratulations Jenna!!

March 21, 2011 at 6:56 AM  
Blogger mmgreenough said...

Congrats Jenna! He's a beauty, love the name Knox :-)

March 21, 2011 at 6:57 AM  
Blogger Colleen said...

Jenna,

I am smiling like a fool right now. This is the first thing I read this morning -- what a nice way to start the day! Congrats, and Knox is a very handsome lamb :-)

March 21, 2011 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Tim Daughton said...

Congratulations Jenna. Try and get some sleep.

March 21, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Albert said...

Congrats.
Great video
More soon?

March 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

Congratulations!!!! Knox is a beautiful name for such a cute little lamb! I loved the video too!

March 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Rick said...

Congratulations, am very happy for you !

March 21, 2011 at 7:28 AM  
Blogger Albert said...

Congrats. Great video.
More soon?

March 21, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
OpenID barkingdoggallery said...

So happy for you and the little one!

March 21, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
OpenID barntalkblog said...

Congragulations 06-04 and Jenna!!!

-Autumn

March 21, 2011 at 7:42 AM  
OpenID barkingdoggallery said...

Sooo happy for you! Now you need to sleep!

March 21, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Welcome Knox!!! Congratulations Jenna!!!

March 21, 2011 at 7:43 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Congrats. I know you must be ecstatic. What a great tribute to all your hard work at the farm!

March 21, 2011 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Congrats! I've been anxiously checking for the good news.

March 21, 2011 at 8:18 AM  
OpenID letterboxingwithwaterlily said...

Sweet! So glad the first one went well. How exciting!!

March 21, 2011 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger Velma said...

excellent! you did it, and so did mama sheep.

March 21, 2011 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

oh, yay!!!! The long-awaited first CAF lamb!!! Hearty congratulations!!!! He's adorable!

March 21, 2011 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger daisy said...

Oh so sweet! Blessings all around!

March 21, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger mgamroth said...

Congrats!
Your lamb looks fine and Mom is gurgling to fortify the bond. That's just what happens.
The babe might be tired and I imagine that experiencing gravity for the first time takes some getting used to!
Don't forget that sheep are incredibly hardy and we really don't need to do much.

March 21, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaay! How cute! Do they typically have just singles lambs? I'm so glad your lambing has gotten off to a good start!

March 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Blogger Hound Doggy said...

WooHoo....it's great!

March 21, 2011 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Tora Consolo said...

Mazel tov! Many blessing to you all! Nice goin,

March 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Tora Consolo said...

Mazel tov, congrats and nice job!

March 21, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Fresh Eggs Farm said...

YAY! I was thinking about you through the night...so glad your first one is doing so well!!!

March 21, 2011 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger Dayle said...

Congrats!!! I could hear the pride in your voice in the video. A new era unfolds at Cold Antler!! Thanks for sharing!

March 21, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger chesapeake said...

I never thought I would be so joyous over the birth of someone else's...lamb. Hahaha!

Congratulations to you, and hearing that little bleat made me tear up!

I am so excited to be a small, passive part of watching your dreams come true. Amazing.

March 21, 2011 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Congratulations to Jenna and her ewe!! So mice that the first birth was a trouble-free one.

March 21, 2011 at 9:55 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Adorable! Congratulations!

March 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Thanks Jenna for sharing your inspirational story with the rest of us. Congrats on all that you do. (and momma sheep too.)

March 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Congratulations Jenna!!! This was the first thing I checked this morning, what a fabulous video!!!

March 21, 2011 at 10:02 AM  
Blogger Sylvan said...

HOORAY!

March 21, 2011 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

Thank you for taking the time to post this video--absolutely wonderful and what a great way to start the week.

I hope all the others come just as easily.

March 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Oh my gosh, I am sitting here WEEPING! I am so happy for you! So glad all went well and you are taking us along on this ride. Thank you!!!!

March 21, 2011 at 10:31 AM  
Blogger Cassidy said...

Congratulations!!!

March 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger CallieK said...

Yay Jenna! we're cheering for you here in Toronto this morning!

He's so cute!

March 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Margaret said...

God bless you all. Congats !

March 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
OpenID gileadgoats said...

Congrats Jenna! I love the name Knox, for so many reasons :)

Hopefully all your births will be as smooth! Well done!

March 21, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger Aila said...

Happy Birthday Knox! Looks like 06-04 is going to be a very good mama, she seemed very attentive to the lamb in the video. Congrats on your first lambing as a true-blue shepherd!

March 21, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

oooh!! hurrah!!! I just sat here and watched that wth M one of my twins who is off school with a horrid bug,it really made her smile! Mine are due end of April onwards so yours will be strapping chunky things by then {beam} we call them pie scraps when they are first born
GTM x x xx x

March 21, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Boyles Family Farms said...

Hooray!

March 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Joleen said...

Welcome to the world little Knox. Congratulations Mommy and Jenna.

March 21, 2011 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger sara amber said...

congratulations, shepherd mama!!

March 21, 2011 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger KRA said...

Yay Jenna! I remember in my childhood that the shepherd across the river just had the sheep lambing in the pasture, then when the little ones were strong enough, they'd move right along, no shelter or anything. These little ones are usually less fragile than they look. Congratulations!

March 21, 2011 at 11:23 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Congratulations on your first lamb, Jenna!

March 21, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Worm said...

Congrats, Jenna!!

March 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Your little one was born about an hour after my 7th grandbaby - a little girl! Congratulations!

March 21, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Congratulations! So excited for you and the little guy! I'm looking forward to your future posts of all the adventures the little lambs get into. Thanks for posting the video, What a pleasure to watch. I now have my coworkers asking about your blog.

March 21, 2011 at 12:32 PM  
OpenID urbanadaptation said...

Awww...congratulations!

March 21, 2011 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Sprite said...

Oh, my gosh! Congrats! What a beauty! I love that little face, and the baby "baaa" is so wonderful. It sounds like everything went smooth. I'm so happy for you! Thanks for posting a video.

March 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

Yesssssssssssss ;)

March 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger kristin said...

yeah! congrats!

March 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM  
Blogger ~ Janis said...

I am releived that all went well for all three of you!
Great name.

March 21, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Maggie in Tally said...

You're a grandma! Good strong name.

March 21, 2011 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger jim said...

congrats on being a new mom-we were wondering, just when do you find time to sleep and rest. Most of us could not keep your schedule and survive.

March 21, 2011 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger The Village Queen said...

That is so cute!! Love the vid, thanks!

March 21, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

I'm so happy for all of you at the farm animals and people. It really is spring now and we all made it through. Congratulations and the plan for the potential extra lambs is great!

March 21, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Knox is a perfect name for a perfect little lamb. So glad all went well. The snow here didn't bother me a bit knowing that the lambs have begun to arrive and spring is truely here!

March 21, 2011 at 4:37 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

I am beyond ecstatic for you and the new mamma! Glad it went so well for the first one...may all the others be just so. Welcome to the world, Knox. Congrats to CAF!

March 21, 2011 at 5:09 PM  
Blogger Aaren said...

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March 21, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Aaren said...

Yay! First full day of spring too! I'd like to come for a visit soon to see them leaping about! I'll be in touch.

March 21, 2011 at 5:25 PM  
OpenID barkingdoggallery said...

I just looked up the name Knox. It means "round-topped hill". Perfect for a baby born on a round-topped hill.

March 21, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger jules said...

YAY!! I couldn't wait to get home from work tonight to see if there were any arrivals!! Welcome to the world little Knox!

March 21, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger goatldi said...

Very cute, congratulations nothing like the first of anything pleasant!

March 21, 2011 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger jules said...

YAY!! I couldn't wait to get home from work tonight to see if there were any arrivals!! Welcome to the world little Knox!

March 21, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Congratulations! I just want to dig my fingers into his wool!

March 21, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger J. said...

Congratulations, Cold Antler Family, on your new addition! Well done!

March 21, 2011 at 10:28 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

Congrats, Jenna and 06-04. I have posted your video on my facebook page so my family can enjoy. All they hear from me is about "my girl"(Jenna). Loving the updates.

March 21, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Reason's Whore said...

Woot!

March 22, 2011 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Reason's Whore said...

If he is nursing everything is fine. If you don't see them nursing, you can try to get them to do it (difficult with a sheep). Or you can check their mouth - warm mouth = fed lamb, or so I have read in my lambing book.

March 22, 2011 at 2:02 AM  
Blogger Sherry Sutherby http://russ-stickacres.blogspot.com/ said...

Beautiful little fella. Mama is calling to get him to nurse. My husband imitates that sound (whether it is goats/cows/sheep) and uses it to call individual livestock. It's amazing how they respond to him. Try and master it~! :)

March 24, 2011 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Donna said...

Belated congratulations Cold Antler Farm! I'm so happy for you. You must have felt like you won the lottery when you found him. My daily commute is interfering with keeping up. I'll have to work on that ;)

March 24, 2011 at 10:49 PM  

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