By Our Fires!
Even in the Cold Time, when everything seems dead,
each moment is born after its predecessor and time
goes on: you give birth even in the poverty of winter.
...Together let us fill the long night with light,
calling all beings to warm themselves by our fires.
He'll get his shots soon and if any of you out there are looking for a purebred Scottish Blackface ram lamb for your flocks I'll refrain from castration. He is for sale if someone wants a breeding animal! Just email me or comment here with information to contact you.
I am hoping that the other Blackface Ewe will have a ewe lamb in her. This farm needs young blood and some of the older males sold off. I want to scale down to a smaller, productive, blackface flock. The only other possibly pregnant sheep is Maude but I'm not sure new life can even spawn inside something so surly. I kid. In truth Maude has never had a lamb, though many a ram has tried. Every spring she gets fat and looks pregnant but so far she's not packing anything but pounds from grain and second cut.
Bonita is t-minus two weeks I'd say! She is round as heck, udders are milking up, and I can not wait to have a kid or two in the house, milk on tap, soap in molds, cheese in the fridge, cream in my coffee…..mmmm.
Blessed, This Spring! Now smile and know we're looking for warmer days ahead!