Thursday, February 21, 2008

Our sheep broke out of their pen today and took a jaunt down the old highway. Luckily we have some great neighbors and they saw the sheep headed toward Hudson and corralled them in their yard. They checked the tags, called the brand inspector, who then called my aunt and uncle. By the time I got word, my aunt had picked up the sheep in the trailer and was waiting at our house. We then shored up the storage and I have my fingers crossed that they don't escape again. Silly sneaky sheep!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Here are a few pics of Sug (short for Sugar), the ewe we borrowed a few weeks ago to keep Baldwin company. Sug had her lambs one really cold night and lost both sheep. Though she had stopped producing milk by the time Baldwin was born, she's been a good surrogate . . . we think. Baldwin seems to have adapted fine and she's doing pretty well. She was one of our cousin's 4-H sheep, so she's really sweet and likes the be scratched and petted. For better or worse, she also likes to stand on our rickety fence, so hopefully the fence will hold out. Baldwin learned to jump up on the fence, real quick as well. Though Sug liked to push Baldwin around the first few days, they both seem to be doing fine.
Note the the new white spot on Baldwin's head. It's not a birthmark or anything, but dried milk from where he likes to pull the nipple off the bottle, thus coating himself in milk. Thank goodness it's weaning time fairly soon!

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Saturday, February 2, 2008

More Baldwin Pics

The cats keep their eyes on Baldwin. Later Baldwin takes a nap in their bed.

Baldwin is teething, and especially likes to teeth on the TV tray. He's also just very curious.

Five on Friday

1.  Look at these winter white legs out enjoying the sunshine at the dino park.  Spring has FINALLY sprung! These boys went from winter di...