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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Things are pretty Spiffy

Every kid needs a kid, especially a bottle-fed one in the house.

I'm starting to feel like I'm living the movie Babe, except there's a vacant mobile home cropped out of my frame.

Add sheep midwife to my resume.

The lamb was accepted by the mama after I brought her back up the hill. She'd rolled down a few tumbles right after being born, still in the amniotic sac. That's her twin brother in the foreground.

We've acquired twenty eight animals in three weeks! I know what you're thinking, "Rookies." Well, I wouldn't say we were totally Green Acres — I mean, we do own a feed store, which makes us a little less green don't you think? I bet you didn't know that little tidbit.

Here are the recent additions:
6 Ewes (two pregnant)
7 Lambs
4 Lambs born at our house
9 Laying hens
1 Rooster
1 Bottle-fed goat named Spiffy-Lu

Things are Spiffy at the Ranch.



Blogger leah said...

i find this very wonderful. and i love your love of it.

Thu Jan 21, 05:13:00 PM PST  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Hey cool! I'm very excited about the ranch news, I've been wondering about you!!! And I did know that little fact!

Thu Jan 21, 07:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger Sonya said...

Spiffy-Lu is so cute. I need to visit. That's just the type of person I am - cute baby goats just seal the deal.

Thu Jan 21, 07:32:00 PM PST  
Anonymous Lori said...

fantastic :^)

Fri Jan 22, 02:18:00 PM PST  
Blogger futuregirl said...

I can't wait to see the animals!!!

Thu Jan 28, 01:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger Tess said...

This is so wonderful!!!!

Fri Jan 29, 10:10:00 PM PST  
OpenID stonemaven said...

My kidding doesn't start until next month thank goodness. Most of our really bad weather will be over by then hopefully.
You know, Spiffy-Lu is going to need a little goat buddy when she gets older. Goats and sheep need a different mineral mix, (copper toxic to sheep, etc. I'm sure you already know) and if she's anything like my flock of spoiled brats, she won't like to be separated from her friends to get her minerals.
Good luck on your lambing!

Mon Feb 15, 08:49:00 PM PST  

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