I usually don't post much towards the end of the week because I am busy with Boy stuff. Well...come to think of it, I guess everyday is a day busy with Boy stuff, him being homeschooled and all, but the end of the week stuff requires me to drive forever! OK, not forever but it feels like forever! It leaves me with little spare time on those days! Then I wasn't in blog land earlier this week because The Boy, or as I have begun referring to him as, Typhoid Mary, gave me a nasty cold last weekend! A cold he swore he did not have! "No, Mom,it is just sinuses!" My mom senses were telling me other wise...sometimes being right is not all that great! Anyways....I am better now. So, where was I....Oh yeah....unless something exciting happens I am usually not in blog land much on the later half of the week. Yep, you guessed it, something exciting did happen! I have been watching this one particular sheep,Weed Whacker, who looks like she is going to explode any second, for signs of an impending birth! I am suspecting triplets...
Well...when we got home from the trip to the orthodontist today we go out and check all the critters like we always do and lo and behold we have this little fellow!
But to my surprise it did not explode out of Weed Whacker! He was born from a sheep I didn't think was close to being ready yet, Sea Salt! She usually has twins so she didn't really look big enough to be ready for birthing yet...I tell you,every time I think I am getting good at predicting births around here these animals prove me wrong!
This little fellow was already dry and prancing around when we found him! Yes, I managed to grab him up and it is a little boy!
Here is his proud Papa,Charger! The sheep are so sweet when one gives birth, they all come and greet the babies and are gentle with them and stand still and close so the babies can get to know them. Charger will watch over them closely and even baby sit while the moms graze!
Just look at that cute face!
Hopefully Weed Whacker will have 3 and make up for Sea Salt only having one. These sheep can often have triplets so we will just have to wait and see!
Another surprise I got today came in the mail. It was some wild garlic seeds from A Rural Journal. You should check her out if you haven't already! She has a great blog about living,learning and loving this country life so many of us have chosen!