Posts tagged ‘Farm Life’

Eking Closer

Our weather here has been very spring-like indeed, giving us all spring-fever.  With lambing season starting with in three weeks we moved the ewes to the pen where they will be lambing this year.  It is the first year that we won’t be using the barn and doing pasture-lambing.  Mark was able to move the sheds to their pasture while I filled them up with fresh straw.  The sheds are situated so I can see them from the kitchen and bedroom windows.  It is only a hop skip and a jump away from the house making night-time checks much more bearable.  And best of all?  We have power out there!!  Woohoo!!  Up at the barn we never did have the power turned on so any night-time lambings were done by the light of a headlamp.  :0)

Violet peeking over Basil.
Grizzle looking large and she hasn’t even started to bag up.
Dugur trying out the straw in one of the sheds.
Fiona is looking quite large too and she isn’t due until the end of April.
The ewes all lined up at the feeders.
A couple of the ladies.

In the past couple of weeks we have picked up a couple of new bred ewes to add to the flock…


Nist, a spotted moorit mouflon.

I am excited to see the lambs that they produce!

Dante (in the front), one of last year’s ram lambs growing nicely.

Straw Break

Similar to a coffee break?  Silly girls decided it might be fun to snack on the straw bale…

Dalla and Delilah’s  innocent faces?

Don’t let the sweet innocent faces fool you!

Digging in!

Yep, that’s more like it.


Eyja, her head completely buried in it…


“Don’t mind me.” says Louise.

Drizzle and Drifa pigging out.

Now if I actually fed this too them, they would roll their eyes at me and snootily walk away.

Three greys helping themselves.

Grizzle,  Violet and Calypso ~ three black grey Icelandic ewes pigging out on the straw.

Just a bit of straw on your face Ms. Calamity.
Delilah and Dalla

Definitely not innocent!