21 March 2012

Every Other Day Now

Our unbelievably good, summer-like weather has continued; we topped out in the eighties today! On March 21st! And there's no sign of a letup. Things are supposed to be really nice all the way into next week.

Fortunately, the sheep are continuing to take advantage of the warm temperatures by delivering their lambs now. (Obviously the deliveries are timed by the gestation period and not by weather, but it's a very fortunate coincidence.) The third of our ten ewes lambed this morning; she had male and female twins, but the male was stillborn. The female appears very healthy, and by late afternoon was already out and exploring the barnyard.

And, much to her mother's consternation, had also figured out how to get on the wrong side of the fence that separates the sheep from the goats:

With a little intervention from the Yeoman Farmer, things were again put right:
Mother and lamb are happy.

And so is the whole Yeoman Farm Family.


Mike Thisse said...

Hi - this is probably the wrong forum for this message, but I'm not sure how else to message you. Just wanted to let you know how much I've appreciated your blog. I was sad when I realized (some time ago) that you were no longer blogging. I hope all is wel. Thanks for all your efforts on this blog.


A fellow Michigander

TYF said...

Mike -Thanks so much for your encouragement. Interestingly, I've heard from multiple people lately that they miss the blog. I do hope to revive it soon --- and with an explanation for why the last year has been so crazy / kept me from blogging.