Friday, January 09, 2009

New Babies!

The newest addition to the farm; two ewe lambs born yesterday! Despite our warnings that both of these may be destined for the freezer, the kids have tentatively named them Spotty and Zelda. Enjoy the pictures of our new lambs, but please pardon our oh so stylish morning chore attire.



17 comments:

  1. Aww...so neat!! Congratulations!!

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  2. That's so sweet! Your lambs are adorable. Can we have a farm field trip some time when the weather breaks? I'd love for my kids to get to see all your animals.

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  3. I can't believe that we missed out on the ewes. The timing never seems to work out for the kids. You like a natural holding the lamb. I could see that picture on the front cover of a magazine.

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  4. Congratulations from me too!

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  5. Awww! I want one!...well not to eat yet but to "awwww how cute" at for a little while. Then when they get bigger..Ill return them :)

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  6. Oh, they are so adorable!! Congrats! We have horses, cows & chickens. I love the calves in the spring-we have beefers like you do, but only get a couple calves each year. One year, one of our hens hatched out a nest full of chicks, which was exciting, too.
    You asked me where we lived. My dh doesn't luike me to say what state, but it's one of those stringent states. I've had to call HSLDA to deal with our school district twice so far! Holly

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  7. Thanks everyone. I do so love when babies are born on the farm!

    Jake,
    A magazine? Maybe this will be the start of K's photography and my modeling career! HA!

    Holly,
    I forget how blessed we are to live in a state with minimal requirements. Sorry you have a fight for HS.

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  8. How sweet. My kids would have a real problem knowing that we were going to eat the babies one day. I grew up raising chickens and quail to eat, but never really played with them or named them. I think it's great that your children can handle it.

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  9. I think it's great that you teach your kids to befriend their food. It'll toughen up for the real world. Or, maybe they'll get to experience the joys of years of psychotherapy.

    Elsie

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  10. Aren't they cute? We're breeding our goats this year and had discussed whether to sell or keep for the freezer, but I think this year we will sell them. I'm afraid we'll get too attached to eat them! We have raised a few roosters from chicks to pot, though. My daughter is 10 and loves knowing we raised our own food! It's great knowing what goes into your families bellies if you have the means to do it.
    ~Jenny~

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  11. I posted the Homestead Carnival #78 today. Thanks for entering your post.
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ElCloud/643196/

    April E.

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  12. Very sweet. And if I had those kinds of morning chores I would be so covered in clothes you couldn't see my face.

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  13. Congratulations! They are beautiful!

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