Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Latest Happenings

Hello everyone! Its been quite a while since my last post. I've found that you stay quite a bit busier when you have two little ones and a house to take care of. I've had stuff to post about but just haven't had the time to really sit down to write. When you have free time you tend to use it wisely because it doesn't happen too often.

Out here on the ranch it's lambing season which has been keeping hubs and the neighbors (in-laws) quite busy for the past couple of weeks. As of this morning, the last ewe is lambing and then we'll be done. Its been a pretty good lambing season with lots of new babies, but we have 8 bums that will need multiple bottle feedings each day for quite some time. Most bum lambs come from a ewe that has had triplets and she can't support all of them. Others come from mothers who are sick or have died. Bum lambs are SO cute, but they take a lot of work to take care of.

 In about a week we'll be heading into calving season. We start off with the heifers that are first time moms, which keeps everyone very busy. It makes for a lot of watching and even some pulling of calves for hubs and father-in-law. I love this time of year, full of new babies and life. Its just another step in the cycle of life, and it means that Spring will soon be knocking on our doors.

On the home front I'm happy to say that we're finally settling into somewhat of a routine. Mary will be 2 months in a couple of days and she has been growing like a weed! We lovingly call her "Mary Dairy" because she just can't get enough of mama's milk and its starting to show in all the fat rolls on her thighs, neck and chubby cheeks. So cute! You just can't help kissing those chubby cheeks and neck. Earlier last week we moved her out of the bassinet and into her crib because she was just getting too big for it and wasn't sleeping comfortably in it. It's been the best sleep she's we've had in two weeks.

I'll try to get some pictures of all the new lambs and post them on here soon. I haven't really had the chance to get out much with the cold weather and these colds that we've been passing back and forth between everyone in the house.

I hope the rest of your week goes well and stay healthy!

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