Wednesday, December 26, 2007

New Life on the Farm

One of the things that I most enjoy about living here on the farm is that there always seems to be something going on. Prepping animals for shows, feeding/cleaning, collecting eggs. On and on and on. But one of my favorite times is happening right now: lambing season.
The expectant mother sheep were brought in last week to help the newborn lambs survive the weather. As you might expect, they don't do cold and wet very well. Last night saw the first of an expected flood on new lambs born. I am always amazed at how they're up on their legs, looking for their first drink of milk 5-10 minutes after being born. Within a couple of days they're jumping and hopping around, playful bundles of energy.

Life on the farm is good.



eyecontact said...

What a sweet baby! Nice pics. I have so many more 'rural life' photos/paintings to get up at Imagekind and on the blog. You inspire me! Keep up the nice animal photos!

Pixel-Pixie said...

Hi James - I agree with you that Nature is amazing...whether it's on the farm with domesticated animals, or out in the wilds of Africa where I now am...In my new Wilderness Diary, I am trying to chart the natural cycles going on all around me - the problem is, so much is changing all the time, it's becoming a bit of an obsession, and difficult to keep up with all the detail of everything that's going on all the time!
Great to be back in touch with you, and the rest of the guys over at OVA...
Happy New Year to you and yours....