Snapping Turtle Visitor

The snapping turtle below was the climax moment of the Derby Girls visit. Never seen one here, before or since. We herded all people WELL away. A fascinating visitor....

Foster Lambs, One Week Later

When a foster lamb is first introduced to the warmed reconstituted ‘milk’ (called lamb-o), it doesn’t taste right; smell right; feel right. Usually the first reaction is either passive resistance, or ptoooey. The foster lambs  instinct is to go under a warm ewe’s...

Foster Lambs at Topsy

Rain plus wind plus cold equal hypothermic conditions for newborn lambs. Just as the flock was at its peak of lambing for the first heat cycle, the awful weather conditions hit. A newborn lamb needs to be licked thoroughly and nudged towards the udder to get a...

Shearing – nearly naked Sheep

Some photos post shearing: Don, unrolling hay for “ewe lambs” – they were lambs last year; now hopefully pregnant Newly shorn lambs, crossing in front of our yard in evening light, on their way to...