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New Life

Feb
16

What is that I spy peeking forth from the woolly side of Miss Jacob?

Why, it is a new baby lamb!!! And, in fact, there are–

two new baby lambs!!!

We don’t know what (boy/girl) they are yet. They haven’t been investigated yet.

They’re black now, but based on experience, I’d say they’ll turn brown.

Miss Jacob just thinks they’re perfect and that’s all she needs to know.

Here’s one of Jester’s ewe lambs from last spring. The Cotswold-Jacob cross wool is gorgeous. I love it. Rich brown color combined with the wavy wool. Can’t wait till this one is sheared this year!

Shearing time is not far off.

Whether anyone else is going to lamb, I don’t know. Nobody’s talking.

Or looking particularly pregnant.

Annabelle?

Jester? Could be…. Maybe….

Meanwhile, it may still be February, but with lambs on the place–

–it feels like spring to me!


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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on February 16, 2011  

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  1. 2-16
    1:17
    am

    Yay new babies =D They are adorable x3 :sheep:

  2. 2-16
    2:00
    am

    How wonderful! Congrats! This is so exciting. I love baby animals.

  3. 2-16
    2:42
    am

    The lambs are so cute! HOORAY!
    ~~HUGS~~

  4. 2-16
    2:48
    am

    So happy for the new mama and you too!
    Very cute.

  5. 2-16
    3:09
    am

    SO cute!! :sheep:

  6. 2-16
    3:30
    am

    Congratulations to the new additions! Your world looks so desireable… :)

  7. 2-16
    3:35
    am

    Oh! Look at their bitty little faces! Good gracious they’re adorable!

  8. 2-16
    3:38
    am

    I so love Annabelle. Can we just keep her as a pet instead of breeding her? She is just too cute.

  9. 2-16
    4:37
    am

    :sheepjump: Congratulations to Miss Jacob for the safe arrivals, what a pair little beauties :sheep: :sheep: :D Wish I could come and give them a cuddle :hug:

  10. 2-16
    4:39
    am

    :sheep: Oh my word,how cute are they. :sheep:

  11. 2-16
    5:53
    am

    Congrats on the new babies!! :) Annabelle truely is special she has such a sparkle in her eyes,

  12. 2-16
    6:41
    am

    They are adorable…Mommy looks very proud!

  13. 2-16
    6:43
    am

    Suzanne had two little lambs, little lambs, little lambs…….. Are you singing yet?

  14. 2-16
    6:44
    am

    :sheep: cute!

  15. 2-16
    6:54
    am

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  16. 2-16
    7:00
    am

    Congratulations! Animal babies are sooo cute! :sheep:

  17. 2-16
    7:15
    am

    Oh my gosh, how cute! Congratulations to Miss Jacob. :sheep: :sheep:

  18. 2-16
    7:15
    am

    Congrats on the two gorgeous lambs!
    Indeed, Spring MUST be onthe way if lambs are born!

  19. 2-16
    7:25
    am

    Farm or maternity ward?

  20. 2-16
    7:27
    am

    Yay! A sign of spring at last! Congratulations on the new babies, they are really cute!

  21. 2-16
    7:27
    am

    so cute!!

  22. 2-16
    7:43
    am

    Congratulations! I think of you everytime we pass a house nearby. They have sheep that love to dot the hillside. :) We’ve noticed that it must be getting near the time of shearing as they are so wooly.

  23. 2-16
    8:00
    am

    You must be doing something right since your farm life is increasing. I hope to have farm babies after I retire..hubby doesn’t want the responsibility….but I sure do. Gotta fence in more property this summer so that I will have room for them next year…Congratulations on the success of your farm. :pawprint:

  24. 2-16
    8:00
    am

    Adorable lambs. Our neighbors have sheep and they’re all pregnant. Can’t wait until they have their lambs.Our cows will start having calves in a couple weeks.
    Have a great day everyone,
    Suzanne

  25. 2-16
    8:13
    am

    Congratulations! They are adorable, and I can’t wait for the “jumping lamb” videos :)

  26. 2-16
    8:29
    am

    Ahhh they are kinda cute, I’ve always prefered goats over sheep, but those are cute being black, with that white fuzzy top knot on their head. :)

  27. 2-16
    8:31
    am

    congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Babies, Babies and more Babies on the farm. Adorable they are. Looks like Miss Jacob is being a good mommy.
    Just love the color of Jester’s baby from last year. What a pretty sweater with that color wool. What is his or her name? :sheep: :D

  28. 2-16
    8:36
    am

    The babies are precious. It feels like spring here. I hope it doesn’t change.

  29. 2-16
    8:44
    am

    More babies!!! YAY!

  30. 2-16
    8:51
    am

    That is such a blessing for you. They are a wonderful addition. Congratulations!

  31. 2-16
    8:59
    am

    my favorite is Annabelle. If she had babies, do you think they might be bouncers, too?

  32. 2-16
    8:59
    am

    aaaawwwww…pretty nice babies!!

  33. 2-16
    9:30
    am

    Congrats to you and Miss Jacob! NEW LIFE!! A blessing! What a wonderful way to spend your days,Suzanne, great family and farm babies!!!!!!! I know it’s a lot of hard work too!! Thanks for sharing your days and your beloved animals and kids adventures with us!

  34. 2-16
    9:47
    am

    So cute! Congrats on the 2 little new editions. :)

  35. 2-16
    9:49
    am

    That would be ADDITIONS. Congrats on the 2 little new additions. D’oh! I have mommy brain and haven’t had my coffee this morning yet! lol

  36. 2-16
    10:02
    am

    Oh I just love it – so many new farm babies – they are just darling.

  37. 2-16
    10:05
    am

    They are just precious!!! Do you keep all your lambs? Or do you sell any of them…that’s some great looking wool there! :)

  38. 2-16
    10:16
    am

    Aww congrats on the new lambs! They are adorable! I have just one born so far..with 14 more ewes left to lamb. Lambs signify the beginning of spring here on our farm too! My favorite part of spring is watching the lamb races!

  39. 2-16
    10:23
    am

    Congratulations on the births! they are adorable, of course. Suzanne, do you ever dye and spin your wool and sell your yarn? I realize you already have a lot on your plate (!) but it sure would be nice!

  40. 2-16
    10:52
    am

    Congratulations, Suzanne! Any plans for sheep’s milk romano? Pecorino romano is AWESOME….

  41. 2-16
    11:55
    am

    What a blessing. Your cup runneth over.Precious little lambs.

  42. 2-16
    1:38
    pm

    Yah Miss Jacob and Suzanne! Congratulations. They are just beautiful. I can’t wait to see more babies running around your place. :sheep:

  43. 2-16
    2:07
    pm

    Awww… so cute! Those lambs should be called Fuzzy and Wuzzy, because they are so Fuzzy Wuzzy cute!!!! :sheep: :D

  44. 2-16
    4:15
    pm

    So glad to hear the good news – congratulations on “your” twins!

  45. 2-16
    6:12
    pm

    Great news! How cute are they, anyway? I loves me some farm babies. :woof:

  46. 2-16
    11:12
    pm

    Fabulous! New babies always make me smile- no matter what their species! Congratulations to the whole Chickens In The Road family!

  47. 2-17
    8:03
    am

    You have been so richly blessed!

  48. 2-18
    2:50
    pm

    Baby Lambs…so adorable.

    Sheep are looking nice and wooly. You have a lot of fluff on the hoof!

    I do hope you give spinning another chance as I fell in love with it and enjoy teaching others.

  49. 2-23
    7:01
    pm

    I just read that TX is considering allowing sale of fresh milk!

    http://www.dallasnews.com/news/state/headlines/20110220-legislation-would-allow-wider-sales-of-raw-milk.ece

  50. 3-2
    7:44
    pm

    Stumbled upon your blog when researching how to make a cheese press. I LOVE IT! What I wouldn’t give to have that life! But alas, I be stuck in the city living paycheck to paycheck. Yuck.
    I love your farm stories & your humor. LOL!!

  51. 3-8
    7:52
    am

    Oh, You make me miss our coopworths. There is absolutely NOTHING like newborn lambs in the field. I, too live in WV and love it even though we no longer have animals. I look forward to reading through more of your site.
    nellie

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