Sunday, April 19, 2009
Lambing season is sort of in full swing here on Maggie's Farm. There's Acorn's ram lamb, Dodge, who remains humongous, bold and lovely, and now Leela has followed suit and had herself a big ol' single ram lamb as well, a cute moorit badgerfaced boy.
I was at work during the birth (I'm 0 for 2 this year) and Dan helped out a bit, along with our oldest daughter. Micah has been waiting all spring for a ewe lamb of her very own and was beside herself with excitement as Leela licked the adorable lamb dry, even called me at work to tell me about "her" lamb.But alas, her lamb turned out to be a "him", and we are not keen on taming ram lambs, also not keen on any extra wethers to feed come fall. She's waiting on the next mama to be: Penny, due any day (hour!) now.
Micah's consolation was that she got to name the little guy-- any D name that she wanted. (The "D" is to demarcate our fourth year of lambing.) I suggested "Disappointment", but she decided on "Dracula".
So here he is: Dracula, Maggie's Farm's second lamb of the 2009 season!
Posted by Perri at 10:06 PM