April 9, 2010

Another Baby!

After I posted, yesterday morning, I sent the boys down to do my chores (their school got canceled because of a sewer line break, and they DEFINITELY had the energy!). And they came running back to the house about 20 minutes later saying that Myst, or little female sheep, had a baby! I ran to thee barn in my good shoes and clothes and acted as quickly as I could in the cold, windy weather. I have read that if a lamb gets chilled, it can kill it. SO I ran back to the house grabbed a towel, and started calling to try to find a heat lamp. We only have 2, and we have one on baby chicks and one one the other 2 baby sheep... So two good friends, Carrie and Vickie, both said they would bring me lamps. Until they came I kept a towel wrapped around the little GUY (yep, another boy!). We had some trouble with Lindsay thinking this new little one was her baby, and trying to break through a fence, so we had to watch them closely all day. But after hubby came home and made them their own little areas, we were good!

Here are some pics of the babies!

Look at the hair on these little fella! This is Lindsay's baby boy, he was born Monday:

And here is the new addition to the Muddy Boots Farm... A little male, who is SUPER friendly. He is going to have 2 horns like his mama:


If you even try to tell me this guy isn't cute, I won't listen...



He loves his mama! What a good boy!


And he is NOT camera shy! This one he is walking towards me, and I think he MAY be smiling!


So, whatcha think? I don't think I will mind going to the barn if I get greeted by these little blessings everyday! Wanna hold one? Come on over! :)

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the smile on my face.

Ann said...

Cutest thing I have ever seen!!!! You are sooooo lucky!

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Sarah, I think there is something in the Bible about those who are blessed by God have prolific animals and crops! You've been very blessed this year! Lots of new life at your homestead!

And he IS darling!

Jennifer said...

He is adorable! So, what are you going to do with all these goats? They are goats right? LOL

Sarah said...

Jennifer- They are actually sheep! They are a heritage breed called Jacob sheep. They are thought to be sheep that came from Jacob, in the Bible (Genesis 30:32), hence Jacob Sheep! They are built a lot like goats and many people confuse the two. But they are great wool producers, and I guess good meat too (I don't know about the meat part...). We mostly got them because they were a Heritage Breed animal.

Steph said...

That last picture is sooooo cute - made my day! Does he have a name yet?

Jackie said...

Love these photos...absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing and making me smile!

MamaTea said...

Oh my gosh! What a bunch of sweet hearts! I'm sure glad everything turned out ok :) Thanks for posting the pictures. I'm really enjoying your blog!

Diane said...

Baby goats and sheep are the most adorable little creatures.
Blessings
diane

natalee said...

they are sooooo beautiful!!!!!!!

Genesa said...

How stinkin cute....I would love to hold one!=)

Jennifer said...

OK, sorry, he is a really cute sheep. We want to get chickens that are heritage breed, I really think more people should go that route.

Debbie said...

Precious!!! You said that they were Jacobs sheep. Do you plan on shaving them and using their wool, dying it, etc.? BTW I am still on with the from scratch challenge. This week I made lots from scratch and am finding great joy in it all. I even put up a clothes line and it brings me such joy. Seeing so many new babies born on your farm must just be wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I am thrilled for you.

Sara A Broers said...

Ahhh...that is so sweet. Gotta love spring and all the new babies.

Kim said...

Awww he is adorable!