Author Archives: Sara

again, but

I wrote umpteen posts in my head yesterday, what was a Very, Very Long Day. In short, June Bug, a first-time sheep mom, had twins (!) in the early hours of Sunday morning. But, after cleaning them up, she rejected … Continue reading

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introducing…

… Chaco and Francisco (Paco), Cinnamon’s twin boys. Here they are at just over three hours old. Chaco is closer to the camera with more brown. He looks more like his father, Shemp. Paco is closer to Cinnamon. He’s almost … Continue reading

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twins!!

The first lamb(s) are here! Cinnamon had twins at 8:00 and 8:10 this morning in the spring sunshine after going into labor around 7 o’clock. She gave birth under the tarp by the sheep shack. It was easy to watch … Continue reading

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sheep trauma

We are still very sad and somewhat traumatized by the sudden loss of Spot yesterday morning. And so are the sheep.They are still not normal. But why would they be??? It is easy to anthropomorphize animals, including sheep, but it’s … Continue reading

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sweet spot, RIP

I haven’t written on the blog in a while. This first entry back is a sad and difficult one. We lost one of our most beloved members of the farm family this morning–sweet Spot the ewe. We had been giving … Continue reading

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an “oh, sheep” moment

It’s now well past the New Year. As always, various stories, incidents, and humorous events on the farm have taken place over the past two weeks. Here is one from early this morning. Before dawn, it was pretty clear the … Continue reading

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boys, V

It’s the last day of December (!)–and of 2016 (! to the nth). I suppose I should write up some sort of synthesis on the farm year. I’m too tired to do so. Instead, I’ll wrap up the series on … Continue reading

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