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lambing season: it’s a wrap!

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 …at least we hope so!  we have one more ewe, but we do not think she is pregnant. or if she is, she is a month away from lambing because she is showing no visible signs of carrying. it is possible that we could have a late may/early june baby from her, but we are hoping that lambing season is done. this season has been a doozy! our last set of twins was born without our assistance (what we were hoping for!), but it also happened at the crack of…read more

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fifth lamb born

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i was able to catch Jesus Christ Superstar (the show Kenny’s been working on with Butler’s Musical Theatre Guild) last night with my mom. before i get to what this post is about, i have to shout out to all the actors and musicians of this very difficult musical. i think JCS is one of the most moving musical depictions of the passion story. the match-up of Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) is just perfect. i just don’t think any church pageant does the story justice like…read more

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violet and her twins

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it’s bound to happen: birthing difficulties on a farm. i try to tell myself that with the few “pet” sheep we have, the probability of lambing difficulties is lower than on big, commercial farms. but nature takes over, and sometimes there are difficult births. it is no secret that violet is my favorite ewe. if adam was a girl, his name was going to be violet. obviously, he was a boy, so our first two sheep that we “adopted” were named Daisy and Violet (also because of Daisy and Violet…read more

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