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It’s lambing time again

I don’t know what it is about lambing that always draws me back to this blog. Something seems to pull me up to the sheep barn around this time every year and then drags me back down to the computer. There … Continue reading

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Standing room only

Even though they live in a sheep barn that’s big enough to play rugby in, the lambs always seem to snooze piled on top of one another. At night they will seek out their mothers for company, but during the … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes

From this….. to… well, if I hadn’t forgotten my camera leads you would probably be looking at a photo of beautiful rural Illinois by now, or on second thoughts, maybe just a picture of Walmart. After much discussion, my husband and I have … Continue reading

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Going haywire

  The sheep barn is not for the shrinking violet, and if you can’t face the attention and scrutiny from over five hundred pairs of eyes when you walk in, then you’re better off staying outside. In fact, unless you have severe hearing … Continue reading

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Lambing for Beginners Part III

  With the number of lambs fast approaching the 250 mark, the sheep barn is starting to bulge as much as an expectant ewe. What started off as a couple of pens in the corner has grown into a lamb … Continue reading

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Lambing for beginners Part II

  The sheep have taken over our lives. Each trip out of the house is for supplies for lambing, each conversation is about ewes, each washing machine load contains something smelling of the bergerie. The sheep have kidnapped my husband … Continue reading

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Lambing for beginners – Part I

Our sheep barn now resembles something between a maternity and a paediatrics ward. All that is missing is a counselling service and I am not sure who would be in greater need of that – the staff or the patients. … Continue reading

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