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Sunday, February 28, 2010

With the full moon, new life begins

A friend sent me a Latin quote reminding me of the full moon's door to new life life...la luna llena, and incipit vita nova. And so into the world, onto our farm, came more life. One girl, one boy, two heartbeats. As a first time mother, Fern is doing wonderfully. Calm, proficient she has shown her brood the way around the udder, which is all you can ask for. I usually wait at least 24 hours to put new lambs out, but it was sunny, and it does them good to have sunshine and to be able to walk.

And now we wait for more. I was sure three more ewes were in full blown pre-labor last night, but alas, nature fooled me. I really think Daisy will go tonight. "One day you don't have lambs, the next day you do." That was some of the best lambing advice I ever received, from an old timer when we first started out. I am so very grateful we are off to a healthy start.