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Winter Continues

There seems to be no relief from winter weather here in Northern Michigan.  Snow continues to fall today covering the ground and covering my soul as well.  I'm so ready for warm breezes that blow the laundry on the line and move the windmill to the south.  But wait I will, just not so patiently.

As lambing continues here, another orphan has come in from the cold.  Her mamma just doesn't want her..ignoring her for the better prospects of food and water.  Every effort to bond mamma and baby have failed and then the executive decision must be made.  Do we let nature take it's course and wait?  Or do we pull the lamb and bring her in?  Natures course is just too iffy....so we pull her in.  Every time!

I'm thinking because of the hard and long winter we now have 6 orphan lambs.  It's a record for us and not one that I want to repeat any time soon.  I had just achieved a full nights sleep for the last week or so because of graduating the older lambs to 3 feedings a day.  Now I am back to midnight nursery detail.  But even my sighing can't hide the fact that this little orphan is delightful and energetic.  I can't ask for more than that.  We will keep her safe and sound until old enough to join the flock.

So for today at least, we will stock the wood stove with wood all day long, bake chocolate cake and make some hearty soup.  It's befitting to sit by the fire, relax and wait....until spring decides to be born!

Just like little lambs! :)

Blessing to all

Sharon @ S&S Lamb


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