Here are some of the much anticipated photos of our baby farm animals. We've been quite busy getting things prepared for their births and arrivals, as well as with sugaring, but here are some shots of the recent additions to our farm.
Moments after birth--and still wet--the baby lambs hang with their mom.
Later in the day, all nestled into their own private stall. They are twins, though it does not look like it!
Here are the hogs, still quite young, but not looking like babies any longer! Looks quite comfortable. Perhaps I'll join them for an afternoon snooze...
We also acquired a new calf this past week. He is a week and half old and already he towers above our kids. His name is Aloysius (but our son calls him "Monster Truck") and he is an Ayershire bull calf. This breed is larger than the Jerseys and is sort of neat for us to have as they originated in southern Scotland.
He has two bottles a day, and is already starting to eat some hay and a little grain.
We've spent most of this rainy day rebuilding, cleaning, and repainting the bee hives that I had picked up last summer. We ordered a 3 lb. package of bees and will be getting them into their hive in about three weeks or so. There will be several updates on that project, I'm sure.