Thursday, April 4, 2013

First Born

I just knew Primrose, the Leicester Longwool, would want her own private birthing suite. I probably would have chosen the same really. She had two ram lambs in a very private part of the pasture yesterday afternoon. No drama. No fanfare. Just behind the scenes getting the job done. That's my girl!



The boys are well and enjoyed some time under the heat lamp since it was still chilly here yesterday.


I cannot wait to shear her. Not only because I want to get my hands on the fleece, but the poor thing can hardly keep track of her babies with all that wool in her face.  And hay. And sticks.  And God only knows what else. She's like a giant Swiffer sheet.

11 comments:

Jean said...

Giant swiffer sheet -- that about sums it up! Will you be able to purchase the wool or will it stay at Connor Prairie?

Christine said...

I'm going to guess that there will have to be some sort of arm wrestling contest to see who gets to use it.

Jean said...

Good luck on that!

Carol Wakefield said...

Hi, Christine. I just discovered your blog and am in country heaven!! And then I had to make a quick trip up to Conner Prairie to do a costume fitting and headed out to see the babies....and there was your adorable swiffer mop being an awesome mother. Very attentive and checking on her twins. I am going to love reading your blog. Love love love your home. And is that Kevin doing the Ag talk?! Sweetest man on face of the earth and passionate about his historic breeds. Thank you for this escape. I shall treasure it!
Carol

Christine said...

Hi Carol,

Yes, that's Kevyn. Primrose is a great mom!

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Elaine said...

Be sure to send us a picture of the yarn you spin and knit from Primrose!!

Anonymous said...

Christine, I live just across Allisonville from Conner Prairie and I yearn to run back over there every time you post another photo of the C.P. barn animals. LOVE IT! You're the best advertisement for that place. Keep the photos coming.

Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

Beautiful babies! Amazing how calm the new momma is - she definitely deserve a spa day! ha So glad I found your blog. -- Jan

thecrazysheeplady said...

Aw, such a good momma :-).

GiddyUp said...

Adorable! Love that farmhouse:) I have a LOT of catching up on your blog to do!!! No internet at home now, visiting my son in TX so I will catch up as I can...and can hardly wait to do so:)

Tina Courtwright said...

You are really funny! I love that metaphor; giant swiffer sheet. lol I look forward to more reading of your blog. Thanks for making me laugh today! Tina