Saturday, April 17, 2010

Yesterday with the new lambs . . .

Though it was only 40 degrees, damp, and generally miserable weather, I was bound and determined to see the new lambs in Kennebunkport. And, so, that's what I did on Friday. IT WAS SO WORTH IT! The little ewe and ram Tulip and Hendricks are doing well, and didn't seem to mind the attention nor the climate. Outside, they chased one another and jumped clearly for joy, then took a break and sampled random vegetation. The Mamas kept a wary eye on me as I switched off from one camera to the other. Jeric and Beate took a nice walk with us, and didn't seem to even be aware of the sheep. Looking forward to watching the lambs grow and develop their personalities.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring is here

More news from Kennebunkport: Sara's ewe Callie had a black ewe lamb last week. That made two in just 7 days or so. Great timing for her birthday on the 9th of April!

Made a visit to Green Hill Park Farm, Worcester's own urban ag center on top of one of our seven city hills. It was so unseasonably warm on April 5th, and all the animals were out soaking up the Vitamin D. The fiber creatures were looking quite heavy with fleece. The chickens demonstrated their scratching prowess, and presented their gorgeous plumage. The goats were typically curious, friendly, and goofy. The farm will host the 2010 Sheep to Shawl, LLama to Pajama on Saturday, October 23rd, 12 noon to 4PM.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Good news from Kennebunkport

A little ram lamb was born early Saturday morning in my friend's barn. Mother ewe and baby ram did well, enjoying the unseasonably warm temps all of New England experienced over the weekend. We congratulate the shepherd and the Babydoll Southdown flock!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

70 Degrees + at Overlook Farm/Heifer Project, Rutland MA

Oohhhh, definitely feel like I got my photo mojo back this afternoon. Who needs Easter Dinner when there are amazing shelter dogs to train in the morning, and highly animated sheep to photograph in the afternoon! And, with the temp reaching mid 70s, the day could not have been more beautiful. (Oh, I forgot the strawberry shortcake Ben & Jerry's ice cream at 4:30PM outside in the backyard, while discussing marketing WARL with Jeff -- he had plain 'ole chocolate.). Also took out the little video camera purchased a long time ago that I am still getting acquainted with. Will be crash training myself tonight and tomorrow to start filming the shelter dogs in need of video storytelling. Ahhh, why must I sleep! So much to do!