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Farmer’s Bucket list

As my husband and I have been looking for a farm we have been discussing what each of us wants the farm to be.  I have realized that I have many big dreams and quite a lot of things to do before I die.  My friends sheep had lambs this week and I agreed to watch a bottle lamb, this has been something I have always wanted to do.  This made me realize that I have many things on my bucket list that might be a bit different than most people.  We will have to see what else I can accomplish once we move to the farm! 

 

Ram Lamb

My friend Amanda’s Ewes have started lambing, I had agreed to help her with any bottle lambs she had this year.  I was in the middle of making a very cute fabric basket when Amanda called saying she had a bottle lamb for me.  I headed out to the farm to find a very cute and very hungry little black ram lamb.  The lamb is set up in my sewing room in a tub with shavings and I put this inside of a crate.  We are hoping that this little lamb will do well  and he arrived just in time for easter!

Downtime

It was a beautiful day outside Saturday and Jeff took Gus and Olive to work with him.  Sheba spent some time outside laying in the sun, while I finished cleaning the house and opening the windows to air out the house.   I planned a  wonderful day getting some quilting done and when Jeff got home we had a dinner date night.  Spring is almost here I can feel it and I haven’t finished my spring wall hanging!  That is what I planned to get done this weekend.  Sunday we went out to move our rabbits of of the duck enclosure and into another part of the barn.  After the bunnies were moved we got to work Gus on the sheep.  Gus and I worked great as a team even after months of being off.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!IMG_3132

The sun will come out!

I got to visit my bunnies this weekend at the farm.  The babies are getting very big and annabelle loves all the hay she is getting.  Sly is super happy all the time as long as he can see the other buns.  I think Sly has also made friends with the ducks as well.  Pete however is completely unimpressed with the farm, the ducks and living outside.  I will probably bring dixie and her growing babies out to the farm and bring my Pete home, as I don’t think he is enjoying his stay at the farm.  I also got to see the new lambs at the farm.  They are adorable and there moms were extremely angry at us for snatching them to snuggle.  I love the sheep and very much enjoy seeing them move.  Since we had left all the dogs at home when we left (we went to an open house at a farm on a farm on the way), when we let the rest of the sheep out we didn’t notice that one of the ewes had twine wrapped around its body.  We walked all the way out to the farthest corner of the field to bring the sheep back in to remove it.  I kept joking with Amanda that I would make an excellent herding dog.  I am very excited to get to move to the farm (once we finally find one).  It will be wonderful to have Ace at home, my bunnies at home, and some sheep for Gus to herd and me to snuggle.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well!IMG_3339

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