Wednesday, December 2, 2009
And another new baby! Here is Grazie the lamb, born on Thanksgiving Day to mama Valentine, the black South Down/Navajo Churro ewe, born on - yup - Valentine's Day. Well, I refused to name her Thanksgiving, because that would sound too much like her fate would be the freezer, and since she is a she, that fate will be postponed indefinitely for now. Hence the Italian version.
I walked out to feed the animals and heard the familiar lamb cry. After verifying that, yes, we did have a new baby, and it was from the sheep, I ran in to tell everyone and we all came out to gawk. I have to say, I am very thankful that she is a sheep, because I am culling my entire unproductive herd of goats and starting over. Which would not have been a problem, except that the goats are already promised away.
Maybe we should rename the Homestead, from Mrs. D's to Holiday Homestead. Our animals seem to have a preference to those days these last couple years. Wonder what's in store for Christmas?
For more on baby Grazie, see my Grit Reader Blog: http://www.grit.com/Homesteading-With-Mrs-D/A-Lamb-to-Be-Thankful-For.aspx