Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Name the Time Contest!

Okay, so here it is. Name the Ewe and the Time of delivery for the first lamb born here at Fairlight Farm in 2008. Whomever gets the right ewe with the closest time wins. This means if you guess the correct time, but not the correct ewe, you don't win. Unless no one else even comes close..... ;-)

The prize: "Three Bags Full" A Sheep Detective Story by Leonie Swann. This is a gently used hardback copy of this book.
The Ewes Clues:

Hope is a merino/dorset cross and is due on March 10th. This will be her first lambing.

Blackberry Winter is a Shetland and is due on March 11th. This will be her third lambing.

Duckie is a Shetland and she has never lambed before. She is a wild card and possibly will lamb during this time frame... possibly.

Willow is a Shetland and it is a very remote possibility she could lamb during this time, but doubtful. She is usually one of the last to lamb. This will be her sixth lambing.

I feed the girls their grain in the morning (for those who believe this makes a difference in lambing times).

The ram was put in October 11th.

Now these are approximate dates, but the first two should lamb near these dates. The last two are simply guesses. Even though ewes usually lamb near their due dates, those that shepherd know this is not always the case, so good luck!

Whomever gets the first, closest guess will win. I will then ship the book to you (anywhere in the Continental USA only). You can guess as many times as you want, but again, the first correct guess wins. In case of a tie, or two answers that aren't correct, but closest I will draw one of the two names and that will be the winner.

If you don't know beans about sheep but still want to play, go ahead and give it a try---you might just be the winner. And the book will be a good read for anyone that likes a mystery.

Any questions??


Allena said...

OH MY GOSH! I must have this book LOL. If I don't win I shall have to amazon it.

I guess Hope March 9 at 4:30 PM

I "Hope" I win.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I'm going to guess Hope on March 11 between midnight and 4:00 a.m. - followed by Blackberry Winter between 10 p.m. and midnight that night!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to guess Blackberry Winter on the 11th at 2:00pm