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.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Eve's Big Day

Eve a'growing.

Over the past few days, I've been letting Lark and Eve out in the evenings for a little while. Yesterday they got out a little longer and today they enjoyed almost the entire day out. It's difficult letting the little ones out 'unsupervised' so to speak, since I work away from home. Eventually they will be out all the time, but for a few weeks, until more lambies arrive, I'll probably keep Eve under pretty tight surveillance....

Eve's first time out caused quite a stir amongst the flock, but Lark handled it very well, and kept her little girl close. Chickie was a monster! Yes, I know, the spoiled ones always are, but she was chasing little Eve around and butting her like crazy. Lark was doing her best to keep between the two, but it was chaos for a while. The next night I captured Chickie and penned her up! After I turned her out, she started in again, and finally Lark just whacked around on her good. That helped. Today she was still curious, but only for a brief time. Not sure if she was just wanting to bully the 'new sheep' around or was wanting to play. Anyway....we've all regained our composure, sheepie and otherwise. The rest of the girls were interested, but in a polite way.

It's something when your 'lamb crop' is born smaller than the chickens. (Can you see Chickie getting ready to dive bomb off the bale of hay---let the fun begin! For her anyway)

Exhausted after a day of play

Mother & Child

5 comments:

Deb said...

Eve is a real beauty Tammy......it is always so nice when they get to go outside but a worry as well. Glad all went well.

Nancy K. said...

Eve is SO precious!

Kathy said...

How great it is to see Eve, Tammy. I didn't breed this year so am missing my lamb fixes.
And I know she'll have a good start in life with you as her human "Mom".
Good onya mate.

Jennifer said...

What a beautiful lamb and such pretty pictures!

Mary Wick said...

Your Eve is a cutie. It'll be great when she has other lambs to play with! Hope the rest of your lambing goes as good as the first. Love the picture of the tomatoes caged!