Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lambing season

The boys and I took a 4 hour road trip yesterday to visit a sheep barn during lambing season. I debated about going... the program is only open 3 weeks out of the year so I knew this was our last chance but I AM pretty pregnant at this point so I just wasn't sure. But the adventurer got the better of me and we packed up early and set out. And we were not disappointed!

Sweet baby lambs, newly born, huddled close to their mamas.

The boys loved watching them...

And feeding the mamas.

They were encouraging the babies to come get a bite but they preferred mama's warm milk and no amount of hand gestures seemed to entice them away.

Everywhere we looked there were lambs tucked into the straw sleeping.

And a llama with funny teeth who wondered about all the attention.

Ian begged for the camera and spent a good part of the time taking his own pictures, like this one. Note to self... get the kid a used digital camera.

I couldn't resist this mama... she looked so happy to be laying about with her babies. Doesn't she look like she's smiling?

The land was beautiful and made us all dream of a little bit of space of our own where the boys can run and outdoor play would be endless.

Ian talked the whole way home about wanting to be a farmer and take care of his own animals. Either that or policeman he says. Whatever you want baby.

I think we'll be back here next year when lambing season comes again.



Jeremy said...

So cool, Babe... thanks for being such an amazing momma to our boys.

tonia said...

you went!!! i was telling Mark about this....though i fear it would cost us a ton of money to go. you know, to build the fence and the barn for our own lambs.

you all should move out here...there's some property right next to us! :)

Adam and Raechell said...

Best post of the new year! :D I loved these pictures and the great outdoors, it was like being along for the adventure. Thank you for sharing.

PS...she is totally smiling! ;)

Tasha Lehman said...

What a fun thing to do! So sweet.