Friday, March 14, 2008


I have been waiting to post a blog showing newborn Shetland lambs. It is currently day 157 (147 days of gestation being average) since the rams were introduced to the ewes last fall and still no lambs! The girls must have been playing hard to get.........or the first week of October was too early for the girls to be cycling.

As the picture shows, it is still winter time up here. This year was the heaviest snowfall in the 5 years we have lived in 100 Mile. It has been a very long time since we have seen the grass. On the upside, we haven't had any mud.

Since I have last written, there has been a litter of Newfoundland puppies born that had to be bottle fed as well as some family health issues and computer issues that had to be tended to. Life now appears to be back on track.

In the next few days, I will catch up on all the blogs that I like to read while having my morning coffee and see what you have all been up to in the past couple of months.


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

So glad to see you back. The dark moorit ewe in the photo looks huge; maybe you'll have lambs soon. I don't know if or when I'll have lambs this year; if you want to enter a little contest you can guess for me on my blog!

Franna said...

Welcome back Beth and Dennis! It sounds like you've had a challenging winter. Hand raising a litter - lots of work, especially at first. We did one pup several years ago, splitting feedings between 3 of us. She made it a month before she succumbed to complications of her birth. :-(

Sounds like we're all looking forward to lambs soon!
- Franna