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We are all in a tizzy around here this evening, because today is Mark’s birthday, and tomorrow is mine. Everyone seems to be hiding in corners making presents. It is very thrilling!
I drove up the driveway this afternoon and this is what I saw:
It was a very strange thing, I felt as if I had walked back into another era. Sometimes I get time and place all mixed up. It is what I call timelessness…
We have four lambs in the field so far this year! Two singles and a set of twins. One of the twins has contracted tendons (she was born that way) and we have her legs wrapped to help stretch them out.
Yesterday she got too much exercise and one of her legs was hot and swollen today. I wrapped it in cabbage leaf for a few hours to cool it and tomorrow I will poultice with potato. I think she will be fine, but we have to have her and her ma and sister penned in close and Paola, the mom, is not happy about it.
We have had lots of trouble with coyotes in the past, so the sheep only go out under Alice’s watchful eye these days. As it was last year. We didn’t lose any lambs to the wild dogs last season. Alice is a good shepherdess. all that will be over once she starts school, however.
We will enjoy it while it lasts.