Monday, April 16, 2007

Nothing Yet....

For those of you who are checking back to this blog on a daily basis for a "Lamb Report", I wish I had more to offer. Absolutely nothing has been happening with the girls other than normal, everyday activities. You can tell I have a following...yessiree...a following right up to the open feed room door by sheep and chicken alike. Here you see the mob hot on my heals when I went into the feedroom looking for a handout, or better yet, something snatched while they think I'm not looking. Sure fooled them, didn't I? ;-) This is Amanda trying to sneak up on me from behind. From this angle she doesn't look too rotund, but believe me when I say she's waddling everywhere. There are certain angles of viewing her that lead one to believe in litters in sheep...yes, she's really big. I was sure she'd lamb before Lacey. Lacey *should* be due on the 19th. At least the 19th is 147 days from when we last saw her in "active negotiations" with Skittles. The only thing I'm sure of now is that both ewes are indeed pregnant. And Skittles isn't saying a word about it either, just looks at me, snickers, then goes back to eating or hitting the tire-swing-toy!
So, we wait. I'd rather have everyone "late" than have problems, so I'll just keep watch and wait for signs of the impending births. I know we're getting very close...yup, any minute now...any day now...anytime...getting closer...


And I leave you with this picture of Amanda who was planning a "hit and run" on my pants just before I turned around. This must be a new game they've come up with - "Let's see who can plant a nose-print on Mom's butt and run without her knowing who it was!"

Fools. don't they know there are better things they could be doing....like having lambs?

7 comments:

Tina T-P said...

You are lucky it's only nose prints - Pearl & Gwenny like to take nips - & their favorite thing is to steal the gloves out of John's back pocket - LOL - great picture of Amanda.

Susie finally turned the corner today - the "stuff" that was left "hanging" is gone and she is really perked up - ate two feeders full of hay! He's going to let them out tomorrow afternoon with Regina & the twins. T.

Lauren said...

Oh, how pleased I am that I am no longer losing sleep on lambing watch, just enjoying bouncing (and oh how they bounce) beautiful babies.

I wish you patience and fewer nose prints. (And remember now that I've had my arms up into a ewe-terus, I'm here to help- just make it worth the two hour drive!)

Kathy L. said...

Actually, all of the sheep try to open my left-side pocket on my jacket. They know that's where the cookies are! This new thing must be some sort of sheep tag. I swear I hear them snickering after they do it.

melanie said...

So! A fellow New Yorker hiding in warm Arizona. I should have known...(grin)

One of my closest friends is from Syracuse, and her Dad gives us weather updates on the Tug Hill Plateau and Thruway everytime we travel!

I'm waiting on pins and needles for your girls to go...don't you think there should be a Sheep Channel? Your butt-bumping girls would be featured for sure...

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I don't even want to HEAR about lambs, seeing as I have more than five weeks to wait.... Right now I'm operating on the premise that Valentine is, indeed, pregnant, since I've given up on getting Rick to ultrasound her.

Leigh said...

Sounds like you've got smart sheep!

Waiting for lambs is kind of like waiting for Christmas, isn't it.

Kathy L. said...

Yes, Melanie...guilty! Although I only spent a very short while in Baldwinsville, I did have years in other places like Poughkeepsie and Cobleskill. Out here most people only think of NYC when you mention NY. If they only knew just how beautiful the Upstate is, or at least was years ago.

Thanks for the offer, Lauren...I'm sure it'll be like riding a bike and will come back if I have to go diving. :)

Michelle...there's always the "no dinner before ultrasound" ploy! Seems like he'd like to know how many to expect.

Leigh...You have no idea just how smart these Shetlands are!

Thanks everyone...I'll post whatever news I have as soon as it happens!