Sunday, March 02, 2014

Neither lion nor lamb

February definitely went out like a lamb; Friday was a beautiful, sunny day. March has arrived chilly and wet, but that's pretty typical for here this time of year.

I took the above photo of Annabelle on Friday. She is definitely late term, but I was thinking her udder didn't indicate imminent lambing. This morning I searched my blog for photos to compare her udder development now to the last time she lambed. I found the photo below, taken eight days before she delivered twins Bloom and Bittersweet in 2012. All of a sudden, I'm thinking she could deliver any day!

Speaking of Bittersweet, I snapped this shot yesterday morning. He is obviously unfazed by the deer deterrent spray I applied to the firs' trunks. Rick says we have more chicken wire and has promised to help me get it around the trees today. Ha; I'll believe it when the view below changes! They've been like that for hours….

I'll leave you with a shot of swelling cherry buds. Next time, I'll share knitting projects – unless Annabelle preempts that!

Happy March, from . . .

7 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I need to be doing what Rick and the dog are doing... and haven't sat still all day. At least I'll sleep well tonight. Gosh, you have GREEN there!

Mama Pea said...

Ah yes, man and his dog . . .

Don't know whether March came in like a lamb or lion here. We had sunshine all day, but the temp barely made it above zero. Calling it a cold lamb just doesn't seem right! ;o}

Sharrie said...

The only difference at my house right now and very often is that the dog is on the opposite side, and it is a different kind of dog. Is it in the genes????????

Mt Devon Meanderings said...

I'm waiting for babies here also. Now that it's gonna be bitter cold again for a couple nights, I'm half way thinking they'll get around to it. lol

Nancy Kay said...

When Annabelle springs into action...maybe everyone else will too????

Michelle said...

Yep, Mary Ann, green – and MUD!

Mama Pea, there needs to be a middle designation between 'lion' and 'lamb.' 'Dog,' maybe?

Sharrie, I think it is in the hormones, not genes – blame all the bad stuff on testosterone! heh

Nothing bitter predicted here, thankfully; I hope you keep all the lambs at Mt. Devon warm!

No, Nancy Kay; Annabelle is the only one of the three with any udder development, so Marta and Sarai will probably keep me waiting for some time.

Susan said...

The suspense of it all! Cannot wait to see those lambies - even if they come before my hoped-for date. Twin ewes!!!