Jesse gets out and About

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We sat on a bench under the big oak. Jesse loves a lap.

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Winslow brought a couple hennies by to meet the young lad.

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Jesse wanted to go for a walk. We went to the pasture fence to meet his brothers!

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Curly Lumpkin meet Jesse Lumpkin

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This was a kiss!

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Who are these other guys, Curly?

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Well, this is our cousin, Raymond.

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Hi Raymond, you have cool horns!

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Is it time for my ba-ba yet?

 

 

 

 

Jesse Lumpkin Love a Ba-Ba

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Teeny man Jesse Lumpkin polishing off a ba-ba

Jesse’s purty small and fragile, but he has an attitude and a half! He’s on a diet of milk replacer and electrolytes. Gettin’ stronger every hour. Today, we ran across the baby pasture together. He got winded, and as soon as I saw that, we stopped. But, his legs aren’t shaky today! My poor little lambikins.

Maryternity Ward

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Mary-Ma-to-Be

This picture doesn’t show the girth of my big girl. Her body is changin’ and so is her personality. Where once Mary was bossy and skittish, now she is bossy and affectionate. She is asking for rubs – her face and neck and back. She has been allowing me to feel her belly – and get kicked by the occupant. All very cool.

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Big Mary

Wasn’t all that long ago Mary weighed 8 pounds. She’s a year and a half, and off to the races. Very healthy. Very active. Very loud. We can’t wait.

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Beneath the Tail

I’m sure she would cringe if she knew that thousands of people on Facebook have already seen her underments. But, maybe not. So far, she’s accepting her newly developed bounteousness with as much grace as any great big ol’ sheepess might.

This was an unplanned pregnancy, by the way. She and her Ma got through the fence and paid a visit to the rams. And dang, we thought we got everyone separated pretty fast. Oh well. We shall see what we shall see.

 

10 Days Early

Freshly Borned

Holly & Babes

After Breakfast

Alrighty then. All the worrying over Holly’s pregnancy is over & done. She is the proud, and very happy mama, of twins…a boy and a girl. Best mama ever. She loves to be a mama. You should hear her talk to her lambs. Oh, sweetness.  So, there you have it. Pretty darn good, huh?

And for the record…here’s a pic of their cousins, Annie & Rosie on the pasture this morning. They were born Feb 10, and look at those little horns!

Annie & Rosie

Oh, and for the record, everyone was SO happy about this morning’s birth…look at this henny swinging in a basket!

WOOT WOOT!

Yep, that’s what she was saying.

Coming Out Party

Guess Who?

Annie, Rosie, and Sam

Yep, Sammy came out onto the big pasture today. First day since his trauma. You can how his horn is twisted down (the one in shadow). Today, he was on top of the world. Came out of the corral kicking and hopping like a lamb. So, we said, “Okay. Let’s try it.”

Button Button who’s got the Button?

Mahogany Buttons for Oatmeal Cardi

Alright, I know. Be careful what you wish for…or for what you wish. I wished for sweater weather, rather than sweatful weather. And, I got it!

Today, Oatmeal Cardi was given the chance to go to work, do its job, you know, be worn. But, I still hadn’t figured out the buttons. So, Tom gave me some slices of wood, cherry, mahogany, and maple, and said, “Go to town.” I did. I messed around for awhile, carving ovals, curvy rectangles, and all manner of awful things. Finally, I settled on some scooped corner mahogany squares, edges broken just enough to be smooth, and big enough to stay buttoned.

That’s them. Up there in the picture. Still unfinished, but tomorrow’s another day. They’ll be a dark red, lovely mahogany.

Oatmeal Modelling Raw Buttons

Well, so far, none of the darn photos show the red alpaca in the knit. I think that when the buttons are finish coated, and their color is vibrant, the red in the yarn will pop. A little bit. I hope.

So, that’s all I had time for today. Crazily enough. The twins are getting big and they aren’t napping so much, so Maa and Pa have to be out there spending time with the teeny lumpkins. Oh, I did have time for one more thing…

Glorious!

This is a recipe on which to found an empire. What’s in these muffins? Coconut, oats, tangerine, blueberries, the neighbors’ honey. And this and that, the stuff that unforgettableizes them.

Alrighty?

Time to give ba-bas to the babies.