A Little Blog Neglection — Kissing up with Jacobs

My poor blog, sometimes I bet it wonders where I’ve been — why don’t I write?  I’m sure most of my readers can attest to being busy.  By the way, that’s one little faux pas about blogging… Never mention how busy you’ve been because, so has everyone else!  And that is so true.  My Grandma used to complain about how quickly the years went by as she got older and she passed just before her 92nd birthday, she also told me to “never get old” and I certainly haven’t planned to.  It’s just happening year by year, in fact I’m still tweaked about my 10th birthday… I knew the double digits wouldn’t be all that they were cracked up to be!  Yes, I never wanted to turn 10, only wanted to remain nine and yes I was a strange little kid.  Maybe a little too ahead of my time at moments.

We’ve certainly had our share of “weather bouncing” — one moment it’s warm sunshine, then to snow, then to drizzly rain, the back to sun, then to cold wind.  The sheepy girls are getting closer to lambing, a few are really bagging up.  Especially Raider’s girls, he certainly never wastes any time.  I’m not seeing any change in my beautiful Hazel and am dreading finding out that she’s sterile.  I sure hope not!  Maybe I could keep her around for a promotion sheep?  One to travel while other mamas are home enjoying raising lambs?  We’ll see… But that’s a flock concern right now.

Here’s my Hazel, a sweet gal — was a bottle lamb back in ’09 after she and her sister Edna were abandoned by their dam for another’s lamb.  And so she may have a strange look on her face but that’s only because she was about to do this…

…use her horns for good scratchers.  Let’s hope there’s babes in that tummy of hers by Raider.  She didn’t lamb last year but wasn’t with the ram all that long and isn’t looking all that plump this year either. 

On a lighter note, Sophia is without a doubt pregnant (she has her back toward us).  I think in this photo she has one one either side.  Meg decided to keep her company and let me tell you a little more about Meg.

This is “Blue Ewe Meg,” and she’s a wonderful little addition to our flock.  So story-book cute and brings with her a beautiful fleece and new genetics!  Meg travelled all the way from Kentucky to be with us here, and I can almost detect and accent when she baaa’s.

And here’s Mister Hudson, looking quite well as an almost two year old.  Hard to believe it’s been that long since he graced us with his presence but he sure is looking quite nice and I am loving his horn-set.  I thought this was a pretty fun picture of him, not every day you get to stare down a Jacob ram.

Now I’ll leave you with a very exciting find – my new mug that sits on a shelf in my office. 

Made by Dunoon in England, of fine bone china.  Pretty eh?  I was excited to find something with Jacobs on it, had no idea such things existed!  Happy lambing to those friends who’re well in to their lambing days.

About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on February 24, 2011, in Jacob Sheep. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I just LOVE Hudson, Joan! And, PS, I want a mug like yours. How can I get one??????? Happy lambing to you too.

    • Thanks Shari! You know, I totally stumbled on that mug by accident. You might want to search ebay for it? I found it on a site called bonanza.comwhich is similar to etsy. I’ll let you know if I find another.

  2. Good to see a new post, Joan. LOVE that first photo! Yes, we are all busy, but I blog because I NEED to, for me, so I make time for it. 🙂

    I only bred four ewes and used CIDRs to time estrus, so I know the two narrow windows during which they could lamb. The only two ewes who appear to be pregnant do not look anywhere CLOSE to lambing in two weeks; the other two first-timers don’t look pregnant at all. It’s a very strange year here….

    • I sure hope they start showing signs for you Michelle – and hope they’re prego afterall! I know what you mean about strange… Having one of those myself. Oh well, next year will hopefully be better! Right? 😉

  3. Hi Joan,
    I’m soooo happy to see pictures of Meg and to see she’s growing up beautifully. I thought she was an awesome lamb, loved her fleece and her personality! I tried working on those KY vowels with her but I guess it didn’t take – too many other influences I suppose!
    I’m delighted by all the Jacobs blogs – really missing my sheep and living vicariously through watching everyone else’s. Also love the mug!
    Good luck with lambing, and thanks for posting the pictures!

    • Hey thanks for stopping by Sally! 🙂 Good to see you commenting here… Meg is such a beautiful little gal. I just love her, and she’s so friendly. Give her plenty of time here in Northern California and she’ll lose the accent. 😉

  4. Oh you DOG! I collect Dunoons and have never seen that Jacob mug. I have a different one, but yours is much prettier :-).

    I had just about given up on your sheep blog, but now I find I’m way behind. Your lambs are adorable, especially the house lamb watching a movie with Annie. And Hank… What a doll.

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