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Lambs

January 3, 2014
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Lambs

New lambs for Christmas…. The shepherd boy caught one of his baby lambs and brought it up to the house for everyone to ooohhh and ahhh over.  Newborn lambs are so sweet!

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Christmas Lambs

December 27, 2013
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Christmas Lambs

We switched out our ram at the beginning of the year.  Our new ram looks nice enough but as we approached the end of the year, we were really wondering if he worked or not.  Our worries were relieved when we found 3 new baby lambs in the field the day after Christmas.  We are…

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Pregnant Ewes, Lambing Season and When Things Don’t Go Right

January 19, 2013
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Pregnant Ewes, Lambing Season and When Things Don’t Go Right

Our 15 year old son is a shepherd to a small, but expanding flock of sheep.  He has had a relatively easy time with the sheep compared to other animals my kids have tried out.  These sheep seem very hardy and resistant to disease.  They lamb easy and often have twins.  They are easy to…

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Katahdin Twins Born

April 23, 2010
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Katahdin Twins Born

I know I talk a lot about the Katahdin sheep we have.  We really do love the Katahdin hair sheep!  Someone asked us not too long ago why we have sheep on the farm.  The reason we chose the Katahdin breed was because of several reasons:  they do well in the South, they have hair…

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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

April 21, 2010
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2010 Spring Time on the Farm

It isn’t a understatement that we have been swamped with activity here on the farm. This year has brought us many changes….many good changes for our family and we are starting to feel like we are gaining traction once again. This spring, we are enjoying all the babies being born. We’ve had several different sets…

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More Katahdin Sheep Twins Born

March 19, 2010
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More Katahdin Sheep Twins Born

We love having sheep on the farm.  Our 12 year old raises them, but we all love them.  It has been lambing season here on Vaughnshire farm.  We love having babies around here! We’ve had mostly pleasant experiences this year, except for the one stillborn lamb the boys had to pull. That momma ewe is doing…

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Pulling a Breech Lamb

February 19, 2010
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Pulling a Breech Lamb

If your not interested in hearing about our experience with pulling a breech lamb, you should just skip this post. Our 12 year old has a thriving herd of 12 sheep.  He bought 4 sheep 2 years ago.  We’ve already butchered 2 and and lost 2 babies.  Overall, we love the Katahdin sheep.  They have…

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Picture Preview of New Lambs

January 4, 2010
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Picture Preview of New Lambs

Yesterday our sweet momma ewe, Georgia, had two baby rams.  Momma and babies are all doing wonderfully even if it was 9 degrees last night.  We are glad the rams are thriving and “boinging” around like lambs do.  We have some other ewes that are due to have babies, so we are all anxiously awaiting…

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A Cold New Year Brings Babies

January 3, 2010
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It’s cold…very cold.  The boys enjoy updating me on how cold it is outside.  It’s been below freezing for a couple of days.  We’ve had a busy first few days of the new year and all very eventful.  The boys heard coyotes out one night while doing their chores that they said they were so close…

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Conversations with Our Children

November 10, 2009
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Conversations with Our Children

It’s a busy time…farming and home schooling and livin’ life.  We’ve had a full Fall already with difficult funerals and happy weddings.  We’ve tried to slow down.  I’m beginning to think that is not possible. So we’ve been hitting life full speed ahead and making progress some days…and other days not so much. As the day…

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Middle Tennessee Agrarian life in the Fall!

October 28, 2009
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Middle Tennessee Agrarian life in the Fall!

In case you have been wondering where we went…we’re still here.  I amazed at how busy life is.  Fall is already here in full swing and it is absolutely amazingly gorgeous outside.  Every year, I stand in awe at the amazing painting that appears. We have a lot of things coming up in the near future. …

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And a new baby lamb…

September 2, 2009
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And a new baby lamb…

We were all pleasantly surprised to find out that we also had a new baby lamb born on the farm today.  This ewe had problems with her last birth earlier this year in January.    This time, she and the new baby ram are doing well. 

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Snowy Sheep in March

March 1, 2009
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Snowy Sheep in March

On the first day of March, we awoke to a blanket of snow over our farm.  It snowed last year in March as well…that seems to be a common trend here.  Snow is so blinding bright and white…and wonderful.  It makes the noisy world around stand still.  Ok, well, the farm was still noisy with…

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They are so cute!

February 3, 2009
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They are so cute!

Well, she had TWINS!!!  We are all very excited and thrilled that the final ewe to lamb had twins!  They are doing well and we let them out of the lambing pen the other day to join the other sheep in the pasture.  The babies are so cute and funny.  Sheep really do “boing”!

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Busy

January 29, 2009
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We are just too cold to blog.  No, really, just really busy.  We have had a grand time getting together a first ever Vaughnshire Egg Sale Day:  happening today at the adorable bakery on our little town square.  Our egg production has continued to climb despite the dog killing 10 of our good layers.  We…

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