Posts Tagged ‘ sheep ’

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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Vaughnshire Family Farming- Winter and Spring 2011

May 4, 2011
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Vaughnshire Family Farming- Winter and Spring 2011

We remembered this thing we have called a blog.  I’m not sure if anyone has missed us…but we are still here.  I hope to start farm blogging again and occasionally, turn it over to my older boys to blog about the happenings at Vaughnshire Farm for those interested.  I’ll briefly catch up this year…. The beginning of…

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The last 6 weeks

August 13, 2010
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The last 6 weeks

I’m in the last part of my pregnancy.  It’s been a brutal hot summer although we are thankful it hasn’t been hot with a drought.  At least we have been getting rain even if we do have high humidity levels…at least everything is still green and growing!  It’s always a challenging time for me when…

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What’s Going on at the Farm?

July 16, 2010
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What’s Going on at the Farm?

We have lots going on around the farm.  The flood put a damper on our  progress and we have been having to deal with cleaning up piles and piles of river rock.  We did get the rock off our main pasture fence and stood it up straight again.  The rock is still all around us..but…

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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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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

March 19, 2010
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Agrarian Life: Wayward Sheep Hear the Shepherd’s Voice

Here are a few of the sheep last summer.  The herd has grown quite a bit since last year.   This year we’ve already had 3 sets of twins since February. It is truly amazing how much this agrarian life has transformed our thinking and deepened our understanding about life.   I was in the…

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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

January 22, 2009
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Farm Life: Highs and Lows Part III

Beth already spilt the beans as they say.  But, today was another exciting day on the farm with many lessons in the ups and downs of life. It started off very “low” in the early hours of the morning.  You know those early hours, the ones before most computer geeks go to bed.  Yep, it…

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