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Lambs!!!! Kittens!!!! Chickens!!!!

Posted 5/29/2012 1:48pm by Sharon Kinsey .

Spring has been big around the farm - lots of new additions.

Chickens

At the end of April we received 6 new Faverolles - 5 hens and one roo.  I think the black one is the roo.  The coloring on several of the hens is very different than first group.

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Kittens

Well, Miss Kitty went and got herself in trouble...I could kick myself for not getting her fixed.  In Virginia they will not spay until 3 or 4 months old and so, by the time I remembered I had not taken care of it - too late!  Last week, Miss Kitty delivered 3 new kitties - very cute.  They will also find new homes in short order!

Miss Kitty's kittiesMiss Kitty's kitties 

Lambs

Last December, we had an "accident."  I was holding a breeding pair of Babydolls for pick up and the lady had to delay coming for about a week.  In that time, one of the cows (I'm thinking Annabelle) decided the hay I had thrown into the stall looked better than the hay I gave her, so she popped the latch and let the sheep out and herself in.  It did not take but a few hours for Moses to add to the population.  The ladies were lined up with numbers.  Oh well....  I am not sure, but I sure thought at least 6 ewes were pregnant but so far - on Saturday - Leah was the first to deliver twin rams (soon to be wethers).  I am naming them Pinto and Paint (for obvious reasons).  They are Barbado Dolls and will be for sale when weaned for $200 each.  Leah makes the most beautiful babies!  I do not know if more are on the way - it sure is passed the delivery date I calculated but it is possible that I got the date wrong. If babies are on the way - they should be here in the next 3 days.  

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Bongo and Bailey Update

 Bongo and Bailey have both finished their primary chemo treatments and about to start a low dose chemo regimine - they are both doing beautifully.  This month Bailey celebrated his 5 month ampiversary and Bongo celebrated his 3 month ampiversary.  Please keep them in your prayers.  

Sharon and Babe

Well, I have finally managed to get in some saddle time.  I spent 4 days at a special clinic in Lexington Virginia where I finally learned that I am supposed to control Babe, not the other way around!  This past weekend I attended an ACTHA ride in Palmyra Virginia where Babe and I learned how to avoid trees on the trail....it took a while and I have the bruises to prove it but we now have that skill down pat.  We also competed in our first obstacle courses.  No ribbons but we had a blast!  Especially when I had to dismount and mount with a large stuffed dog in my hands.  Babe never batted an eye.  Nor did the big blue whale they placed at one of the creek crossings.  She's come a long way - so have I.  

New Jungle Jim

I do not remember posting pictures of the new playset for the goats.  I am waiting for one of them to jump on Pearl's back!

New jungle jimNew jungle Jim 

 Cows

I think Pattilabelle is now full grown - not sure about Anabelle - she may have another hundred pounds or so yet to go.

Pattilabelle and Annabelle 

My Irises

I have found a love for Bearded Iris and so I have been busy planting them over the past year or so.  Here are a few pictures - they are so beautiful.  Normally, plants come to my house to die - but I think my luck has finally changed.  

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That's it for now.  Stay tuned for more lamb announcements.  I will post this info on the main web page and under for sale as well.

Please pray for all those who are suffering in body, mind, or spirit.  

Sharon