April 22, 2017

Spring Snapshots

Ivy and I enjoy the warm days when we can go barefoot!
Sadly, this spring has mostly been cold and rainy, so not too many barefoot days yet.

 After so many easy births, our last ewe of the season gave us a fun situation.  She had triplets - all HUGE lambs - and the first one was making it difficult for everyone by trying to come out back first.  No, not breech - her back above her hips was blocking everything. Hank had a fun time re-positioning and pulling her, and ended up pulling the other two since the mama was so tired.  Sadly we lost the last one - she snorted up a bunch of birth fluid and it couldn't be cleared out in time.  But the other two are just fine, although we ended up bringing the trouble maker (1st lamb) inside for some TLC.  She's my bottle lamb now and I named her Felicity.

If Daddy is outside, Ivy wants to be outside, too!

Playing dress-up with mommy's shoes. :)

My latest knitting project and reading material.  I devoured both of Amanda Owen's books as quickly as possible.  So inspiring to me!  The knitting project is a sweet lamb baby blanket.  I'll share pics when it's finished.

Getting her greens in.

Visiting Gus.

Easter Sunday

Those little toes and sandals. So much cuteness!

We spent our Resurrection Day afternoon at Hank's parent's place eating yummy food and playing several rounds of Mexican Train.  Ivy enjoyed being the only grandchild there and eating corn on the cob. *wink*

We're making progress on buying our new place, slowly but surely.  Lord willing, we'll be able to close within the next few weeks.  In the meantime we will be figuring out where we want to put the well and our pole barn.  Exciting times!

Here's hoping the next time I post, I'll be sharing pics of our new Baby! *smile*

Does your family have any Easter/Resurrection Day traditions?  I want to know!

April 17, 2017

Getting closer...

 37 weeks

Dreading labor, but so excited to be nearing the end of this pregnancy and finding out if Baby is a boy or a girl!  Praying for a safe delivery and that our plans for Ivy during that time will work out.