We had another girl arrive, this time it was Elizabeth’s pet lamb Lacy who gave birth. Lacy used to look like this:
She thought Elizabeth was her mother, and she still does. When she first saw another sheep, she ran crying to Elizabeth in terror! She doesn’t know she is a sheep. She thinks she is human. And.. a few days ago to her shock and horror, something wet and sticky came out in the paddock behind her…. To make things worse, this pesky little thing kept following her… even head butting it away didn’t stop it.
This is Lacy now, all growed up and a baby of her own that she doesn’t want:
And as for letting it get a feed – the baby knows what she wants, but Lacy won’t let her… so she needed a helping hand:
We are keeping both of them in this cage in an attempt to get Lacy to accept Lucy, her baby. Grampa McDonald says we might have to do this for up to two weeks… sigh…..! It is rather sad to see Lacy butting her baby around and ignoring it… Oh, and the other mother and baby from the last post? They are doing well and behaving themselves as good sheep should 🙂 We’ve called the baby Jilly.
In other news, I have been making quilted stockings to send up to my sister, Christie, for her to sell at her local market. So far I have 8 that are up to the same stage – they just need their cuffs on….
Many of her friends loved them and she thought they would sell well. I am not personalizing them, just keeping them simple. We shall see if people buy them or not! So, that is the latest news from the farm and the sewing room!!
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