Our first lambs were born on Monday night to our ewe, Cleo!! It is always exciting to head to the barn in the wee hours of the morning to check the animals and be greeted by two fuzzy lambs nursing their mom!!! Upon seeing that Cleo had given birth, I called Harmony on the phone and immediately a parade of kids (first Kade, and soon after Eilah and Basil) come tearing down the hill with flashlights in tow to see the new additions. Both baby lambs are healthy and seem to be adjusting well!!
Even though these lambs are slated for meat in about 6-9 months, we decided that they should have names. I thought that because there was a chance of thunderstorms today that "Storm" would be a good name for the brown lamb, and because it is December "Christmas" would make a good name for the white lamb. I suggested these names to Harmony and the kids and Eilah's response was....."NO....the brown one is "Duck" and the white one is "Chicken!" She has proceeded to be adamant since they were born that their names are Duck and Chicken.........so long story, short.........Duck and Chicken have joined the farm and I am sure they will approve of their somewhat unique names!!
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )