Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Maisie

Just finished reading Sheepish (very good) by Catherine Friend and at the start of one chapter describing raising sheep she referenced a quote from Cullen Hightower, "We experience moments absolutely free from worry.  These brief respites are called panic."

Amen.

Little Maisie is a tough little lambie.  Having never raised a young'un this tiny, I overestimated what she should eat and gave her a tummy ache.  I think we've got her headed back the right direction, but I had one of those glorious days free from worry today.

However, the sun came out nice and warm this afternoon and I bundled her up and we ventured out for a few minutes.  

"The light is too bright.  Something's blowing in my ears.  Why are we out here?"

I sheltered her away from the sun and mild breeze and carried her up to the barn.  The sheep were all out back so we just hung out in front of the Wool House.  It didn't take but a couple minutes and she wanted down.


"What is this stuff?"


Staying close by.


But setting her sights on down the road I think.


Getting more comfortable.


Yep.


She loves Iris and Tilly.  Both dogs have made it exceptionally clear they are not babysitting any more lambs thank you very much.


And that gate ain't gonna be stoppin' her for quite a while ;-).

Saint Tim came up with the name Maisie.  As in The Amazing Maisie.  I think it suits her.

37 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Good job St. Tim she is aMAZIng, looks like she is doing great. Maybe take a twin size sheet and wrap around that gate, attach with couple big diaper pins (LOL) until she can't get thru the holes, otherwise you might as well take down the gate. Good to see her outside enjoying the sunshine. Her legs look a little steadier.

Had a nice 4 hours of light rain today more rain for the weekend should get this grass going.

Alice said...

Thanks for the update! She is really stylin' in that felted sweater. You are one diligent shepherd, Sara ;-)

♥ Brigitte ♥ said...

I love this tiny litte cute Baby! Thanks for this beautiful pictures!

Brigitte

The Dancing Donkey said...

I've always liked the name Maisie, good choice. It sounds like I might have to read that book. I've certainly had my share of "worry free" days:)

Christine said...

I am in love. Sweet, sweet Maisie. You are so adorable!

Lori Skoog said...

What's amazing, is those photos! Beautiful baby and great shots.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Perfect name..good job St. Tim..she is so cute in her sweater! :)

CathyD. said...

Such a wee little peanut. Good choice of a namel
She looks like a Maisie, kind of spunky. Hope everything goes smoothly from here on.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

She is just too cute for words!

Michelle said...

She looks positively perfect in these photos! I think you're over the hump - and in the blink of an eye she will not be able to fit through that baby gate. :-)

La trib├╣ della valle dei cavalli said...

Yes she is a tough girl...you can see in her eyes! But at the moment is a better idea if she can stay just near the dog! The start is always a whisper...but she soon will scream her presence!

Sue said...

What a cutie. I have a Maisie. At least, that was her name when I got her. I already had a Daisy, so Maisie got renamed Bridget. She's almost 12 now, and going strong. Good luck with the new little one.

small farm girl said...

With a name like that, too bad she's not gray. Lol. Get it? Macie Grey? I kill myself sometimes. Lol Pictures of her next to the dogs lets us know just how small she is. Although we have fainting goat that are born that small. Shes a cutie!!!!!

Marion from Hamburg said...

These pictures simply make me smile! I'm happy to see little Maisie steady on her legs out in the sunshine!
She seems to be interested in all what's around her - looks good, I think!
Thank you so much for letting us take part in your (sheep)world!

Dicky Bird said...

I like it Amazing Maisie. She is so cute!

June said...

It is truly a miracle how much she has improved (in photos) the last couple of days. You are such a good shepherdess! Such a blessing here at Christmas time, too. God Bless!!

Pam said...

I have a Maisy out at Kathy's! She was one wild bottle lamb many years ago, so she was frequently called Crazy Maisy. Very independent-I would give her her bottle and then she would ditch me, go straight into the living room, jump up onto the love seat and go to sleep. I'm so glad your Maisy is doing great!

I need orange said...

A lovely name, and a stylin' sweater, just waiting to grow as she does.

:-)

Suz said...

If she only knew how manypoeple loved her already and kept in their prayers for a full recovery...oh now I want a lamb
Love Maisie....I knew a woman named Maisie and she was one tough woman...good choice

Anonymous said...

She is too cute! I love the updates on her, thanks so much for caring and loving her!

marsha.kern@yahoo.com

Spinners End Farm said...

I just finished that book too Sara...I think I kept Will awake snorting while reading in bed!

Maisie is a dear. I am coveting lambs right now; I'm picking up our visiting ram on Monday! May babies....

Sheepmom said...

She looks great! Very perky and alert just as she should be. Great pics. Especially like her and Comby both looking down the driveway. She'll be sniffing cats in no time! Good solid lambie name, BTW. Keep the pictures coming!

LannieK said...

Awww. Maisie is doing so well - She's so lucky to have your care! Thanks for the pictues! Have a wonderful day...

Alice said...

Maisie means "Child of light". How fitting for a white lamb born during this season. Great choice, Tim!

Jenny Glen said...

That sweater is hysterical! Stick to your guns, Iris. Border collies do NOT baby sit lambs :)

bj from LaColline said...

I agree with Suz, Miss Maisie is loved by many.

That snapshot of her going through the gate too funny. She probably thinks you put it there just to train for jumping through hoops. ~ha!

Benita said...

So, is it my imagination, or is she smaller than the cat?

Michelle said...

Ha! Comby less than five pounds? Not since he was a kitten!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

She is sooooo tiny and adorable!
Hate to ask this - when does she loose her tail? Does it HAVE to be clipped? Love the sweater!!

Aaron said...

@Benita: She's not much bigger than Sara's boot.

Walking right through the baby gate is too funny.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

What is that on the other side of the baby gate?

I really do think that Miss Maisie has a huge fan club! It might include a dog or two but they wouldn't want anyone to know;)).

gowestferalwoman said...

Dang! i got a- lamb shaped poundcake mold thats the spitting image and size of her!!!

Love the name Maisie - wonderful choice!

Terry said...

She is a doll.

Andee said...

That might be the greatest sheep sweater in the history of all sheep sweaters!

Shirley said...

Good name! She looks like she is thriving.

Susan said...

I am away from my computer for a few days and you get the cutest lamb in the Universe - do they just find you? You are a beacon of Lamb Love. That sweater is the bee's knees - it looks like a little sleeve with straps. What a tiny mite she is.

Mary said...

I. love. her!! XXX What a sweetheart. Many, many hugs!

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