Sunday, June 17, 2018

A Is For Abby

For anyone not following social media, we lost Abby on Friday.  She'd gone in for a check up, was still a little off, we decided to do one more round of antibiotics and she had a reaction to the shot and they couldn't save her.  The drug was RESFLOR.  Please spread the word - DO  NOT EVER USE ON LAMBS.  

I have taken this incredibly hard.  And I'm going to leave it at that.  

I had not yet done her week three recap and had been looking forward to working on that Friday afternoon.  I didn't think I could do that now and added that to the list of things I was angry that Abby and I were cheated out of.  

I never told her adoption story.  I never told the story about us almost going to Chicago.  Her peeing in my Cheerios one morning.  I never took a funny video of her eating vanilla wafers.  I'd never even taken an official photograph of her.  She was never going to get a mug shot.  Be on the Christmas card.  Get her first hair cut.  Grow up. 

Reg talked me into going ahead with the recap "memory".  Abby had earned that and her life should be celebrated.  I figured if I could get through that I could make her a mug shot, too.  My brain is still too fizzy though and all I could think of for her "rap sheet" was her name.  It's taken me all afternoon to write these few paragraphs.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Abby's Week Two Recap

Abby's having a much better second week at Equinox Farm :-).  She's feeling much better, much to the cat's dismay.  Still hasn't figured out the grazing/eating thing, but she's working on it.  Here is a fun recap.

Life is starting to settle down some.  Not to jinx anything...

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Aaaand We're Back...And We Brought Company

Sorry to be blogless for so long.  I've had the perfect storm of no computer internet access...and for anyone not following IG/Twitter/FB...

This is Abby Lamby.  She was two weeks old yesterday and, boy, has she had a tough two weeks.  She had a very traumatic birth (sheepmom had to do mouth to mouth to even get her started) and ended up with some serious complications that have kept several shepherds and vets working together as what is now being called Team Abby over on Instagram.  I just love that!  

So yes, she came from Nistock Farms so she's sweet and beautiful and smart and all sheep ;-).   Her dad is Brick and Brick's dad was Rocky, which reminds me I've never done an official welcome to the farm post for "the boys".  It's going to take me a bit to catch up. 

I also have new Lamb Camp photos to share...once Abby lets me spend some time in the office ;-).

Saturday, May 19, 2018

2018 Kentucky Sheep And Fiber Festival

Despite the not so great weather (it's May in Kentucky, so it could always be worse ;-), we had a great day at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival.  Biscuit, Muffin and Liddy did a great job working the crowd and all three were happy to let kids of all ages visit with them.  Auntie Reg did a great job working the crowd as always :-).

Here is a fun iPhone compilation of pictures and videos.  This is the "long version".

Looks like the rain is over, so come on out tomorrow!  And don't forget the Bluegrass Classic Stock Dog Trial will still be going on down the hill as well.  Tomorrow is the "double lift" (championship), which is exceptionally fun to watch.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

If You Think I've Gone Missing...

...just check the skirting room. Whew!  I'm done with our fleeces and now I'm working on the fleeces from Tring Farm.  Hopefully I'll be finishing up today because it's almost time to load the trailer!  

For something fun I thought I'd post a Lamb Camp shot from the April Archives and found this sweet picture of one of the guardian dogs, Bella, sleeping with a ewe we call Georgie and her two lambs.  Which reminded me I had a picture from earlier in April...

Georgie was a first time mom this spring and I love this picture of her getting reassurance from Annemarie as they got ready to head to the nursery.  The lambs born out in the field get a ride to the barn in a dog crate on the back of the golf cart.  The moms follow along, keeping a close eye on their babies.

I thought I'd add a link to more information about the golf cart set up and guess what!  That's Georgie as a lamb!  What a fun coincidence :-).

Georgie's fleece is one of the fleeces coming to the festival this weekend.  It's a lovely color and would be a great first fleece for someone wanting to learn how to wash and process a farm fresh  fleece.  I like pairing up fleeces to people and am happy to talk wool all day long, so don't hesitate to ask me for suggestions :-).

Hope to see you this weekend!


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