Yesterday was a bittersweet day.
As you saw in my previous post, we had our first lamb! Always time for a celebration.
The bitter part of the day, is that we had to say ‘good-bye’ to our old girl, Venus.
She has quite the story and I wish she could have told me her tales. She travelled all the way from an island off of Maine, where she lived with a flock of Jacob sheep. She lived with Ingrid Painter for the majority of her life and came here a couple of years ago. In that time, she managed to work her way into my heart in a stand offish way. We spent some quality time together over the last couple weeks as I could see she was deteriorating. I think she had a stroke or something along those lines Saturday and I told my husband that we were going to need to evaluate her on Sunday and make a tough decision if she didn’t look any better. She passed away some time during the night. Rest well, sweet Venus.
Farm life gives you so many opportunities to marvel at the circle of life. As were saying ‘good-bye’ to Venus, we were saying ‘hello’ to Hyacinth’s lamb…
Lisette and Hyacinth do most things together, so I wasn’t surprised to find Lisette with lambs this morning…
She is a loud girl!!! I love the little spot on her chin.
Rose – not to be out done by her sister, has a very cute spot too!
The sire to all three of the lambs is Byeburn Hector.
Definitely a sweet part of our day 🙂