Saturday, February 23, 2008

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Life Goes On

Spring is just around the corner and we're all watching for it. It's been sunny and beautiful for over a week now and we can't help wishing for winter to be over. Even the duck has been waiting by the water trough, gazing out at his pond and willing it to thaw.Lambing has slowed down and we are met eagerly every morning by our two bottle fed babies. One baby was a triplet and her mother didn't have enough to feed her. The other baby was just plain old rejected by her mom who lambed in a back pasture and forgot all about her second baby by the time we got her into the barn. We tried to convince her that she had two but when the baby started to suffer we took her away and put her with the triplet. They now go everywhere together and have no problems getting their meals from a bottle.Skid is working on his behavior skills. He has some well behaved paw prints to fill since Chip is gone so we have begun with the simple basics. When we first started, Skid was a bit traumatized by being expected to obey, but his sit, down, and stay have improved enough for him to follow me around while I do the "non dog" chores.
Kit is also enjoying the warm weather while she is on watch. (she's just resting her eyes)