So I promised to come back and blog again, so here I am, in less than a month this time.
We have lambs!! We had 3 pregnant ewes this year. Our ram is a Dorper cross, mostly black and is self shedding. He seems to do an okay job, but only one set of twins, so that was a bit disappointing. The first lamb was born on August 1st and is a ram lamb, the next to come were twins to the brown ewe, born August 11th, both ewe lambs, one with tight curly wool and one with longer shaggier wool (the mother ewe is a pure bred Arapawa). Finally on August 13th the biggest ewe gave birth in the middle of a hailstorm to a single ewe lamb, which is mostly black with 2 white legs, a white spot on its head and a white tail tip. It’s good to get that all out the way with no dramas and good to see they are all healthy so far.
We’ve had a few day of better weather too, which makes me feel a bit happier. We are supposed to be in for a glorious weekend, so I plan to get out into the garden and get the new bed ready for planting potatoes.
The small boy had a birthday last weekend. We had a full house, with both big brothers home, Matt’s girlfriend and even our extra teenager taking the day off work to join in the family fun. One of the best presents he got was a new set of Nerf guns, so added to the ones we already have there was a lot fun having shoot outs :-) When small boy needed time out I taught the bigger ones how to play 500. It was an awesome family weekend, in my opinion, much better than a party with lots of noisy small kids.
Cam wanted a Minecraft cake, so I ordered an edible printed icing. A bit of a cheat, but he didn’t care.
In other news Lilly and A (our extra teen who has been living with us since Feb) are gearing up for the school Prom in a couple of weeks. Ian Mum is making their dresses, so we have sorted out styles and been fabric shopping. Fitting time next weekend, then shoe shopping and sorting out hair and makeup. Exciting. Neither of the boys went, so I am pleased that both the girls are going.
Well, I better go get some work done. Small boy has to go to the Orthodontist in a couple of weeks, so I need to earn the $$ to pay for that.