This evening, as the sun was setting, Erin arrived at the barn to care for Ky and Fiona, her two equine charges. Of late, any visit to the barn has required a quick check of the residents of the sheep barn. Erin found Alice our Katahdin ewe with a tiny brown lamb at her feet and clearly in the process of delivering it's little twin. As we watched, Alice cared for each lamb and without fuss or drama quickly dropped little brown baby number three into the soft bedding of the sheep nursery. The miracle of birth will never grow old....each little arrival is welcomed, bottle babies are special but it is even more special to watch a new mom bonding and caring for her tiny, dependant offspring...be it one, two or even three.
Time to go and give little Baby Bear her evening bottle. A nearly full moon is in the sky illuminating the barn and pastures with an eerie glow. Down in the sheep barn, little Baby Bear will be stirring...and waiting for her humans to arrive. Take care, keep safe, M