Rachel and Moses, our new Gulf Coast lambs, got all the press this weekend, but they weren't our only newcomers. I also had the pleasure of welcoming Daisy Troop 2679 to the farm. The girls got to learn about sheep, chickens, guard dogs, alpacas, and How to Spin!
They each made their own two-ply wool bracelets to wear home, and did a lovely job with their spinning.
Of course, Girl Scouts are always the picture of courtesy, and they left me a beautiful hand-made card on their way out. I had a blast with the girls, and I hope they come back when the weather is more suited for a farm tour.
Meanwhile, Mary Elizabeth was beginning her labor in the sheep shed, and we all know how that came out.
Mom is doing wonderful with them. My spinning class went up to the shed for a little peek yesterday and she huddled them into a corner for protection. Once she felt comfortable, she let them wander around the pen so we could get a better look.
I'd like to see them put on a little more weight, so I'm going to increase Mary Elizabeth's grain ration a little bit. And wash off their crusty butts. Lamb poo is a force of nature.