My apologies to all the non-sheep folks out there, but this photo shows what's got me worried these days...
Rhyn has a history of not wanting her babies to nurse for the first 12 hours or so after lambing. Last year the combination of a reluctant ewe and a lamb who stubbornly refused to be hooked up to the faucet had me totally exasperated. But once she's ready and baby figures things out, Rhyn is an excellent mother and I forget about all the hassle she causes me. This year I might just resign myself to supplementing the lamb(s) until she's ready to let them nurse. But this is the biggest bag I've seen on her yet, so she may not be so reluctant this year.
On a lighter note, my federal taxes are filed now. Yay! The kitchen table is finally cleared and I can finish framing my pasture series pieces.
Next week I start in on the Shepherd's Harvest Sheep & Wool Festival booklet. Mark your calendars for May 7-8 and plan to attend the festival if you're in the area! I'll have a booth there -- hopefully my Shetlands will be done lambing by then. :-)