What a difference shearing makes! Here is Chipit before:
April is on its way and lambing season is just around the corner. Our first ewe due to lamb is Chipit and she looks like it!
Sadly, she also isn’t doing the best. The weight of her lamb(s) is making her tire easily and we were startled to discover yesterday that she sometimes struggles to walk about and lie down. A vet visit relieved us of the possibility of hypocalcemia or pregnancy toxemia. His suggestion was that she has suffered some kind of trauma to her spinal column. Our best option is to keep her quiet, fed, and watered and hope that the arrival of the lambs will relieve her of added pressure.
So, we are doubly eager for the lambs to appear! If anyone wants to take a guess at how many ewe lambs and/or ram lambs she will have, just reply to this post and let us know what you think!
February was rolling toward March when we struck out for the “sunny south” to attend a FEW conference in North Carolina! As we travelled, we felt that we were experiencing time-lapse! The winter melted into spring in just two days – going from a couple feet of ice and snow to leafing shrubs, blooming pear trees, and flowering daffodils!
The conference was terrific: it was a real encouragement to fellowship with believers we had not before met, to hear challenging sessions on remaining focused on Christ and holding tightly to His Word, and to jump in and serve with the FEW team.
A few random photos of things that we do…
Part of what has kept us busy is the wool processing. We have finally finished spinning Chipit’s and Maple’s fleeces into yarn.
“And whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”
It seems I’m always doing this: going a long time without posting much and then covering several months of activity! But, as they say, “Better late than never.” So here is a run-down of the Frazer family activities for the past little while, though I may split it over several posts.
The Christmas season was a little less busy than some years. We did manage to get out to visit our grandparents – a really special time.
Other winter activities included a fellowship/skating event at New Years’…
Our spring batch of baby rabbits is, Lord willing, on its way! We just bred 8 of our 9 females. Before they pull out their fur for their babies, we took pictures of them.
Here are our bucks:
Other than our original rabbit, Smokey, our does all have small candy names:
Cinnamon Hearts is the only one we didn’t breed simply because we don’t have space. She and Champ are actually for sale. Anyone looking for a couple of friendly bunnies? The babies should be ready to go in May and can be reserved ahead of time, too.
And of course, the cat somehow knew that it was time for portraits…