Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Come see my NEW baby!

What a great day! The whole family was home today, homeschooling, running errands, etc, when I was met by my sweet 7 yr. old with a very special surprise...an early Mother's day present...a 3 day old lamb!!!!! I was so surprised. I had no idea that this is what she has been wanting to give me for Mother's day this year, but she kept a good secret! While I love my goats, Miranda knows that sheep are what have always melted my heart, and I have always LOVED them! I have always wanted my very own baby lamb, and now, at the age of 38, I have my very first one! What a sweet gift from my sweet girl!

We named her Molly, and she is a bottle baby. Her momma had tripletts, and couldn't feed all of them. In our little community, we have one of those country feed stores that doubles as a post office. You really can't move around much in there because of all the feed bags. The man who runs it also raises these sheep, Dorpers. He always tells us about them, but I never imagined I would actually have one of my own! Molly is SO soft and cuddly. I will be feeding her every 3-4 hrs. for awhile. It will be a lot of hard work...but she is worth it. Here are some more pictures...








Stay tuned for more adventures with Molly, our bottle baby!


9 comments:

Wendi said...

What a special gift! Molly is a cutie.

Dalyn (AKA The Queen of Quite Alot) said...

my goodness! How adorable! Is that a meat or hair sheep? Milk sheep? I don't know enough about sheep, but I would love to have a couople too.

JShannon said...

Oh my gosh, how cool is that? There is a farm real close to my house that raise sheep and there a few black sheep in there.....I always thought it would be neat to have a "black sheep".

day by day said...

Absolutely precious!!!!!

L~ said...

OH MAN I WISH WE LIVED CLOSER!

We could have a critter "play-date!!!" The chicks could ride on the sheep's back! :)

She's soooo cute, hmmmm do I need one of those too??????

xoxoL~

plain*worker*primitives said...

She's so cute...I can't wait until we can get some critters...can't do it here in military housing.

I wanted to stop by today and invite you over for my giveaway :)
Have a good weekend!
XO melissa

...they call me mommy... said...

How sweet! :) Will you shear the sheep when it is older??? I know little to nothing about sheep! :-)

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a sweet gift!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Awwww!