Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Rainy Sunday

What do farmers do on a rainy Sunday when they want to get off the farm? Well, they go visit another farm, of course. This past week, Dr. Taft told Weldon about his prolific ewes, one of which had quadruplets and another that had triplets.  He invited us to come see them, so we did.

We drove through the rain to Stauber Farm and Dr. Taft met us at the door. I couldn't help but notice his two beautiful cats in the porch, snuggled together on a fat, round cushion. We need a huge porch with lots of fat, round cushions for all our cats, right?

We crossed the highway, went through a couple gates, and entered the sheepfold. He raises St. Croix Sheep, and you can read about them on his website. (Just click on Stauber Farm above.)
As we walked, Dr. Taft updated us on the sheep. Another ewe had had quadruplets last night! He said his sheep hadn't birthed quadruplets in about six years, so this has been quite the spring. Now I'll just post some pics, because I don't know what else to say, other than they were totally cute, especially the little lambs with their high-pitched bleats.

Don't tell the sheep, but there are some little chicks hiding out in another room of the sheep house, staying cozy under a warming lamp.
The guys below didn't make a peep but kept a close eye on us, perhaps ensuring we weren't up to any shenanigans.
Thank you, Dr. Taft, for introducing us to your delightful animals. Good luck with all those babies!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:16 PM

    What a cool adventure to go on! quadtruplets, wow, that is profitable. liked the chickies too...Adella