Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New babies, two and four legged!

There is a story to this signage. I made this out of recycled cedar fence and lattice. I am also making wind breaks for the chickens and turkeys, with three sections, and am in the process of priming and painting these. With the left over, I hope to have enough to make a decorative, protective fence around the air conditioner. Folks always drive by our place slowly and crane their necks to see what the Radi's are up to, especially when they see the Katahdins out in the front pasture with the long tails. Did you know, one way to tell a goat from a sheep is that a goat carries its tail up, and a sheep down, if they have tails anyway. Well, now they know what kind of animals we have back there. This sign faces the road in front of our house. I also painted something on the back of it, it will be a surprise at the end of my post. BABIES May Day, May Day! Boy did April fly by for us. Seems like only yesterday it was Easter. We have been very busy of late. Starting with the birth of our 3RD grandchild on April 24TH. Mom and baby are doing great, she is named Kaitlin Victoria Radi. Here is a picture of me holding my new grandbaby at the hospital.
Of course Lily does not know what to think of this new little arrival who is getting too much of her attention! Grandpa even likes holding her!
FOUR LEGGED BIRTHS We are all done lambing for the season. We ended up with 2 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb out of our registered Katahdins. Kipcha was the only ewe who had birthing problems, her baby was huge and breech to boot. I did get it out, and it was quite trumatic for mom and baby. But we saved the both of them. The little ram lamb laid like a frog for two days, and could not get up. Then miraculously he ran and met me at the gate one morning for his bottle. I had stated bottle feeding him, and had tried to get him back on his moma, but due to the wild nature of the Katahdins, was unable to. So now I have a bottle baby. I call him Tiny Tim, since he had the back leg problems when he was born.
We finished the shelter covering the sheep feeders, just have to paint the wood. With the price of hay these days, we want to protect all that we can. The animals also enjoy the shade when the sun is stright up in the sky.
BOOK CLUB Those who are following my reads for book club, the books chosen this month are: My Antonia by Willa Cather(a free download on Kindle. This book was great!) Lone Wolf by Jodie Picoult. The Wolf Gift by Anne Rice(I am listening to this as audiobook, I did not want to waste my time reading it, since it is about a "Man Wolf" but I am half way through it and I am liking this book) If these books don't have me howling at the moon, I don't know what will. SEWING ROOM Unfortunately, only the placemats were finished in the sewing room this month. And I don't know of anyone else who is pregnant and expecting a baby. I do have 3 blocks to be done next month for quilt club. Oh, but wait, I did do another block, but not in the sewing room, it was out in the great outdoors! Surprise!
So that is what folks see when they leave our place. More later.........................................................

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