Spring Babies

MORNING GLORY FARM, GRANT, MINNESOTA . Babies Everywhere.

The lambs and their Ewe Moms milked, pranced, napped and grazed in pastures here and there, as there were many babies, born and being born.  The lambs pictured here are in the pasture next to the barn, where trees shade the babes, and soft grass cradles them.  There are more than 50 sheep here for sure.  The Moms keep a watchful eye on their babies.

Baby lambs and Mom Ewes everywhere

Lambs talk a lot, they sound like a human baby with a deep voice "baaaaaaaa"

A baby is being born in the further pasture on the side of the hill among the pines.   The Ewe is on her side, which is odd.  Usually, they stand to birth a lamb.  Rebecca grabs her sheperd’s staff in case a Ram charges her to protect the girls, and moves in for a closer look.  I did not take pictures because this is a stressful time for the Ewes.  She had the baby, and had another – twins.  We did however, take a shot hidden from among the bushes of a just born lamb.

We peeked through the brush at this newborn. Lambs have yellowish hair at first from the birthing fluid. Mom is cleaning her off.

MUSKRAT FARM, STILLWATER TOWNSHIP, MINNESOTA

The baby chicks arrived hungry and thirsty, stressed from the journey with many other babies in a ventilated box. They immediately drink and eat upon arrival and take to their new home quickly with the red heat lamp above.  It doesn’t take long before the little downy ball in my hand grows into a pullet with little wings.  In a week, the wings come in and the pullets begin jumping up to flap and fly.

Cukoo Muran (CoCo), Easter Egger or Americaunas (Aster & Iris)

Watch these sweet little chicks run about their brooder box.

Below, you can follow the development of Violet from a 1 week old chick to a pullet, to a 1 year old hen.  She’s a Favorelle, a Fancy Footed French Hen.

My friend, Scott’s sweet little boy visited the studio today.  He’s a very good baby.

Important note about vaccinations:  Most vaccinations are unnecessary for dogs and cats. There are very few that are necessary.  Veterinarian offices make more money off of vaccinations than any other service, so they continue to give them freely and often.  Do not give your dog a LYMES vaccine.  The Lymes vaccine is no longer given to humans because it causes rheumatoid arthritis in more than 35% of those vaccinated.  In dogs, it’s worse.  20% of the dogs go lame and 40% end up with chronic arthritis.   If  your dog or cat is over vaccinated when they are young and the immune system is not strong enough to handle it, they will be left with chronic immune disorders such as chronic asthma, like my beloved cat has.  Do the research before vaccinating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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