Thursday, January 19, 2012

Baba and Louie

I'm gonna make this quick because I have homework to do, but also need to start boiling water on the stove so that I can wash the mountain of dishes that is taking over the kitchen. This is day 3 of having no water and it's just a terrible thing to deal with. We're buying drinking water in town and Art is bringing containers up from Tom's to give the animals. Art put a heater on the frozen pipes up at "gramma's", but the water has yet to flow. We may be past the worst of this cold weather, so in a couple of days when it's above zero again things will be melting and I'll be complaining about THAT. Why can't there just be a nice middle ground? Is that too much to ask?

Here's what it was like this morning. Thankfully, no wind.




Other news is that the Jeep has broken down.... yet AGAIN. This time it is the water pump and what seems to be gelatinous anti-freeze. I guess a 50/50 mix is not enough when it gets this cold.

Enough of all that griping.... onto FUNNER stuff! We are now the proud parents of twin lamb boys. They were born yesterday morning on a farm in Vanderhoof. Their momma is unable to care for them, so they need to be bottle fed for awhile. When we went to get them, there were 2 more... also brand new.... that we could have taken. We were so darned tempted, but felt it might be best to break ourselves in with two for now. We are interested in getting a couple more later, maybe. I really like the black ones. Anyways, we took these two brothers and named them Baba and Louie. Baba has a black nose, Louie's is pink. One of the first things we did was skype Sophie to show her the babies. I think she got quite a kick out of it. And then one bleeted and the look on her face was priceless. It was perfect!

Because it is so darned cold outside, we made them a temporary home in a big dog kennel and put it in our living room. Art slept on the floor beside them last night and we both got up every 2 hours to feed them. He was getting up to stoke fires anyways. Now, get ready for cute overload because here come a bunch of pictures.













4 comments:

Mike DiMassimo said...

Dyanne says get doggy diapers for them. Did the farmer give them selenium shots? If he did not you will have to soon. We are low on selenium in BC and they will get white muscle disease. Did he dock their tails? If not, you might want to ...because they can be messy if not done. Also if you are not planning on using them for breeding you should put elastics on them soon. It is much easier at this age rams can get aggresive if not castarated. Just thought I'd let you know since they are your 1st. I am home this afternoon because the water pump froze. All thawed out and working again

Carol Browne said...

OH. MY. GOD. Bleating little lambs in the living room? How awesome is that? Art & Jo-Ann had a farm..EI, EI, OHHH! I want to be on feed the baby lambs duty! You're having the best day ever! Except for the frozen water. But baby lambs! SQUEEE...

Unknown said...

very very cute. I thought you weren't supposed to name anything you might eat in the future. Becareful in the cold! I can't imagine being outside in such weather. obviously a southern city girl!

My Little Corner said...

They are absolutely adorable and so lucky they are getting such good care!