Monday, April 13, 2009

Get-Away

Clancy and I decided this would be the year we tried to get away for our anniversary. In February we celebrated 15 years of marriage. But February is the busiest month for me at work, so we planned our trip for that brief lull between the end of my seasonal employment and the beginning of lambing...
Only 1 hour south of us, Park Rapids seemed like the perfect place to go. It is such a neat little town and we didn't have to spend much time in the car to get there-maximizing the 30 hours we had allowed for our trip. I know that is brief, but our schedules were full.
We stayed at the Red Bridge Inn, a lovely old B&B on the Fish Hook River. Since it was off season, we were able to book the best room. The jacuzzi melted away all our stress. Our room was right over the water.
All we could see was river, shoreline, migrating waterfowl, and the sweet little bridge the Inn is named after.
We had a wonderful stay.
Then it was back home Saturday night to join in on Easter with the family. I was running a bit late Sunday morning when I ran out to do my chores...
There was Anna Belle with two wet little lambs out in the ewe pen! By the time we got mama and babies settled in the barn, it was too late to make services. Turns out I had miscalculated the due date for the flock. I used an online lambing calculator instead of counting out 146 days. The first possible date for lambs was Friday, not next Wednesday. If I had known that, I would have never went on that vacation. Ignorance is Bliss. Praise be to God that everything turned out all right. And thank you to Anna Belle for holding them in until I got back. That was very considerate of her.
Anna Belle gave me another pair of ewe lambs this year: one white, one katmoget. I am so grateful for these two pretty little girls. They are both strong and healthy. No sign of mineral or selenium deficiency either: a total turn around from last year's birthing. I'm hoping the other girls come in as easily.

5 comments:

Rayna said...

Congrats!

Nancy K. said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful get-a-way and a wonderful homecoming! Congratulations on your anniversary and the healthy ewe lambs. That's a beautiful little katmoget girl!!

Becky Utecht said...

I love it! Yes, ignorance is bliss. Twin ewe lambs, congratulations!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Your Sunday morning went similarly to my Sabbath morning! Except that I stayed home by myself to help Butter deliver her big single ram lamb, whereas Anna Belle did it by herself. Same result; missed church, but blessed with wonderful lambs. Congratulations, and God bless!

Karen B. said...

Hope you had a nice get away, and congrats on the cute new lambs!