Spring is coming and many of our farmer friends are the in frenzy of lambing or kidding season. Last week we trekked across Oklahoma from the foothills of the Ozarks where we live to Tryon, which is the Red Dirt part of our state. Our friends Nanc and Sue at Cordero Farms are one of our fiber sources and all around wonderful people. They wanted us to visit during lambing season and what fun it was!
As of Saturday evening February 26th, there are 61 new lambs at Cordero!
|These are movable shelters for the sheep allowing them a place to escape the sun and wind.|
|It’s a parade!|
|Clearly Nanc loves her flock!|
|Sometimes the sheep posed absolutely still. Or maybe they’re staring me down.|
|This one found a nice soft pillow to rest his/her head upon…|
|…while this sheep looked bored with the visitors.|
|Three adorable baby lambs!|
|This photo should be placed in the dictionary beside the word cute!|
|These twins were born just minutes before we headed back down from the house to the sheep pens.|
|Look at that crimp! This fleece is from a sheep named Brooklyn and you may just be knitting with Brooklyn come summer when the fleeces below come back from the mill as yarn!|
|We’re estimating about 200 pounds of raw wool in the two bags that we brought back to our farm to wash and send to the mill.|