|Posted on February 8, 2015 at 8:05 AM|
Took a few lambs to market yesterday...always hard for me, especially this time of year. It does pay for the feed needed during gestation and lambing, a 'give back' so to speak. But I wrestle with knowing they are being slaughtered and I am not personally able to manifest a peaceful death, so I meditate and sing for them when they leave me. It is the best I can do. Coming home after getting chores done, going for a walk with ALL the dogs, I walked behind the barn to hear little screeching sounds, perhaps, those of an injured animal, a wailing small fox. We've been plagued with them this winter. Ah, but to MY surprise, under the LAMBING tree, we call it, the old cedar behind the barn up a protected hollow, was "Star" 8519 (and her third set of triplets)*, mind you, a 'cycle' ahead of any and all expectant lambings for 2015! TRIPLETS to start the year!! 2 ram lambs and a smaller little ewe lamb that had found her way a good 15 ft. from her mom and wanted the world to know it. All were fine, dried off, navel cords shriveled--they were born in the night, perhaps....my sadness left and the JOY of spring and rebirth gave me the feeling that all was right with the world!
*See the post from February 2013! "Star"!! Got the name right!