When we bought our initial Sheep from a farm in Kentucky we really had little clue what we were doing. We had learned enough to know our target would be Katahdin but selecting livestock was something we had no experience with and fortunately we lucked into a few Katahdin from a Kentucky farm that were already pregnant. We were told the Ram was with them in October but apparently that Ram was up to something last July.
Early Christmas morning as we were checking on the Ewes we found the most wonderful Christmas surprise. A lamb was born. As Christmas day continued, the Ewe, obviously in the Christmas giving spirit just kept giving. Baby lamb number 2 was born by mid-morning and as I write this it is looking like we may be looking at triplets as she is preparing for more gifts to come.
It's a little hard to believe that the first new life has arrived since we just bought the farm in September of this year. The fact that our first miracles are happening on Christmas morning caught us completely by surprise and we are a bit in shock with it all. These unexpected miracles fill our hearts with hope just like the story that started all the hope we have in this world.
The Shepherds and the Angels
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (Luke 2:8-14 ESV)
Merry Christmas 2014!