Sunday, May 31, 2009
Four male and three female puppies were born to one of our best sled dogs, Sparrow, almost two weeks ago. They are named after birds like their mother; Lark, Raven, Siskin, Hawk, Eagle, Swift, and Falcon. Joanna is hoping they will turn out to be stars on her racing team like their parents. Stryder, the father is one of our best dogs as well. So, they have some good genes going for them. It's always fun to have puppies to play with and enjoy. She only had one puppy her first time around, so we were very surprised to find seven puppies in this litter.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Spring is a wonderful time of year that brings hope of new life. The birds begin to sing, grass starts turning green, flowers pop up out of the ground, and baby lambs are born. Some of these little bundles of wool were born on Resurrection Day Sunday. Joanna and Daryl got to visit Egli's Sheep Farm, just 7 miles west of Dryden soon after these lambs came into the world. At one spot, there were at least 20 lambs in with the ewes. As a pack, the lambs ran back in forth, leaping and bouncing in the air, seemingly full of joy. It was a hilarious sight. One little black lamb was so friendly that he sucked on our fingers. They have strong suction. It almost hurt. The Egli's also have turkeys, baby bunnies, donkeys, llamas, alpacas, goats and pigs. It's a great place to visit when you are coming our way.