Sunday, March 11, 2012

Yesterday we met Willow..............we love her!

Hello sweet ladies, 

I had been waiting all morning on Saturday to go see the shearing of my farm friend's sheep. Unexpectedly we had to run to Hutch, so that meant I wouldn't get to go until later in the day. While in Hutch though I stopped by the Farm of my favorite places to go. I was looking for a new farm book that I had seen on a blog yesterday morning. They didn't have it at the store, but they did have this book. 

How to Raise Sheep..........looked like what I might need in my farm books library. It is full of wonderful information. Cheryl will be a help also when I have questions she said. I also needed some hinges and screws for the new door and window for Willow's new Home. Oh and I had to pick up some flowers that I will be planting along the outside of her fence. When we got home Cheryl said they were finished with shearing the sheep and we could come to meet Willow. We piled 4 of our grandchildren in the van and off we went to her farm. 

Lots of babies and Mommas were in different lots. Very tiny new babies. To think that one of those little sweetnesses was coming home as soon as it was born was to much! Cheryl took us over to show us where Willow would be. Yup that is my picture of Willow. This is the only pic I could take. She is on top of where the word Willow is. She was laying down. When we came around the fencing that is when Cheryl said who she was. She got up and moved and I didn't have time to take a pic. I would only have gotten her behind. I did get to see her speckled black and white face. All her wool was sheared, so she looked a bit naked, but that will grow back. Her utter was huge and she was walking very pregnant. Very ready! I love her already! She will be doing a lot of work very soon having her baby, which will definitely bless my life. 

Cheryl wanted to show the children some of the brand new babies.

Loved this little ones face.

They made the sweetest little baaaa sounds. 

This little one was born just about an hour before we came over. You can see it's umbilical cord is still there. So so precious, watched it nurse on it's Momma. Sweet little baby.

We watched little lamb as it would wander away from it's Momma and then it's Momma would go running after it, after she heard it's cry. Made me think of the scripture in Matthew 18 12-14. I am so thankful I have the Good Shepherd taking care of me! 

   If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will He not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if He finds it, truly I tell you, He is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.

Before we left Cheryl's farm...... I saw this had to take a pic. I told Cheryl that you would like. She said yes.........the trees are starting to leaf out......loved how the sun was hitting the barn. 

Cheryl always makes us feel so welcome when we come to her Crescent C Farm. I think we need to go over and plant some bulbs  some day as a surprise!

May the Lord bless your day and guide you as you seek Him and  learn about His Truths

Hugs to your SONday!


My faithful Father, whether I turn to the right or to the left, cause my ears to hear a voice behind me saying,
"This is the way; walk in it." Isaiah 30:21
from Praying God's Word by Beth Moore

P.S. I woke to nice of the Lord to bless our farm........we need rain real bad to get us out of our drought. 
Praising Him for His provisions.........they have not gone unnoticed!


  1. How fun to see all the sheep and hold the babies! I bet the kids really enjoyed that. I'm excited for you in getting to bring Willow home, that is wonderful Linda!

    The barn picture is definitely pin-worthy! =] Have a delightful week ahead~

  2. what a great outing you/gkids had!! 'cute little faces' is right! they are precious! i hope your allergies don't prevent you being outside this week. looking forward to your 'pic-story' of willow AND your garden!!

  3. Oh, what a sweet baby! Saw Willow! I pray she has a safe birth.
    Enjoy your week, have a good lunch with that gift certificate! How sweet of the students!
    Blessings to you!

  4. Hi Linda,
    Oh, I'm so excited for you...and Willow and the new little baby she's carrying. Animals really are such interesting creatures...and i LOVE how God has answered your prayers in this way :) :) Enjoy your time off from the college :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

  5. We are considering fiber sheep, too, and I was lucky enough to attend a shearing last week. it was so exciting. I wanted to grab the clippers and get in on the action. But the farm had angora goats, too and now I don't know if I want an angora goat or a sheep. Ugh! decisions, decisions! Stevie@

  6. There are few things as beautiful as lambing season. Of course I've never been the one who had to tend the sheep during that often difficult time with uncooperative weather - But as one who loves looking at those darling lambs and hearing their sweet 'baaaaaaaaa.'

  7. Those babies were so adorable. Congratulations on getting one of Willow's wee ones! That book will be such a help, as will Cheryl, I'm sure.

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