We’ve had more than 100 lambs since Sunday, and the week isn’t over yet. Thirteen-hour days are the norm right now.
It’s fitting that a year known as the Year of the Sheep in the Chinese calendar should be ushered out in such a way at Blue Heron Farms.
There are lambs in the barn, the laundry room and the garage. I’ve tramped up hills and down hills and slogged through knee-deep mud to retrieve little ones. I’ve assisted some births and revived some babies and lost some.
I’m tired — bone-deep, what-day-and-month-is-it-and-what’s-my-name tired.
So, forgive me if I don’t party up the New Year. Those of you who are, throw back an extra cold one in my stead, OK?
2015, it’s been … unexpected. Yeah. Let’s go with that. 2016, see ya on the flip side.