Spring  Lambing                  

Spring has arrived at Ladd View Ranch with the birth of 13 lambs with three more ewes due to lamb soon! We have been blessed with 6 sets of twins and one single birth: 8 ewe lambs and 5 ram lambs. It is so fun to watch the checkerboard of black and white lambs leaping around the barnyard and pasture. Rick calls it the "running of the lambs." We have had several "sheepovers" with our grandkids where they were able to experience the joy of helping in the birth of three of the sets of twins and the single ewe--experiences we will always treasure! 

Friends sometimes ask the purpose for our Babydoll sheep and of course I explain their many functional benefits around our farm and table, but one has to own sheep to experience the pure joy, peace, and satisfaction of being a shepherd. Sheep add a pastoral atmosphere to your property that I have not experienced with any other animal. Lambs demonstrate daily just how great it is to be alive! As we enjoy the transformation of the landscape from winter to spring, we thank our Lord, the Great Shepherd, for his goodness and care for us, the sheep of His pasture.  

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Psalm 100: 1-3