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Writing Ruminations

Writing is such an internal process. Why not make those private ruminations public? This is how stories take shape and grow.

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Location: Happy Valley, Oregon, United States

I've been supporting myself as a writer for many years and am watching the changes in the publishing world with fascination. For me, sharing the craft, teaching, is as creatively satisfying as the writing process itself.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Snow Lamb Followup

Well, Mama and baby are doing fine. He's a big healthy ram lamb and this picture was taken about twenty minutes after he hit the ground. He's already up and trying to find breakfast. He and Mama are in the lambing pen now in nice dry straw with water and hay for Mama. He was nursing by the time I brought the bucket of warm water down from the house. Lambing season has officially begun. It may not look like it, but spring is here!


Snowy Lambing

Well, the snow is coming down hard, big downy flakes. And my cheviot cross ewe is down under the cedar tree working hard at lambing. I've been watching her with the binoculars as she gets up to sniff, then lies down to push again. It shouldn't be much longer. Once she has her baby on the ground, I can pick it up and bring it into the lambing pen...she'll follow it. At least there's not much wind and it's actually above freezing. Lambs are remarkably hardy and this really isn't bad lambing weather, even with the snow.