17h twwly
Mayfair Ashley Duncan
twwly Little rabbit lambs ears have stood up! She is a ewe lamb and I think I may dare to name her. I was thinking Beatrix...? #namethatlamb 17h

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Valencia Ashley Duncan
twwly My daughter Margaret, rocking a spring like #Sharpie belly tattoo, thanks to dad. #sugarshacktattoo @vonscotch #kidsoftattooers #birdtattoo #sharpietattoo 21h

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twwly My rabbit lamb. πŸ‡πŸ #labbit 1d

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Sierra Ashley Duncan
twwly The teeny tiny curls drive me crazy with love. #lamblove #yearoftheram #lamb #agriculturalprozac 2d

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twwly Every woman who has ever nursed a baby says "I feel you, sister." Professional pestering. #blackwelshmountain #blackwelsh #lamb #yearoftheram #breastfeeding #nursingmom #breastisbest #universaltruths 2d

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twwly Not sure what kind of animal this is, but it's fat, fluffy and extremely judgemental. Pudding covered in fur. #furbag #pancakeface 3d

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twwly #FBF to life without insulated coveralls, frost bite, wood stove slavery and road closures. I cannot wait for exposed flesh, the smell of grass, the sound of the frog music from my front pasture. Only eight more weeks to go. 4d
  •   twwly @boochaces It wants for sunshine so badly! 3d
  •   holisticheichou I will admit some vegans get so worked up after seeing something bad happen to animals that they loose sight of their compassion for ALL living things. You do not deserve any death threats That's just stupid and not going to change anyones mind. Can't fight fire with fire. If I knew/had a better way of making money, I sure as shit would give it to you lol but again thank you for your honesty and thank you for your compassion 3d
  •   pootydaddy Your pics of all these baby goats are great! 3d
  •   twwly @pootydaddy Thanks!!! 3d
  •   polly.horrid I despise those crazy vegans, they make us all look bad.
    Regardless of my opinions about eating animals, I follow your feed because it makes me happy to see that your animals reside in impeccable conditions, are clean, well cared for, given every opportunity to frolic. 2d
  •   polly.horrid Perfection is the enemy of the good. If people with the privilege of choosing what they eat aren't going to stop eating animals, they should get their meat from farms like yours. 2d
  •   ijohnnygonz 2d
  •   twwly @polly.horrid Thank you for sharing that. ️ 2d

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twwly "Dobby is a free elf!" I'll be a bit sad when Daidle's ears stand up. #yearoftheram #dobby #babylamb 4d

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twwly In addition to lambs, I share my life with this guy. Master of naps. #catnap #maximumasshole 5d

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twwly This is one of Eunice's #ewelambs. I think it's half bunny rabbit. #lamb #labbit 5d

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twwly Two more ewe lambs born this morning! They're twice the size of little Daidle. 🐏🐏️ 5d

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twwly Laying in straw, wearing a survival suit, wrapped in moving blankets, hogging a heat lamp and observing laboury looking ewes. Gonna be a very long night. 🌚 I was just a baby lamb trampoline, and now I've got little Daidle asleep beside me. This would be heaven if it didn't resemble the fucking tundra outside. #canadaeh #lamb #yearoftheram #massagetherapy #relaxation 7d

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twwly It's much better for all involved that little daidle is back out in the barn with his mama. BUT... I wouldn't have been sad about a house sheep. ️🐏 #yearoftheram #lamb 7d

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twwly When I 'go out to the #barn', this is where I'm going. But it's not a barn, it's a Coverall. And it's not a Coverall, it's a #CalhounSuperStructure that we bought used and assembled here. We used to live on a 5 acre sever, in a hamlet of about dozen people and several thousand chickens. It was very good to us, but not where we wanted to be. The only farm we could afford had a teeny house on it, with no furnace and no barn. Over the past 7 years, we have made incremental improvements. Made do with sheds and their additions, fenced, ran water & hydrants, installed drainage and a coverall. This is my first winter using the coverall, my barn. It houses a horse, sheep, goats, and my chickens. It is has a hayloft, a hydrant, and hydro. Chores take me a fraction of the time and in infinitely more comfortable conditions. It's a revolution. 🌳 Know you want something different? Change starts with one step. 1w

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twwly If you didn't already know, lambs wag their tails when they are nursing. It is standard to dock the tails of commercial breeds to avoid things like fly strike & maggots, and to make shearing easier. I can tell you honestly, having docked sheep, that they don't seem to notice & I would not file it under cruel practice if properly performed. That said, it is often remarked that heritage sheep (like my Black Welsh) have some natural resistance to foot rot & fly strike. I do not dock tails because I feel it is unnecessary for my small flock & their tails serve some purpose, protecting their vulvas in our arctic temps and being generally adorable. Especially that latter part. #themoreyouknow #lamb #breastisbest 1w

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twwly Bertram, always looking for accolades. Good job shagging those ewes, buddy. He lives for kisses and the occasional handful of oats. Every morning when I finish chores, I sit and watch everyone eat, and rub his sweet sheep cheeks. 🐏 I didn't have the time, energy or resources to import a Black Welsh ram last summer (they are considered a rare breed in Canada & the genetic pool is shallow), so I picked up Bertram who is also a small breed. On Kijiji he would be listed as a Calico, but really that's an expensive word for mutt. #yearoftheram 1w

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twwly I'll just go ahead and leave this right here. 🐏️ #eatyourface #lamb #yearoftheram #ivediedofcute #cantstopwontstop 1w

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twwly It is next to impossible to take photos of the #blackwelsh ram lambs. They're such a deep black, they disappear into themselves. 🌚 In contrast to the commercial sheep Eunice, Lovey and subsequently little daidle are descended from, one thing the Black Welsh are known for is ease of lambing. They were bred to survive on hillsides, not with carcass size or wool quality in mind. These little guys are hardy and their mums maternal battle axes. #yearoftheram #lamb #blackwelshmountain #blackwelsh #brucecounty 1w

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twwly Some emergency electrical work & other ingenuity have taken the edge off the barn. It's up to a luxurious -9'c, but tomorrow is due to return to -22'c. Little daidle's swimming in his lamb jacket, but he's no longer frozen stiff, and his mum has resigned herself to the realities of motherhood. #teenmom Two more ram lambs were born effortlessly to my Black Welsh ewe last night, and several more are on the brink. Hoping to sleep in my own bed tonight, cross your legs, ladies! 🐏️ #yearoftheram #lamb 1w

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twwly Lamb met cat. Cat said "WTF, man." Lamb back in the barn now. After some stern talkings to, his mum has decided she will try breastfeeding. #lamb #bummerlambs #yearoftheram 1w

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