Thursday, March 22, 2012

New Life Celebrates Spring

The warmth of Spring is here early this year. With a warm Winter behind us, the grass is turning green, the trees are budding out, and the animal population is expanding. Yesterday I took these pictures of these newborn sheep at the Danny Bontrager Farm. Danny said that his small herd has been birthing all this week and only a few are left to drop their lambs. Danny also said that the black sheep is the first he has had in his experience.
The lambs are cute, but as with most farm animals they are being raised as a food source. Danny has a small store on his farm and sells eggs and meat to local Amish.
Gail and I got our Thanksgiving turkey from the Bontrager farm last year and plan to have lamb in the Fall.