Update on rain and sheep

The amount of rain we had last week was as much as La Serena has in a whole year.  I know I said everything is beautiful and clean after the rains, but not last week.  The run off from the rain covered all the roads in mud and debris.  In our village, and many other areas they needed ploughs to scrape the mud off.  Many of the lower areas were flooded and people were trapped in cars or rescuing furniture from their houses.

This weekend more rain is expected and with the ground still wet from last week there could be more flooding.  Because we live in the country we don’t have run off from cement, but there are many property walls made from adobe that sometimes collapses with their own wet weight.   So we are getting the farm ready for rain.  I want to climb onto our roof to fix the bathroom skylight where we had some dripping, and we need to put a plastic sheet over the hay and goat/sheep corral.  The sheep don’t seem to mind the rain but the goats look downright miserable when it rains.

The mystery sheep are not such a mystery now!  With much help from spinners on Ravelry, the general opinion was that the sheep are Suffolk /Shropshire or South Down mix.  The father of some of the ewes definitely looks like a Suffolk.

Ram we had on loan, who was father to some of our ewes

After the rains this week, our first lamb of the season was born, and she looks very sweet.  Well, maybe leggy and wrinkly is a better description.

Lamb born after the rain

While I was taking pictures of her asleep, her mother became protective and started “stomping”.  I think she is a new mother, because she “stomped” on the little lamb’s head, waking her up!  Poor thing.

First lamb of the year with mom

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4 thoughts on “Update on rain and sheep

  1. Lucy says:

    Hello,I’m Lucy ,Lenka’s Auntie, she send me your link,it is very interesting ,I really enjoyed.
    I live in Australia and I love it,but every time I see things about Chilito,bringme nostalgy,I forget how beautiful it is, you are very lucky to live there and I wish you all the best.
    Greetings
    Lucy

    • Muchas gracias Lucy por su comentario. Me gusta mucho vivir aqui. Me gustaria hacer parte de mi blog en Castellano, para que mas gente aqui puede leer. Pero mi cuesta escribir en Español, (mi hija edita todo para mi!) Ojala en el futuro lo logra!

      Thanks again!
      Elizabeth

  2. The little lamb is gorgeous!

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