My barn is cozy for 2 - 3 sheep but with 5 lambs and their moms it will be too tight. Everyone needs their personal space. Mothers need some quiet time. Kids need to play. So, my dear Louie picked up hammer and saw again, and we are enlarging the barn. He is doing the enlarging while I tell him how wonderful he is. He swings harder. I have another week or two to go before I can walk without a cane and my "space boot". That is also the time when the little sheep family comes home from Roberta's, where they have been since early March. It would be good to have their barn ready by then.
Another things that seems to grow fast in spring is the stuff you need to do for financial success as a farm. I submitted two grant applications in the last few days - keep your fingers crossed! We could really use the money for the animals' wellbeing, especially the pigs we'll be getting this summer, and the farm's growth. I also developed this web site (the blog was part of the Turkish Kitchen web site earlier), and began to work on a sheep support network. The network is is not a support group for sheep, altho' I would love to listen to a group of sheep sitting in circle. They would chew cud wisely as they listened to the one who had the baa-ing stick.
My sheep support group are people who can help me get the word out that we have four boys who would like a position as breeding ram in other farms. 'Cause Jimmy the Greek wants to eat them if they can't get work. (Louie and I met Jimmy at the grocery store the other day. We struck up a conversation, then he learned we raise lambs, then he asked if we sold any etc. etc. With the result that Jimmy wants me to call him in August to sell him a whole lamb for his Labor Day barbecue on his front lawn. Jimmy owns an exotic club in this area, and now we have a VIP pass for whenever we want to drop in! The things farming brings into your life....)