Sunday, January 29, 2012

Shepherd sketches on a Sunday

Wow what a week it has been. Last Sunday night  two lambs were born and then a couple of days after that another one came (thankful it was not another set of twins). The problem with these events is that now that winter has come, it seems to want to make up for all the lost time and the temperature is just dropping and dropping. Now according to the internet grown sheep with their wool can survive up to -40C but lambs get into problems below -10C.  Cool you say insulate the barn, but here's the hitch, a barn has to be well ventilated, if not the sheep might get pneumonia and other nasty ailments. As it is expected to be -30C sometime next week, the barn will drop to -20 or so, I will be heading to Riga to search for a heating lamp or I guess we will have to bring the mama's and babas inside the basement - which will not be as easy as it sound LOL  (hysterically)
In the meantime the night sky is phenominal and the sunrises are spectacular.
So here is a little sheep oriented sketch for Sunday Sketches.
hugs

18 comments:

Catherine... said...

Hi Jehanne love the sketches...fingers crossed you solve your lamb heating problem...the pictures of the lambs are gorgeous... Maybe we could knit little wooly suits for your lambs... :)

linda said...

Such cute and lovely sketches, they are so adorable. My those are cold temperatures.

Jenn Borjeson said...

OMG I am cracking up here - Jehanne, you poor thing. You sure have your hands full with those sheep! LOVE the sketches, looking forward to seeing them as digi stamps and creating something! :)

Victoria said...

Wow..how beautiful..and how very special!! Wonderful post and beautiful art!

Debbie said...

how sweet! I love lambs and I hope it all works out ok for you and the new ones!

BlackPumpkin said...

Love your pages!!
I hope you'll manage everything with your sweet lambs!!

Anne said...

can you say L O V E?!! So gorgeous. Hope everything turns out ok with your new lambs.

xox

Joni Nickrent said...

oh, how sweet...love them!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful sketches ~ Wow! ~ trusting the new lambs will be safe and warm and you, of course, also ~namaste,carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy SS ^_^

Tammie said...

ah, your sketches are adorable.
wishing you well with all the details of caring for these new lives.

WrightStuff said...

Aw, cute little lambs. I'll cuddle them and keep them warm!

Sophia said...

Oh my gosh, I TOTALLY love your calendar sketches. I've always wanted to do something like this, challanging myself to doodle daily but I've failed to continue it. lol

Anyway, these characters are simply darling. I SO love them!! Hugs

Nora CG said...

I love your illustrations a lot, they are so curte!.. and I love the idea of using those old agendas as a background full of texture. Great idea! Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

Christine said...

lovely sketches, good luck with the little lambs...so stressful!

Michelle said...

VERY cute sketches! Good luck with the little lambies.

Heather said...

aw,,,so sweet...i love these two characters - they are simply huggable!
sorry for the late visit!
xo
have a good week!

Sandra said...

Wow your artwork is amazing!!
Hope the sheep survive the cold weather.
Hugs
Sandra x

Priya Krish said...

Hello little lamb! lol..the sketches are cute!
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