Sunday Dose of Oh Snow Cute

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First time mother Ida and her three day old baby boy.I snapped these photos nearly a month (!) ago, but the barnyard looks just like this now—except these lambs are a lot bigger and there are a lot more of them bouncing around.Until just a few years ago we didn't start lambing until March or April, so seeing lambs on snow was a rarity. This winter, like much of the rest of the country, we've had more snowstorms and days with snow on the ground than we probably have in the last 19 years.It's white out there again today (though it's mostly ice or ice pellets or whatever they call it when it piles up on the ground but is immediately slick as can be), and we're expecting an arctic blast and 3 to 5 inches of snow by morning. I always thought that zero degrees (F) was too cold for it to snow, but I guess we're going to find out.Treacherous or not, the frozen landscape is lovely to look at, and our little lambs show up so much better against the bright white of snow than the usual dark winter ground.Just layer on the outerwear and watch your step. . . .

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