Beatrice’s Lamb

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Beatrice had her lamb on Friday.  A little purebred texel ewe.  We’ll add her to our breeding stock.  Isn’t she a cutie?  Not sure what we’ll call her yet.  I’d consider Eugenie (as in British princesses Beatrice and Eugenie) if I only knew how to pronounce it!   Does anyone know?   Maybe we’ll stick with something British, like Victoria?

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  1. Sandy Steinruck
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 08:34:43

    She is adorable. All of the lambs look so sweet. Thanks for the pictures.

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    • Connie
      Mar 31, 2011 @ 08:44:27

      Thanks Sandy. We’ve had two more kids in the last two days. I’ll get photos of them up soon. One is the most adorable creature ever born on our farm. I hope my photos will do her justice.

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  2. silverblackbird
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 08:36:34

    Hi, I came across your blog via Craftster and love reading it – my husband and I have plans to set up a similar smallholding in a few years and it’s nice to see how someone else does it! Plus the pics of all your kids and lambs are a lovely reminder of spring to someone currently without any animals 🙂

    As for Eugenie – lovely name for the little ewe even if (as a Brit) I find it entertaining that you know who the princesses are – not so well-known over here! You pronounce it ‘you-jean-ee’ (or perhaps ewe-jean-ee would be more appropriate…)

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    • Connie
      Mar 31, 2011 @ 08:42:53

      Thanks so very much, Silverblackbird. It’s nice to know someone from the UK is reading about our little farm in the sticks of Virginia. 🙂 As someone who called in sick from work the day Diana married Charles, you can rest assured I’m ‘up’ on my royals. Thanks for the pronunciation, Eugenie it is!

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  3. mieljolie
    Mar 31, 2011 @ 09:31:02

    When I read your post, I pronounced it in my head “Ewe-Jean-e”. Hehe I think it’s cute. 🙂 It’s actually originally a French name.

    According to Answers.com:
    In the U.S. A. it is often pronounced “yu-JEE-nee” with the stress on the middle syllable. But it’s actually a French name and is correctly pronounced “UH-zhen-EE” (first syllable like “er” with a silent “r”).

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_pronounce_Eugenie

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