It's January 2014 and it's 10 below zero. But that doesn't stop Farmer Tom and Bear the Dog from exploring all the corners of Bear Valley in a winter wonderland of snow. The farm is as beautiful in the winter as in the summer, as you will see.
Witness our first experience with newborn lambs. Yes, Fabio did his job well, and we are very happy to see what fine mothers our ewes have become. There is nothing more adorable than a baby sheep, as you will plainly see if you watch "First Sheep"
Prepare yourself for some serious cute if you watch "Baby Sheep" This movie highlights some of the adventures of our first batch of lambs, 16 in all. Witness the lamb's very first experience outside and their interactions with Farmer Tom and Sharon.
"Springtime in Bear Valley" is a series of scenes depicting what life is like for our animals during the Spring. Watch as little lambs carouse the green pastures, see our goats feasting on the lush green grass, and feel the gentle fall of a Spring rain. And notice how Daryl gets along with everybody now.
"One Summer Day" is a great movie if you want to see what a typical day is like at Bear Valley Farm. Follow Farmer Tom and Sharon from even before the sun rises to dusk and experience every pristine moment of good wholesome farm living at its best.
"Animals Eat" is a short montage of our animals chowing down, which is one of the things they do best. Watch the sheep eat, watch the goats eat, and watch Daryl the Donkey eat. Finally, watch the goats nibble on Daryl for a while, much to his dismay.
Come, witness the birth of Lizzy's very first lamb, a female. Please note, this movie may not be for everybody. The birth of a lamb is a little icky. But on the other hand, it's also a beautiful thing to see. Lizzy came through like a trooper, as did her daughter. And then we had another surprise!
What do you get when you put a male goat in the same pen with a ram? You get a "Showdown". At some point we needed the goats to start integrating with the sheep so they could share the pastures. Either Fabio or Goofy the Goat would emerge the "Alpha in Charge". Find out who won.
When the lambs needed to be vaccinated and de-wormed, we had to keep them separate from their mothers for a while. This did not sit well with the lambs, who made their displeasure known in a dramatic way. However, Farmer Tom and Sharon must do their job and keep the lambs healthy.
We are so happy that we were able to sell five of our lambs to a very nice family in West Bend, WI. The rest went to market. Though it is hard to say goodbye, this is all part of living on the farm. We will always treasure the memories of our first batch of lambs who brought us so much joy.