We now have eight newborn Navajo-Churro lambs scampering about in our fields, all born within the last three weeks. They are all doing well, so also the ewes that bore them. One of the ewes, Gloria, gave birth to twins three days ago. Pictured here is Whitey, one of the twins. The six other mother-ewes gave birth to one lamb each.
In the coming weeks our flock of thirteen adult ewes will be sheared and the wool processed for weaving, knitting, etc. Our professional shearer, Drake, from the Navajo Nation near us, will be doing the honors, but also instructing two or three of our brothers in the art of sheep shearing.
The arrival of Spring finds new light and life budding forth in many forms. A quote of the American novelist Edith Wharton comes to mind: “There are two ways of spreading light: be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
Our continued prayers for all our families, friends, benefactors and oblates.
Abbot Christian and the monks