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Spring happenings

We’re just over a week away from solo! So much has been happening in the last few months, but a few highlights include lambing, sugaring, and a visit from the legendary Tom Wessels!

Lambing

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“How was watching a lamb being born?”

“It’s disgusting. And slimy.”

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“I saw a lamb birth and I wasn’t expecting to be moved by it, but it was honestly one of the most amazing things I’ve seen here. I was so emotional and it was so beautiful. And then the sheep had twins and it was great!”

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“One of the sheep thought I was her lamb and tried to lick me.”

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“When I was helping, one of the lambs try to nurse and it took an hour. Lambs are dumb. But they’re so cute.”

A True Wessels Walk

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“Tell me about your hike with Tom Wessels.”

“He just literally knew all of the answers to every single one of our questions about the forest. I don’t know how you can know so much from just looking at trees. I mean I should probably know that because I’m in esci but…”

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^The man himself

“He looks like Santa Claus if Santa Claus went on Lean Cuisine. The man knows his stuff!”

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“He brought many things to the woods, like a beard and amazing knowledge about how to analyze. The way he broke down everything was incredible.”

Sugaring

We had a legendary season – over 200 gallons of syrup! When asked what they enjoyed about sugaring, students responded…

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“You get cool treats, you get to hang out with Sam the Sugarman, and you get upper body strength from dumping so many buckets.”

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“It was cool listening to the sound of the sap dripping into the buckets. You could hear all of it at once.”

 

BABIES (S’14)

Everyone in New England appreciates that spring brings warmer weather, flowers and longer days. Those things are all nice. But here at the Mountain School, spring brings something significantly MORE important: BABY ANIMALS. 20+ lambs, 3 calves, baby chicks and now piglets! There’s nothing like a mid-day visit to the sheep barn to calm any anxieties and fill you with joy and happiness.

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And now introducing my latest project: the Mountain School Lamb Cam, a compilation of adorable ovine moments, unnecessarily set to famous pieces of classical music.

Lamb Cam #1, rated G for sneezing, aggressive nursing, and many high kicks

Lamb Cam #2, rated G for yawning, needy attention seeking lambs, and some high kicks

Lamb Cam #3, rated PG for hiccups, feisty play, more needy attention seeking lambs, too much testosterone, and excessive scampering