Saturday, April 26, 2008

Lambs Are Here

At long last, this week our lambs are arriving. This cute little fella was born on Tuesday the 22nd in the afternoon. As we were watching him following mama on wobbly legs Dakota our ram started ramming him. Dakota gave him a bump then went backwards for a really big hit, I reached over the fence just in time to grab a hand full of wool and stopped the charge. So we promptly separated the ram and put him in another pen.

We thought the other ewes would be delivering shortly but, days went by and finally on this cold frigid morning a second ewe gave birth to the twins pictured below.

This one was born out in the open and today it's like winter out with a fierce freezing wind. It's been snowing and sleeting on and off all day. The mama was licking it's wet shivering little body so we scooped it up with a towel and put her and the baby in the shelter and blocked her in so she couldn't go out. As we were admiring this one mama delivered a second even as she was licking the first.

The second one was pure black.

Even in the shelter the wet babies were shivering pretty good but, by now she has them all clean and dried off and seem warm while snuggled in a fresh layer of green hay.
We have at least one more Shetland ewe due to deliver. We aren't sure about the Navajo Churro. She is so skittish it's not easy to check her to see if her bag is filling. So we don't even know if she is pregnant. Time will tell.
We are excited about the new additions to our flock.


Blogger Patti said...

So cute!!! Congrats

4:32 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Thanks for the congrats!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...


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Blogger Mandie said...

SOOO CUTE!! I anjoy your animal pictures, great blog.

12:12 PM  

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