Thursday, May 06, 2010

Lambs

The lambs are coming. We went to town today and when we got back my Dad told us we had a couple lambs out in the pen. So we ran out and sure enough Tess had two babies. A black male and a much smaller dark brown female. But, Sophie the baby stealer from last year is up to her old tricks. She stole the little dark brown female. So we spent some time observing them. And sure enough Sophie is not about to give up her stolen goods. Also by now Tess is turning her nose up at the little orphan. Wouldn't be so bad if Sophie had milk for the little girl. We checked, her bag is full because she is soon to have her own baby or two, but nothing is coming out yet as far as milk goes. So what we are doing is leaving them as they are and are bottle feeding the little girl lamb. We are hoping that when Sophie has hers then she will have milk enough and will hopefully keep this little stolen baby.
























We moved all the ewes to the movable pen. You can't tell in the picture but, I fashioned a roof for them that goes between the ewes and the rams.





In the picture above is Sophie with her stolen merchandise.



This black one is the male. You can already see his horn nubs growing.
















And here again is the little dark brown female. She is much smaller than the male. Both lambs are just hours old in these pics.












My mom took the pictures. Thanks Mom!

2 Comments:

Blogger stanw said...

Love the pictures, new life, nothing like it!

4:36 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Glad you liked the pictures Stan. My family and I feel blessed to experience this kind of thing first hand.

9:46 PM  

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