Well we weren’t exactly expecting any lambs until the end of February but two of our ewes, who shall remain nameless (nott) lol, apparently took matters into thier own hands, before we let them breed. As a result we have two that were born a month early, in January, and we don’t know who thier daddy’s are. But they are healthy and strong and that’s what’s most important. We named them Duke and Darla. And… since we don’t know who his sire was (we had 3 rams at the time), we decided to wether the boy. We like our wethers, they produce some of our very best fleeces and don’t cause us any trouble.
So this past week the rest of the lambs have begun making thier appearances. On Saturday our Ewe named Bonnie had her first lamb, then on Tuesday Wynonna delivered and Wednesday we got a beautiful little ram lamb from Butterfly. All are doing great.
We are still expecting two more deliveries. So far we haven’t had any twins this year, in stark contrast to three sets if twins that were delivered last year.
This morning I went in to band tails, tie ribbons and take pictures. Bonnie was really agitated and kept getting confused about who’s baby was hers and boring away from us when we got close, so I’ll let her stay in the lambing pen a few more days. Some of the lambs were positively posing for the camera. Enjoy!
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