The arrival of baby lambs means it must be Spring
Over the last few days, we have been blessed with the arrival of several baby lambs. Two sets of twins and two singles. As I posted the other day, Golda gave us a nice healthy set of twins, one boy and one girl.
The next day we had a delivery from Gertrude. She delivered a nice healthy baby lamb on the berm of the pond. There was a scary moment when the baby rolled down the berm into the pond, fortunately, Hilary was there to rescue the little one and dry it off.
Then Blacky had her twins, literally a few hours after Claire lured her into her temporary housing area. The tarp is to keep their food dry and provide shade. The “A” frame is where they sleep.
This mom, had her baby yesterday, 2-23-2016, also. She is a first-time mother and is doing a fantastic job with her little one. It never ceases to amaze me when I watch how these beautiful animals instinctively know how to care for their babies.
Here’s a group shot of the rest of the Ewes. I suspect they will be delivering their baby lambs any day now. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.
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Some more posts about our sheep for your enjoyment.
Calling the Lambs Calling the Lambs It is always easier to have animals that will come to you when you call them. Have you ever seen a neighbor chasing their dog? I have. Well, trying to catch sheep is even tougher than trying to catch a dog. Dogs and sheep are both trainable though. …
Fun on the Farm Fun on the Farm There are so many things to do that are fun on the farm. The kids love to play on the giant hay rolls. Sometimes they climb on them to play king of the hill, other times to get a different view of the world. I asked my daughter …
Katahdin Photo Shoot Katahdin Photo Shoot I took these pictures May 1st, 2015 shortly after I received a call from a man who wants to purchase all of my adult Katahdin Ewes. I was planning on replenishing the herd with new Ewes this coming Fall so this is a blessing. These first pictures are …
Katahdin Sheep Katahdin Sheep We raise Katahdin sheep aka hair sheep. Unlike other breeds of sheep, Katahdin’s do not require shearing. They grow hair similar to deer. In the winter their coat is heavy and in the summer they shed off a layer or two.