Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Lambs!

New lambs are here---but these are not the latest new lambs! Nope those are in the barn, still wet and learning the ropes. But more about them and pictures later!

Earlier this week, twins were born out of Locksfield Griffin (Black Smirslet) & Locksfield Willow (Grey Flecket), my assistance was obviously not wanted or needed, as they were born between barn checks. Willow had a most lovely musket ewe lamb and a handsome little grey ram (with some light flecket markings). Both are a little on the smaller side, but seem to be doing just fine.

This little gal has saucy written all over her! What a cutie.. and whats with those ears???

Testing out their new world.

Here is the little ram--tuckered out from all that borning business.

The little ewe, figuring out the the mechanics of legs.

Shearing went extremely well, only one bad mishap, and Rain's tail is a bit shorter, but all in all, things were smooth, and the weather was fantastic. Looks like some great fleeces too. Pictures and stories up sometime.. once the lamb storm is over! Three very preggie girls looking ready to go any minute. Rain was the one that just had twins---oh and for those keeping count--another ram and ewe! Both Ag grey, no markings that I can see. Pictures hopefully tomorrow.

Lamb count is four ewes---four rams. Two white, two moorit, one musket and three grey. These little boys will make super fiber boys so will be wethered soon. (Sorry Allena!)

Well, back out to the barn to see if everyone is settled in.


JB's Big World said...

Those lambs are just so sweet! Thanks for coming by. So, do you think I should try out peeps? I don't know.....Meshach has some odd tastes!

Janna's Page said...

oh those are great! Makes me wish I could have some more!


Kathy said...

I love those ears on your Saucey little lamb! Let's hope she keeps them that color as she grows!

We had our shearer here yesterday...our older girls are bagging up and the young moms put in two weeks later haven't started up yet, but our shearer had lambs moving under her hands. I can hardly wait!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

So how long does a girl have to wait for pictures of new lambs? Come on, you have to go back to work tomorrow!