Thursday, April 30, 2009

More Lambs!

Here we have it! These two are from Baby Ruth, they are soooo sweet! We have named one of Girls Felicia (Flea...or Worm for short) after a good Friend's Daughter from Alabama. We are not sure of the other names yet. I have some searching to do.

The last Lamb here is from Edelweiss. She has a Chocolate brown head but black in the body...I am not sure what her official coloring/pattern is but it will be fun to figure it out.

We are still uncertain about our Babydoll Fiona but we will see.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Momma Joy!

Almond Joy had her Twins on the 16Th. I know I know, it has been kinda crazy around here. One is a Girl and the Other a Boy, he is our first Ram Lamb on the Farm here. Even though he can not be registered it is pretty darn awesome!

As I am typing this Baby Ruth just had Twins as well, I hope to get pictures up much sooner than I did this time. We are down to two more Ewes that are Pregnant...Almost there!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Here we go again... On Monday our Ewe Avery had two Girls. They are doing well and mouthy as ever!

There is only one Set-back... Avery has rejected both of her little lambs. Vance and I are doing what we can to make sure that everyone is comfortable and staying healthy. We are VERY fortunate to have a wonderful neighbour down the road who has a lot of experience with Goats and she came over right away. The lambs did get a few feedings and had a lot of the all important Colostrum! Also it is nice to have friends that raise Shetlands and can talk a girl down (Thank you Corrine)! For being so new at this I tell you we are having one heck of a learning curve here, but I would do it all over again. There has been talk about selling Avery and letting her move on but I am still wanting to hang onto her for another season since we would be more prepared for is up in the air right now and a hard decision to make...for me. We still have four more Ewes to lamb so keep checking on us here.

Friday, April 10, 2009

First lambs of 09!!

Here we go!! Leise has had her first lambs. They hit the ground last night around 8:30pm just before the weather turned really bad. How exciting and about 10% relieved we are (I figure 5% per lamb...and there is a good possibility two will have triplets...the rest go to the Ewes). If you don't like my math you can make an appointment with our Ass in the back! He can count REALLY well...Counts on us for food, Counts on us for attention...

We have not thought of any names yet but are playing around with a few. I have mostly watched from a distance because when I come into the pasture EVERYONE comes to greet me, I love it but it makes it hard to approach a protective new mother. I went into the pen to take the pictures and our two Guard Dogs and Patience tried to worm in there with me and the rest were at the gate waiting their turn.

Vance is smitten with the lambs. I love watching him interact with them and the Ewes. He makes a great second Mom...Baa. In fact, he is in there right now! We think that Baby Ruth will be the next one to deliver.

By the way, they are both Girls! Another update...We lost the Black Lamb on the 11th it is too bad.