We had our first lamb yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with the Greenwater Julian x Zettle’s Harley cross.
Isn’t she pretty???
Harley is going to be 9 this year and this is the 2nd ewe lamb she has produced that wasn’t ugly :) Unfortunately, I sold the first one and was starting to think she may not produce another one for me. Her ewe lambs are usually very light in color and have very little color on their faces. Her boys are always marked nicely and are very handsome.
This little girl will be staying here. She looks to have a very pretty fleece, just like her mom and dad.
It looks like 4 more will be lambing this weekend and there won’t be any rest for me because it is a steady stream until the 18th.
Some of the girls are getting pretty big!
Kenleigh’s Aurora – she comes from a line that always gets BIG. I’m sure she just has twins, but my son says she has 5 in there :)
Kenleigh’s Ellie is the loud mouth of the group and has been complaining for a week now. She still has a week and a half to go. Poor girl!
Rolling Hills Veronica is the biggest of the girls this year. She isn’t just wide…
but deep as well.
Stay tuned for more lamb photos!
On morning rounds, I found a couple treasures! My ducks usually start laying eggs in January and I hadn’t checked their nest boxes in a few days.
My little gray call duck hen has quite the nest built, but no eggs yet.
My snowy hens on the otherhand have 3 eggs in their nest.
Ellie had these cuties at some point during the night.
The little girl is so petite. She is a lilac and her name is Demure. I love her face :) The boy is much bigger and I can’t tell if he is lilac or not?
The color on his lips definitely isn’t black, but around his eyes it is much darker. I will have to take him outside today and see if I can tell for sure. His name is Journey.
My ewes are being so nice!!! They are taking turns in the favorite lambing spot every 12 hours or so. I’m sure it will be different next week, but I am really appreciating it for now.
This is Venture and he was born Thursday afternoon.
His mom is Painted Rock Jeslyn and Wrangler is his dad.
Pretty soon the pastures are going to be hopping with little spotted lambs!
then baby lambs with little polka dots on their noses.
These are Maverick Marloe’s lambs by Kenleigh’s Douglas.
The ewe lamb’s name is Bliss.
and the ram lamb’s name is Hopscotch. My son was so happy that he was a boy. He really wanted to name the first boy. We were there to see the little girl be born. Marloe didn’t have to push very hard and I was shocked when I weighed them because the ram lamb was 10 lbs. and the ewe lamb was 9 lbs. Marloe always has big, strapping babies.
This is Grace. She was born yesterday morning. Her mama is Kenleigh’s Aurora and her dad is Kenleigh’s Dawson. She has a very sweet personality, just like her mama.
Here are some updated, less slimy pictures of Hope and Joy.
My son loves the babies and has to pick up and love on each one.
The flood gates are starting to leak, but I can feel the big break is coming soon. You may tire of seeing little jacob lambs soon :)
Yep, we have lambs :) Here are pictures shortly after being born.
This little girl is Hope
and her sister is Joy.
Their very proud mama is Maybelline. They were both 8 lbs. at birth and are healthy, flashy girls. I just love little lambs! I also love our Jacob sheep – I fed at 7:00 this morning and Maybelline was in a corner by herself but came over and ate her alfalfa. I went back out at 10:00 and she had them most of the way cleaned up and fed.
The other girls that I have been waiting on kind of had a look on their face like – “OOOOHHHHH, that’s what we are supposed to be doing.” :) We’ll see if this opens the flood gates.
Dolly was thoroughly enjoying the back rub from my brother and son! She is such a funny girl.
While waiting for the lambs to start arriving, I got my valances done for my studio. They are a brown felt with a sheet of our jacob felt felted on the front with the burgandy design.
My brother drew out a design example for me on a piece of paper and it translated to felt well.
I also made a logo and labels for my products.
It is amazing what you can do with a cloud, 2 rectangles, and 2 ovals in Microsoft Word ;)
Off to check for more lambs :)
Since everyone enjoyed the lamb racing video so much, I took some more video today. This time I used a better camera (the first one was on my cell phone while I was doing chores).
The following video is of my sister’s Nigerian Dwarf Goat babies that were born early this morning. They are so cute :)
Aimee lambed this afternoon and had 2 beautiful lilac ram lambs. She is my ideal mama – devoted to her lambs, picked a gorgeous sunny afternoon to have her lambs, lambed unassisted, followed me very nicely to the lambing jug, and is very relaxed with me playing with her lambs :)
Here she is with her new babies.
“Whoa – what a ride!”
“Here’s smilin’ at you!”
My son loves saying ‘Peanut’ right now – who knows where that came from… So, I told him that he could name this little lamb – guess what his name is :) PEANUT!