is something I am always working on. It is not something that comes naturally and I count to 10 a lot 🙂 It certainly is a virtue!
This girl has a lot of it…
she has such a sweet, calm, relaxed demeanor.
Her name is ‘Patience’ and that is not a coincidence! Her mother was obnoxious and refused to accept her brother. He ended up becoming a bottle lamb and this little girl just went with the flow. Even when her mother was being mean to her brother and I was constantly interfering trying different techniques she was just a mellow little lamb.
I have no use for ewes that reject lambs and I was looking for some patience, so the name made sense!
She wasn’t on the ‘keep’ list due to her dark coloring, but she stayed and I am so thankful she did. She has become VERY friendly and loves to have her belly scratched in the morning and look what she had…
a beautiful ewe lamb with the same, sweet personality!
Patience has proven to be an excellent mother and is handling it with the same laidback, patient approach as she does everything.
Yes, we are lambing again 🙂
We have 4 ewes bred to Patchwork Abraham and 3 of them have lambed so far.
He is maturing into a handsome young man and his lambs are all darling.
As soon as the last girl lambs, I will share pictures of all of them. She is teaching me how to be patient 😉