Yep, I did afternoon chores in a t-shirt! We are having a stretch of spring like weather…the birds are singing and all of the farm animals were soaking up the rays.
Wren took it to another level though…
she started rolling around and…
scratching her back just like a horse. I’m not sure I have ever seen one of our sheep do this. She was in heaven!
She was having so much fun, Bliss had to come see what she was doing and see if she needed to do it too 🙂
In the sunshine you can see this boy’s blue eyes and look at the little spot developing on his nose! By the time he is a couple months old, all of the pink should be pigmented black.
Veronica was content to just stand in the sunshine and chew her cud. She looked quite content!
I haven’t posted many pictures of the young boys this winter – they have mostly looked like drowned rats. Not today…here is a picture of Durham and Ringo. I LOVE their horns! Ringo is such a nice boy – he has the temperament I wish all rams could have…calm, non-combative with his fellow rams, a good amount of respect for humans, and nice to his girls.
The ewes also thought it was a great day to have lambs…7 new lambs in total!
Ellyn and Lancelot – these beauties are Patchwork Abraham x Bide a wee Althea. Althea had a ewe lamb and a ram lamb, both are lilacs and I think they are both 4-horn.
Walter – a 4-horn ram lamb – Kenleigh’s Wrangler x Kenleigh’s Celeste. Celeste had twins, but the 2nd lamb didn’t make it. A sad and unfortunately, unavoidable part of being a shepherd. I know there was nothing I could have done to help this lamb, but it is still hard. I am very happy that Celeste has a healthy lamb to dote on.
Dolly had twin ram lambs. My son is thrilled!!! Dolly is his ewe and he really wanted boys – I don’t know why, he just did 🙂 These lambs are Kenleigh’s Reno x Bide a wee Dolly. This one is a 4-horn…
and this one is a 2-horn. It was close to bedtime, so they don’t have names yet.
Abbey, a black & white ewe lamb and Avalon, a lilac ewe lamb – Kenleigh’s Reno x Kenleigh’s Aimee
At the same time Dolly was having her lambs, so did Aimee. They were one big happy family when I found them! The lambs thought it was great to have two moms. Luckily, it was easy to sort out who belonged to who 🙂
I love Avalon’s face markings!
Time to go to bed and prepare for the possibility of more lambs tomorrow!
Congrats on all the wonderful lambs… Looks like a great crop so far!
WOW 7 new lambs and i still have none Haha very nice!!!! i especially like walter to bad his sibling didnt make it. how many more ewes do you have to lamb?
I can’t wait for Spring! The lambs look great and the rams horns are quite majestic. That was an interesting point about the noses starting out pink and gradually changing to all black. Do you dock tails?
Looking beautiful, Shannon. I don’t see one that I wouldn’t love to have! Ringo is looking marvelous.
I can’t believe you don’t have lambs yet Josh! Hopefully it warms up a little bit before they get there.
Chai Chai – Yes, we dock tails. There are a few jacob breeders that don’t dock tails, but in the soggy NW it is a little cleaner with them docked. I personally like the look better too!
Thanks Joan and Shari!
such cute little ones! those rams are just amazing..wow! great work on the new “crop”
ps tshirt? ugh!
Pretty lambs! Yeah, I’m doing chores in a t-shirt, too. Over a thermal tee and under a sweater and a heavy coat 🙂
Oh how fun. I would love to spend a day on your farm during lambing season. How exciting. So cute the little guy wanted boys–I am sure it’s because boys are so much cooler than girls ya know 🙂 They are all beauties.
PS-I won’t hold the t-shirt taunt against you 🙂 LOL
He definitely thinks boys are ‘way’ cooler than girls 😉
Sorry about the t-shirt taunt 🙂 Thanks for not holding it against me!
Ha ha ha Linda 🙂 It is going to be really tough if winter comes back. I think it is easier to handle the cold, nasty weather when it stays that way. We are all going to be sad to see the sun leave.