It has been exciting around here since yesterday afternoon! The weather has turned nasty, it has warmed up a little and turned our pretty snow into a slushy mess. The wind has picked up and now it is raining. They are forecasting a few inches of rain in the next day or two. This change in weather, must have been felt by the ewes because lambing started with a flurry!
Althea was the first to lamb with two ewe lambs.
Folly – an act of silliness.
Fleury – to be fanciful.
These two girls are very alike in coloring and I am going to have a heck of a time telling them apart, so I thought it would be fun to have names that were similar.
While I was filling water buckets and getting the new lambs situated, I looked towards the back of the barn and saw Sublimity looking a little funny. I snooped around and found her ram lamb under the feeder she was guarding. She is being an excellent first time mama.
Dapper Dan – A very swanky, neatly groomed man.
He is a swanky little dude 🙂
After dropping my son off at school, I headed out to the barn to check on the new lambs and feed the girls. I was greeted by Flirt talking very animatedly and in obvious labor.
Here she is with the first lamb born, a little ram. Dapperling – A little dapper fellow…neat, trim, smart.
The stripe down his tail is pretty cute.
Flirt’s little ewe lamb, Felice – Happy!
Tranquillity was the calm before the storm. She has such a funny personality, so calm and sure of herself. Her mom was quite distraught when I put her on the other side of the panel and Tranquillity started playfully head butting her!
I’ll leave you with a little cuteness from Fleury.
I have a feeling we may have more lambs before this day is done!