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!
These little ones are so darling and oh so fuzzy:) Thanks for sharing, brighten up my day and put a smile on my face!
Sounds like we are having the same weather, only without the benefit of cute little lambies here! LOVE Dapperling’s butt markings!
How exciting, and they all popped out without any trouble? Don’t they always choose the worst weather. I was the same .. every single one of my five kids was born in a storm! I would love to be able to pop in and see your whole set up. Sometimes i think i am rattling about in the dark doing this out here with no real help and no-one to even visit and Love all your new babies, you must be thrilled. c