With 19 lambs on the ground, we are in the full swing of lambing now.
The first time mamas are doing a fabulous job!
My son is thrilled with his lambs.
We have been enjoying some lovely weather! This is Susannah and her lamb, Magique.
She is such a serious lamb.
Scout has the exact opposite type of personality…she is silly, silly, silly 😉
I love the interactions between moms and babies.
…and of course it wouldn’t be lambing time without babies calling for their mamas!
Up to this point, all of the girls have had their lambs on or close to their due date. How did I know what their due date was??? We used marking paint on the rams during the breeding season. I would do my rounds in the morning, take a note as to which ewes were bred the previous day and write their name in my calendar. I then calculated 149 days (average gestation for our Jacob Sheep) and mark that date in my calendar. It has allowed me to take a little bit of the stress out of lambing time. A lot less wondering and waiting. It has been GREAT!
Unfortunately, I took a week off and took a road trip with a friend and attended the Jacob Sheep Breeders Annual Meeting in Missouri during breeding season. My husband did an AWESOME job of holding down the fort, but he didn’t write down the dates like I do…I admit, I am a bit of a type A 😉 So, we now have a week of lambing with 6 girls that look close, but no dates written down. I thought it would be fun to have a little contest and have you join me in my guessing game.
*** I wrote this blogpost last night and am now revising it because 4 new lambs greeted me in the barn this morning 🙂 ***
Ailsa had a set of ram lambs.
Liberty had a couple of lilac ewe lambs…
such a good way to start the day 🙂
So, there are 4 options now, they are….
Avalon…biggest girl of the season
Now to make it totally fair for the people who don’t know what to look for, I am including photos that don’t hold very many clues.
To enter, leave a comment on who you think will be first to go.
Want to know what I am giving away…
One of these little guys…your choice. I made them while creating my felting kits and would love to have them bring a smile to someone’s face. Feel free to comment here or on my Facebook page.
All pics so cute! I saw a few lambs and moms out early on this chilly morning as well. How about Legacy as the next to go. Avalon looks like the obvious one, but I’m not so good at this:)
Avalon???? She is so LARGE 🙂
My vote is for Avalon
I love your pictures and commentary. I’m voting for either Legacy or Mollala as they both appear to have “dropped” a bit in their appearance. BUT, my girls have fooled me many times……
my pick is Canby come on mama love to see those baby J’s .
Torn between Legacy and Avalon. But I think Legacy as I agree with Sue Martin on the slightly Dropped appearance. Canby has no udder.
Has to be Avalon.
Avalon All of these lambs are sooo cute!
I think Mollala. Wish I had a clue when my few ewes might lamb!
I think it will be Legacy
Legacy. She looks the “lowest” to me.
Hi Shannon, The new lambs have the cutest faces! I am going to pick Canby to lamb next. She looks like she is standing stretched out.
Legacy should be next – BTW – Broderick is waiting for his first purebred lambs to be born.
I think Avalon is going to have twins…she’s so large, so she might deliver sooner than the others! I pick Avalon and if I win, I would love the little grey and white doggie!
I’m going to say Legacy…
I’m still hanging in there for Avalon.
I’d say Avalon, just for her sake, being that huge can’t be comfortable!
I say Avalon!
I think Avalon and am sure she does too!
I think Avalon is going to go. She must be carrying triplets in there.
Legacy! I hope!!!!
Avalon is the one that will pop or give birth first.
I guess Avalon.