Lambing season is all wrapped up! The last 5 girls had 11 lambs and 7 of those lambs came within a 1-hour time frame!
Jonquil was the first to lamb with a healthy set of twins…
her ram lamb, Lionel
and her ewe lamb, Amelia.
The next 3 girls decided to stir it up some! This is the scene that greeted me after I picked my son up from school on Wednesday…
unfortunately, it wasn’t so organized 😉 There were 7 lambs being mothered by 3 ewes. A little chaotic!
I was able to sort them by size and markings and fleece and everyone seemed happy except for Veronica. She really wanted Sahara’s ram lamb in addition to her 3. I told her that she needed to be happy with what she had and not be greedy!
Here is Veronica with her triplets.
Roland – ram lamb
Catherine – ewe lamb
Second ram lamb – Chaucer
Veronica is quite proud of herself and her brood, as she rightly shoud be! I checked the girls at 2:00 before I left and she didn’t look close, I returned at 3:00 to triplets. They aren’t exactly small triplets either – 8, 9, and 10 lbs.!
This is Sahara’s ram lamb – Windsor
and her ewe lamb – Jasmine.
The other girl that lambed with them is Amber. This is her ram lamb, Galahad.
These are the first lambs by Blue Ewe’s Ringoes Albus ‘Ringo’.
Here is Amber’s little ewe lamb – Arabella. She is so petite and cute and pretty…
I just want to hug her and snuggle her and carry her everywhere.
She is not a snuggly lamb though. She wants to be with HER MOM! A very oppinionated little thing 🙂
The last girl to lamb was Star. She kept me waiting and waiting! Finally she lambed yesterday afternoon. She had twins! It was apparent at birth that the ewe lamb had some issues. The lower half of her face appearred to be deformed. She had to be put down and once again lambing season has reminded me of how precious life is. There will be an educational post coming. The lamb had what is called ‘Monkey Faced Lamb Syndrome’ and it is caused by the ewe eating a poisonous plant early in gestation. You can always count on lambing season to further your education!
Here is Star’s ram lamb. I am so thankful she has a lamb to care for! This is Ringoes other set of lambs. The fleeces look very promising.
Thanks to all who participated in our little lambing contest! 6 of you guessed 11. We have a winner……..
Tisha! I know you are off having fun in California, but I will send you an e-mail and find out what you would like.