Pansy came here as a lamb from my friend, Joan, at Mud Ranch Jacobs. She is a grand-daughter of one of my favorite girls, Infiniti.
Pansy’s personality slowly started to emerge and she began making me laugh with her silly sense of humor.
How can you not laugh at her when she gives you this look while eating at the feeder in this silly fashion???
Even after they slowly tore my feeder apart, she still chose to eat with half of her body in the only panel left.
She prefers to get in Kate’s face…
even when it means leaving the rest of the flock to do so.
She slowly, but surely, became one of my pocket sheep. Here she is with Folly. They both love their morning scratches.
With her silly personality, I wasn’t sure how she was going to take to motherhood. She is 1 of our 8 first timers to lamb this year.
She lambed yesterday afternoon and took right to it, in a very serious way. Silly Pansy has been replaced by Serious Pansy.
She no longer wants me to pet her…she has a serious job!
She checks on Milo…
takes a few steps…
and then checks on him some more.
He is a good sport about all of the
smothering attention 😉
I love the different personalities in our flock and am thrilled with how Pansy has taken to her lamb.
They race back…
and forth while their moms are eating in the barn.
I wanted to video their antics, but every time I took my camera out, they were too tired from playing all day and would just fall asleep in the barn.
Very cute, but not very entertaining for taking video.
As I walked out to the pasture with them, I warned the lambs to save their energy because I wanted to capture the lamb races.
As you can see, they didn’t really listen 🙂 The old concrete pile is always a favorite with the lambs.
Time to head back to the barn for the night.
Canby is so cute, she has to stop and make sure all of the lambs have made it out of the pasture.
Every once in a while, a couple lambs will fall asleep and not realize the rest of the sheep have headed to the barn, a double-check is always a good idea.
They all made it to the barn and the lambs indulged me by racing around. Thanks to my husband for putting this video together for me. Enjoy!
Jacob Sheep Lamb races
They wore themselves out and were panting in no time 😉
The lambs are keeping me busy, but I wanted to introduce you to Elan!
I am thankful she was born in the barn because this girl was born running. Elan means vigor, enthusiasm, full of confidence and this girl fits all of those categories!
You could also say she is full of herself…
‘I don’t want my picture taken!’
‘Well…maybe just one.’
‘Ok, go ahead, snap away. I am pretty cute, aren’t I?’
We had 3 more lambs today, bringing the count to 18.
You can see pictures and information on our Jacob Lamb page.