Somehow overnight, my sheep went from looking kind of pregnant to looking VERY pregnant! Which made me realize that lambing is going to be here very soon. The first due date is January 24th, but with how time is flying these days it might as well be next week 🙂
Poor Marloe always looks pregnant. She tends to have big lambs.
Amber, on the other hand, keeps her girly figure all through pregnancy. She usually twins, but barely looks pregnant.
Ellie is one I will be keeping my eye on. She is pretty big for not being due until February 4th.
She is already swaying to and fro!
Time to order supplies and get prepared.
Smudge was born a couple days ago, but he was just too special to lump in with the rest of the lambs yesterday.
No, he isn’t registerable and yes, he has WAY to much black on his body, but I love the smile on his face. He had a sister, but she was born dead. I’m not sure what happened and I hate it when that happens, but I feel very fortunate that her brother was ok.
He made quite the impression out in the pasture today and Liberty wasn’t sure what to think of him.
At one point, he got a little lost and was sure Magoo was his mama.
Luckily his mom came to the rescue and I’m sure Magoo was relieved that he wasn’t going to have babysitting duties for long term.
I ran across the name – Smudge – when I was doing some fiber research the other day and I knew that I would know the lamb it belonged to as soon as they were born. Poor guy – all of his spots were smeared together! His cute face makes up for it and look at all of that black fiber 🙂