Five months ago the ram lamb that we used for breeding jumped one fence and tore down another to get in with ewes we didn't want bred. Well, he successfully bred 3 ewes. One ewe, Ruth, was having a year off. The other two were past bottle lambs themselves and we didn't want to see if they could raise their own lambs. Sarah is 4 and Jane is 2.
Jane went into premature labor two weeks ago and couldn't deliver the lamb. With the aid of the vet a little ewe was born. Her heart was strong at first but just too young to survive. Jane wandered the pasture "baaing" for her lamb for several days. She would have been a great mom!! Thank goodness she healed well and is doing fine.
The 24th of June was day 146 from the breakout. On the 23rd, Sarah delievered a brown ewe lamb with a white flash on her head. She will probably be musket. She was born around 4:30 am. We are calling her Lightning to go with our weather related theme this year. After settling her in a pen with her mom we noticed that Ruth appeared to be beginning labor.
Lightning is checking out the clover from the fresh hay that was cut last week. She has tight curls all over like her grandfather, Cory.
Isn't being a lamb the best!!??
Neena's brother is Hidaway Farms Monsoon. He is a moorit and white smirslet ram lamb with 4 white socks and a tail that looks like it has be dipped in white paint just a little bit. Monsoon also has a "man beard" according to Katie. (A man beard is white fluffy wool under the chin going down the neck.) He was hopping around the lambing pen from the very beginning.
It's amazing how the lambs grow and develop in two short months!! Below is Stormy checking on the latest addition. Look at the size difference! Won't be long before these new ones are right there with the others!