I am planning on keeping Guinivere and her lamb in the lambing jug for an extra day or two. Guin is not a very friendly ewe and I have found that it is much easier to get a lamb with a skittish mom to be tame, and friendly, if you can handle them in the jug for a couple of days, otherwise if you turn them out they tend to follow mama's lead and it is much harder to build trust with them.
We have been trying to let the pastures rest and get off to a good start before we let the critters out on them, so the rest of the ewes with lambs have been lustfully gazing over the fences wondering when they would be allowed to munch on the green goodness on the other side. It has been a slow spring and has taken an inordinate amount of time for the grass to take off this year, but during the past week we have gotten some warmer temps and more than our share of rain so things are finally looking more like spring. Over the weekend, we started letting the sheep spend a little time each day on the grass to let them acclimate to their new diet. I get such a kick from watching the lambs in the fresh, green grass.
Cassiopeia, "Cassie", just relaxing in the sun...I never noticed until I looked at this picture....what is up with the beard????
Below is Crosswinds Titan (10 weeks minus how many days, Connor?).
Below is Edrea's super friendly ram lamb. It is so hard to resist the urge to love up on the ram lambs, some of them are so cute and friendly, but handling them too much as a lamb just invites trouble as they mature...makes me want to wether them all so that I can play with them!Lilly's ewe lamb checking out the dandelion that Gary held for her.
And Jordan is just worn out from watching those little lambs play all day.