"Whatcha doin, huh? Huh? Whatcha doin?"
"Lemme help, lemme help, please, please, please?"
Clearly, this wasn't going to work, perhaps another strategy was in order. I decided to stand on the other side of the fence in an attempt to get a few pictures.
I was only able to get a couple of shots in which the girls weren't stuffing their faces with food, or being playfully chased by Ande, the llama.
Later, when I got a chance to look through the pictures, something, or rather, someone, caught my attention. Yeah, the big ole belly on the left-Willow. I think the only reason I got a shot of her is because, with that gut, she isn't moving too quickly these days.
Granted, Willow is my longest-fleeced ewe, so some of her size can be attributed to that.....some of it, but, seriously?
Here's the thing, Willow almost always has a single lamb. She had a set of twins once, but I don't remember her being this...ummmm...shall we say... 'robust' this early on in her pregnancy. I have no idea what's in there!
" I'm not telling."
I only got pictures of two of the other ewes. Halley is first runner-up in the voluptuous belly contest; she most likely will have twins, as this is her second lambing.
I am really hoping that one of my favorite spotted ewes, Luna, is bred. She is a two-year-old and was not bred last year, so if the mission was accomplished this will be her first lambing. I did see some romance occurring on the morning that the rent-a-ram was packing his bags to go home-perhaps a good-bye fling, but that is no guarantee that she settled and I really, really want a lamb from her.
She has amazing fleece and beautiful conformation.
I guess Miss Luna will keep us guessing for a while longer as to whether or not I will get that fluffy little lamb from her.
I will try to update you on the rest of the girls soon, hopefully with less assistance from my very helpful friends.