We have been really busy the past few days. Besides the craziness of the Holiday weekend, we added to the fun by making a few additions to the family. First, on Friday, Menemsha gave us a spotted ewe lamb. A very large spotted ewe lamb. She wasn't even two full days old yet in these pictures.
Then, on Sunday, when we were getting ready for Easter dinner, Halley decided to go into labor. I missed dinner, but I got to see these two nice lambs come into the world. A solid moorit ewe lamb.
And a gorgeous moorit gulmoget ram lamb. I think this guy is going to be stunning!
This morning, Holly started acting like she was in the early stages of labor-sort of. I was in and out of the barn checking on her, and on one of my checks she was standing at the hay feeder, with her water bag exposed, eating and not giving the slightest indication that she had any intention of pushing anything out of anywhere. I gave her a lot of time since she was a first-time mom...a lot of time....I waited, and waited, and waited, she did nothing. After hours had passed and there was no progress, the rest of the story involved a full length glove, a call to the vet, a hoisting of an uncooperative ewe into my truck...by myself, a trip to the vet (vets generally don't like to make farm calls for sheep), a lot of pulling and a very large ram lamb with some very large horn buds, that, apparently, Holly didn't really want to squeeze out of 'there'.
Both mama and this nice, fawn katmoget ram lamb are doing well. I generally don't like taking pictures of lambs while they are still wet...it's not their best look, but I wanted to show you these big ol' horn buds...can't say that I blame Holly for not wanting to push this guy out.
So, now the official count is 11 ram lambs, 8 ewe lambs.
And, of course, I had to do this. How angry can a lamb look?
Also, I would like to thank those of you who have suggested names for the lambs, I usually stick with a theme though so that down the road if a lamb's name comes up I know exactly what year they were born and who the sire was...I just haven't picked my theme yet...I have a couple in mind, I'm just a bad decisionationater.