Well, it doesn't seem like Holly feels any particular urgency to pop out those babies.
I am cautiously optimistic that she will produce enough milk, as her bag looks as though it is filling nicely. That is, of course, unless she produces an entire litter of lambs; which looks entirely possible.
I skirted fleeces yesterday. I was pretty happy with most of them, although the oppressive heat of last summer took a tole on some of them, and there were a lot of dry, sun-bleached tips, particularly on the black fleeces. I haven't gotten my micron reports back yet, so I will be interested to see those numbers.
This is one of my favorites-it is from a yearling ewe, who just happens to be a daughter of our dear friend Holly...yes, Holly, the very same full-figured gal that is pictured above. The yearling ewe's name is Rio, which, in retrospect, was probably a poor name choice. I can't seem to say her name without thinking of Duran Duran.
This is why we are giving Holly another go at lambing.
This moorit fleece shows the sun-bleaching. This is from Odessa, another yearling ewe.
The samples below are from Mandalay (Mandy). Her fleece is nice, but not very consistent. The first photo is from the neck/shoulder area, and the second photo is mid-side....it's still nice, but I would sure like to see that first fleece type all the way through!
Athena. I love this girl. She is a two year old, spotted ewe. She is due to lamb in the next few weeks.
The samples below are from Bella, a three-year-old ewe, who hates me with every fiber of her being.
Neck and mid-side. She is spotted and modified, so there is a wide range of moorit-based tones in her fleece.
Aaaaand a random chicken picture...because I have no new lambs.
If Holly doesn't lamb soon, I'm about to start squeezing!!!