Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring-loaded lambs.

Don't worry, you're not missing anything. I haven't been secretly delivering lambs and posting photos of new babies on another blog.
Nothing has changed, only two ewes have lambed thus far. I have several ewes that are planning...or, more accurately,  plotting something. I just know it. They are all going to lamb in rapid-fire succession and make me even more crazy than I already am!

There are about three ewes that are really close to lambing and are looking something akin to the Hindenburg at this point.
Because there will be some first time mamas in this group, I have gotten up several times in the past few nights to check on them. I shuffle out to the barn at all hours of the night, I flip on the light, they all look up at me like, "Meh, what are you doing out here at this hour?" They chew their cud. They burp. I sigh. I flip off the light. I turn and walk back to the house, knowing full-well that they are laughing their sheepy little laugh at me behind my back. I go back to bed and do it all over again in a couple of hours.
So, because I have no new lambs yet, I will show you updated photos of the 4 that I have. Still 4. Still the same lambs. Still.

These are Holly's girls. I am pretty sure that they will be staying here.

 As you can see, Holly's milk came in just fine.
Yeah! Milk! Boing! Boing! Boing!

The spotted girl's tail is not as long as it looks here. 
She has baby hair on the tip that makes it look ridiculous!

These are Lilly's girls.

 I'm waiting to see how fleece develops on the darker moorit girl-she's got loose crimp right now, but I have learned to be patient when evaluating lamb fleece. I love her color. I don't know if I have ever had a moorit lamb this dark before.

So, that's it. I am going out to do a barn check in a few minutes...wish me luck!


Michelle said...

Oh my, Holly's girls are incredible! And you'd be certifiable if you didn't keep both of them....

Spinners End Farm said...

I agree with Michelle...they look like velvet! I'm still waiting on lambs too and it is nerve wracking!

Kelly said...

Lovely girls!! It would see that the wait was worth it when you get such awesome lambs at the end. I've got a ubber dark moorit this year too and if you don't see it next to a black lamb, you'd swear it was black. Love the color intensity and the gul/kat markings are some of my favs.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great captures in the mid air photos, so cute. Congratulations.

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