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Monday, April 12, 2010

Endless Lambing Continues

Went out to find 3 Shetland lambs cavorting on the lawn. Tim and I thought we plugged all their escape holes but I guess not. They can find a hole anywhere. In the pen, I found a new Shetland ewe lamb very full and contently nestled with mom. She's a cutie. Mom's a yearling with great mothering skills. My, due any time, BFL ewe was not in the barn. Found her on pasture with lamb's hooves sticking out. She was panicked but not being in the mood for a flying tackle delivery, I got her in the barn doing my Border Collie impersonation. Fluids around the lamb were orange and scary. When I got mom tied and pulled the lamb, which I was sure was dead, I couldn't believe it...the tiny head shook. She's very orange but fine and mom loves her. That's all that matters. Never had a lamb this color before. She's burnt sienna.


Unknown said...

Wow, I feel like your guys have been lambing for ever. Do you always get so many new babies each year?

Somerhill said...

Glad she is OK. Where is her picture??? LOL

Cynthia said...

Your little "favorite ewe lamb" is the spectacularly colored Shetland I believe I have ever seen. Very interesting indeed.