Monday, May 2, 2011

More fleece (on the hoof, that is!)

Finally our new lambs arrived! We had been expecting them since before April 1st, but when that day came and went Dianne (whose ram did the breeding) determined that our ewe, Pepper, must have conceived on a later breeding than what had been observed. So, we waited, and waited!
Poor girl was looking pretty miserable last week, and we were beginning to think she might have triplets. (Mirian was hoping that she might "have" to bottle feed one!). We checked her many times a day and I went up at 3 AM on one of the stormy nights, but as is often the case with animals she snuck in the delivery last night and the lambs were bouncing around and dry when our helper discovered them this morning.
There aren't a whole lot of things more cute than baby lambs. (Well, MAYBE crias, but it would have to be a toss-up!)
And, you know, we really NEED more fleece! (Actually, I'm really enjoying working with the wool from last year).

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5 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very cute!!! Congrats Mirian :-).

Sheepmom said...

Hi there,

Your lambs' dad came from our farm. I love the gray shading on them. They should be killer fleeces when they grow up! Your felted lamp shades are waaay cool. If you're using wool, you should market them as Lamb Shades.
:-)

Loco Lindy said...

Sara, Mirian is VERY proud! Sheepmom, THANKS for the "contribution" of your farm's genetics, the fleeces look really interesting. AND, THANKS for the Great idea... Lamb Shades! I'm already picturing a logo in my mind! I'm going to take you up on that, GREAT idea!

WonderWhyGal said...

Ba Ba Black Sheep, I would love to spin your wool.

Yes...you may have found something more adorable than a cria.

Loco Lindy said...

Andrea, I'll make sure you get some of that black wool next year when they are shorn!