Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sami Has a Little Lamb

This morning we woke up to new life on the farm!
Sarah had lambed sometime this morning and to our surprise she had not only one lamb....


but TWO lambs!!!! They are both boys and I could not be more thrilled!

They both appear to be healthy and are both nursing very well!


This little guy is a little smaller than the other. They are both friendly and Sarah doesn't mind us checking them out. Now, the ram who fathered these two is named Whiskey Creek. We wanted to name these two guys along those lines, and we decided to name the little one Tiger Creek. This is an actual creek that runs through our property.


Then there is this guy, whom we have yet to name. We are thinking carefully though for the perfect one. He is more spunky and much more curious. Gosh, look at those ears!!!!!


Sarah has spent the day tending to her babies and getting them cleaned off.
We moved the ram out to another paddock, out with the horse and calf. The horse guards the calf like she is his mama, but overall I think the three will adjust to one another.
We had to put a sheep halter on him and lead him out across the drive with a bucket of feed. It really does pay to have your animals "bucket trained."
He will come back to see Sarah in the fall when it's time to breed again, but meanwhile he has much more room and more grass.


To say this has been an exciting and fun day is an understatement! These sweet lambs have tiny, tiny curls in their fleece. They are also quite soft!


Tomorrow we will band their tails and their "jewels" so that they can be castrated. The tails need to be docked for health and hygiene reasons.
 

But for now we will just enjoy watching them. They are such sweet animals! Great job Sarah!

6 comments:

  1. You have captured their sweet faces PERFECTLY! What a great surprise to have two!! (or maybe you had a suspicion?) it‘s hard to imagine they could both fit inside...what a miracle!

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  2. They are so cute! I love the curly wool on them. What will you do with them? Will they be dinner? I have 3 ram lambs so far and that's where they will be going. She looks like a greta mother.

    I went yesterday to Lafayette to the Pigeon Mt. Trading Co. They are a store all about bees now. And I got my suit, smoker and a hive tool. I'll have to go back for the ventilated gloves in my size later since they were out. But I am so excited about getting my hives. And taking your class soon. I am also signed up for another class next week. Need to learn all I can before the bees get here.

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    1. Kris, these are strictly for wool:-)
      I have met the folks at Pigeon Mtn. I am excited that you are getting into bees!!!!

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  4. Hi Samantha. I am nominating you for a Leibster Award. You can go to my blog to see what to do. If you don't want to, that's just fine with me. But I wanted you to know how much I love your blog. And can't wait for the bee workshop too! Hope the little lambs are doing well and growing. They are so cute.

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