Tuesday, March 18, 2008

New Life

After a slow bit in the sheep barn, last year's yearling ewe lambs are beginning to lamb. The first time mothers are a bit dicey. Some are natural mothers and some want nothing to do with their babies. The past couple days, the teenage mothers have been stars.

Yesterday, this little black lamb was born. It is a little spitfire and the mom is doing a great job.

Two days ago, a different yearling had this cute little thing.


And here is super-mom Cora (Julia's bottle lamb from last year) with her January lamb Mora. Mora is growing like crazy and is looking strong and huge.


The bigger lambs congregate together constantly. Here some of them are having a party over along the fence line. I can't help but compare them to teenagers, hanging out with their friends far from the watchful eyes of their moms.

7 comments:

Berry Gal said...

since you raise sheep as food mostly, is the color of the fleece a determining factor in which ones you keep?

Mama Urchin said...

Love the dark fleeced ones. So cute.

lpratt1831 said...

where's the mall?

Kathleen C. said...

Well, as long as they don't start smoking cigarettes and piercing their belly buttons it'll be okay.
And, go Cora! Way to mother! So does Julia consider herself a Grandma now?

KSee said...

I can't beleive how big Mora has grown. Cora looks so calm

fibergal said...

What breed is Cora? She looks sort of Shetland in the fleece but not the face. But I don't raise sheep, so what do I know. I just can't get enough of the lamb photos.

Deborah said...

What do you do with the "nervous nellies", (reluctant moms)? Is there a way you can help them? Love the pictures!