Monday, February 09, 2009

New Mamas

Our big lambing rush is over. Now instead of ten lambs being born a day, it is one or two or three, or sometimes none. Most of the older experienced mamas have already had their babies. Now is when a different challenge happens.

The yearling ewes sometimes lamb, sometimes not. It's all depends if they are mature enough to become pregnant in the fall. Often, our yearlings will lamb in April and May which makes it much easier for everyone - The Farmer and the sheep - since the weather is much warmer. By then, the sheep are out on grass.

Last Friday, two yearlings lambed. This one had a lovely little baby and she was doing a great job taking care of it - so good she didn't even need to be put in a pen for a day of bonding. I'll talk about the other one tomorrow.

Across the barn, a two year old gave birth to this beautiful set of twins. They were quite large and super healthy. They lay there so still for me after I took photo after photo, the mama kind of wondering what I was doing but not interfering.


Monday, Monday - make it a good one.

9 comments:

Kim said...

Those twins have sweet heart-shaped noses!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy the photos and the description of your life on the farm. Please, what's Cora up to? Is she a good mother? Have you started the children's book? Martha

karenfae said...

beautiful lambs! Do you use the wool from your sheep for your knitting? I was directed to your site from another and just love your patterns - wish I knew how to knit!
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Mare said...

Oh my goodness they are gorgeous! And what beautiful photos you take!

Turtle said...

so gorgeous! I so wish i could come help and play!

BlissKnitter said...

Kristin, I am so enjoying your pictures and descriptions. Thanks for sharing with us all.

Nanci said...

Thanks for taking the time each day to post your life with those of us who drop in for such a short visit.
I look forward to sunflower photos in the summer.
I wish the lambing season didn't end so soon, as it's been such fun and I even bought wool to do knitting...

Deborah said...

What lovely portraits. You have cute models.

Karin said...

I love those new lambs. Thank you for taking such amazing pictures.
I AM a little concerned about the lamb you will talk about tomorrow...I'll just have to come back and see.