Monday, March 05, 2012

Young Mama

Here's a sweet little lamb and her mama during our recent snowstorm.


The first time mamas are beginning to lamb now. It's dicey. Some immediately take to being mamas and some have no mothering instinct. Very similar as to humans. The Farmer acts as lactation coach, holding the baby close to the mother's udder while I keep the young mama still. After a few days, things usually work out okay.

Good article about a "sheepherder's party" in Utah. Check it out here. From the LA Times.

Good week everyone. 

5 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a sweet-looking pair!

Have you seen Salley Mavor's post of her sheep embroidery through the years? Thought of you when I saw it.

http://weefolk.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/close-ups-sheep/

Robin Allen said...

Great picture. They look like they stopped what they were doing and posed just for you!

stufenzumgericht said...

The sheep mama on your picture obviously knows her job ;-)
Have a nice week, Martina

CrochetBlogger said...

Your description of the mothering (or non) nature sounds exactly like what I read about in the three farm memoirs by Catherine Friend (which I recommend if you haven't read them). Very interesting as I always assumed that nearly all mom mammals are immediately nurturing!

Cathy said...

Love the picture. That's a lot of little newborns this season! Praying you have many nurturing first-time mamas.