Thursday, February 27, 2014

Pretty Cute Lamb

 Well folks, we have another "house" lamb. This little girl was rejected by its Mama on Sunday evening. The mama had twins and she kept pushing this one away. This is not an uncommon occurrence during lambing. Sometimes the mama knows that there is something wrong with the lamb and so she abandons it. The Farmer usually brings the lamb back home to the kitchen and he feeds it. This little ewe is doing great. The weather has been extremely cold this week so we have let her stay here in the house - mop in hand. 


People say sheep are dumb but I do not believe that to be true. The lamb has discovered the heating grate where the heat comes through. She also thinks the Persian wool rug is a nice bed. 


The Border Collies think it is big entertainment to have a lamb inside and the three of them fight over who is going to nuzzle it or lay by it.

She will be going back to the barn when the weather warms up some. 

13 comments:

cockney blonde said...

So cute, x

Anonymous said...

I bottle fed many a lamb when I was young. Learned at a young age to never name your food!

penny said...

glad she's doing well. hoping it warms up, but that somehow mud season is delayed. ;)

Suzanne said...

We raised baby goats in the house that had been rejected. They learned that the newspaper on the floor was to go on...of course they would get their front hooves on the paper, squat & go but their hinny was not on the paper. Lol but they tried.

Anna Conway said...

This is great. I love it!!!

Adaliza said...

Aw - double/triple AAWwwwww. I know life isn't really like that but you've captured a wonderful moment with the collies and the lamb. Good collie! I'm sure ours would try to herd it all around the house! Take more photos and make some cards - they'd be so popular. Enjoy the weekend - I've got my first fair on Sunday so am crossing everything that it'll be a fine Spring day - at last!

Nicolette said...

Really enjoyed reading this! It brought back memories of childhood.

Anonymous said...

Awww! I love your blog I get to be a "farmer" and crafter. I have told my husband that when we retire I would like to buy a farm and raise sheep or goats for the wool. He says "you don't know what you are talking about...that would not be retirement." He's a country boy I'm a city girl. It sounds nice to me in my "fairy tale" world. :) You make the point of how difficult farming is. I know you and my husband are right. I just like my day dream...mainly because I know it will never come to pass (!?) But anyway thank you for your pictures, words and crafting! Carry on please :)! I like living through you

hawknitr13 said...

It's always sad when a mama rejects one of her flesh & blood. But GOD takes care of his lambs!

Laura Sue said...

I so agree with you about the intelligence of sheep. They are not intelligent like predators, but they are highly intelligent like prey. Whenever anyone asks me if my sheep are stupid, I say, "Have you ever tried to catch one?" They outsmart me on a daily basis.

R said...

What a cuttie. :)

Lizy Tish said...

Oh my gosh - so sweet. It's sad to see them rejected by their mother but how nice she has a nice warm home to start out in!

katherine said...

Wonderful pictures! We have had many lambs in our house over the years. We finally figured it was easier to get a package of diapers for them, need to cut a tail hole thou. Sometimes boys need more than one diaper to do the trick. And we have a rug that looks like grass and that is where they end up laying or by the radiators in our old farm house! Lambing Season always full of great memories.