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.
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.