Good thing I went out to check on the status at the sheep shed this morning, Miss Priss was ready, finally! Just got her into the barn, so she would have privacy and she presented us with a little ewe! Big! Miss Priss’s mother did not take well to her, so she was raised in the house by me. As you can see, Miss Priss is more interested in her snack than in her baby, so I’ll watch carefully for bonding, don’t want to interfere to quickly. Hopefully instinct will take over.
Of course, it is chilly today, but at least she wasn’t born in the terrible rain we had yesterday.
Watch for more postings as she gets up and around.
I think tomorrow, Harry and Sally will come out and join the crowd, maybe by then, Shar and Miss Priss will have produced their offspring. My last holdouts!
After the rodeo I had this morning moving sheep, and HiIllary the goat would not move out of the big barn, no wonder! TWIN GIRLS sometime around noon. I went in the house to take care of a few things, and she surprised me! Here they are in their cozies, all ready up and around and nursing. Hillary has always been a good mother, but these are her first girls! Even her triplets last year were all boys.
Watch for Harry and Sally on the Barn Cam. They moved this morning into the nursery with their mom, Shirley and aunties, Miss Priss and Shar who are waiting for their babies to arrive, What is taking so long? Harry and Sally got their id tags this morning and tails bopped, so they need some rest. They found the lamb jug with extra grain speedy quick.
Hillary the goat refused to move out of the big barn, so she is all alone waiting the arrival of her kids. She is so big it looks like triplets again.
Miss Peep and Miss Daisy moved into the sheep yard with all the mammas and babies, and they are loving it. They are good caretakers.
Keep watching, babies should arrive any day!
The nursery was getting a little crowded, and it was time for you to see Harry and Sally on the barn-cam, so —all the mammas and babies, except for Harry and Sally, have moved to larger quarters. This, of course, required intensive labor for me.
We use sheep sheds for shelter which were built to be moved, so that was the challenge this morning, to get it done while the ground is frozen and it slides easily. I have gotten it down to a science!
Fort the first time the babies have room to “bounce” which is the best reason to have baby lambs! This is Aggie, wearing new threads and thinking she is more than cool! separate spaces. What sheep could want more? Oh, yes, for the pasture to green up!
Aggie, born 2/23/23, ewe, single – Dam Nabssar#11480, Sire –#1162, Chunky
Rams available as whethered or intact
Two yearlings available: Miss Daisy and Miss Peep, unrelated to new rams to make breeding pairs Would breed this fall.
No matter how much we wish for sun, it is still yucky out, now it has added a dusting of heavy, wet snow to the mix. So much for March, in like a Lamb!