Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Pumpkin . . . Fall 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Lamb Update ~ March 27, 2011

On our barn check this morning my ewe, Spike, was struggling to give birth to a huge 10 1/2 pound ewe lamb. Although the lamb was presented correctly - her sheer size was causing Spike a great deal of pain and effort. Mark held Spike, while I eased the birth along. This was Spike's first lamb and she is a beauty. A black grey ewe lamb that expresses both the mouflon and badgerface pattern just like her sire - Hun. I can only hold over four ewe lambs this year so I may be keeping her. If interested, please contact me and I will put you on my lamb list.

After breakfast we headed out to the barn to move Spike into a smaller lambing jug. Mark peeked in the girl's pen and saw Tolkie with two gorgeous newly born ewe lambs already up and nursing! Both weighed about 7 pounds. Tolkie is a very intense mom and was not happy when I scooped them up to move her into her lambing jug. One ewe, a Black Mouflon is for sale and the other lamb I will be keeping. She is a gorgeous moorit grey spotted badgerface.

Buy local . . . . Eat well . . . .

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!! Congrats! Can't wait to swing up and see them!