Tuesday, February 4, 2014

So it Begins!


  
Here is the first lamb of 2014, a 13 pound Tunis Ram.

He had a pretty rough start. 

When I was pulling up to the house, I noticed something small behind  the barn. I slowed down the car-it was dark red, but still couldn't tell what it was. It took a minute before I realized it was a lamb. What was a lamb doing behind the barn?  I hurried up the drive and ran into the barn to find an upset mama ewe trying to open the barn door. I made my way over and sure enough, her lamb was on the other side of the door. There is a small opening at the bottom of the door and he had managed to fall out! I fetched the little guy and put him and mama in a stall. 

He is having a hard time figuring out the nursing thing. We have been having to assist. We normally do not have to do that. We are cutting him a break since he had such a rough start in life! 
We are hoping he will be okay when he gets warmed up.  To help that along I am making him a lamb coat using a sweater sleeve from the wool sweaters I have been felting.
I am hoping he will be nursing and bouncing around in no time.


So starts the 2014 Lambing Season!

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your first lamb this season. Hoping the little guy will grow healthy and strong.

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  2. Oh I am going to love seeing the faces of all your little ones. So beautiful Good luck. HUG B

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  3. Oh he is so cute! I hope he gets along well after his rough start in life. You are taking great care of him!

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  4. Oh, this is cold weather in which to be born!! But exciting none the less. I like the sweater idea though. :)

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  5. Poor little thing!!! But he is a cutie. Hope everything goes well.

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  6. Cute. I do love lambs. Hope he gets a chance to get warm and stays strong. That is a rough way to come into the world.

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  7. Oh my what a precious face! I do hope he makes it! Good luck!

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  8. That's so sweet that you made him a little sweater! What a cutie!

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  9. Awww, he is so sweet! I'm cheering for him.

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  10. What are you going to call him ...Houdini!!

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  11. Ack! Too cute!!! I didn't realize they were SO red when they were born. Cute, cute, cute.

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  12. Oh, good luck! If cuteness was the solution, he would be just fine!

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