Saturday, January 17, 2015

First Lamb of 2015

It started with Mike coming in the house and stating that Eleanor just passed her afterbirth but he couldn't find any lambs!


Eleanor is Delaney's ewe-Delaney made it out to the barn before I was even able to get my boots on.
By the time I walked out there, she had already found a lamb curled up behind some boards. Somewhere, he was not supposed to be.

He was fine, his first time mom, was not! She was quite upset about not knowing where her lamb had gone.

We put them in a different pen, one he cannot get out of. Eleanor has settled down, he is nursing and all is well!

We only have three ewes that are due this month, the rest are not due until April. It has been really cold, so we have been very watchful with these ewes, hoping to catch when they lamb. We are grateful, that this lamb was born during warmer weather. Hopefully, the other two will follow suit!

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  1. Beautiful baby, Sandra! I hope the rest of your lambs come during warmer weather. It's always worrisome when it's so cold. I hope it's warm in February when our first goat kids come as well. Thanks for the pictures. They're always worth a thousand words!


    1. Thankfully, we had a warm up! I like April lambing much better :)

  2. Oh you are just killing me with cuteness here! Glad it is you dealing with this and not me. My goat's won't kid until May and I already am worrying about it. So glad the lamb was just hiding.

  3. That is just the cutest. Glad they are okay too.

  4. Such an adorable face! Thanks for giving me my first smile of the day! :D

  5. Oh, my gosh! Look at that adorable little face. I imagine there's a push and pull to lambing season. Worry about the safe arrival of the new lambs for both babes and moms and pleasure at bringing these beautiful creatures into the world.

    1. Thankfully, we have a couple of months before we get into the busier lambing time.
      Our biggest challenge is the weather!


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