Friday, April 23, 2010

giddy up!

this is just all sorts of wrong...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Freyja's lambs

Third time was a charm for Freyja...she finally got the mothering thing right! She had two very large ewe lambs. One will be dark grey (she has sugar lips!) and the other I am not sure! Perhaps gray mouflan or a brown gray? I have never had this color lamb yet. She was stuck and had to be pulled to life but was kicking and screaming as soon as she hit the ground. Fine, healthy lambs Freyja!

Here they are actually nursing! Finally Freyja!

Friday, April 16, 2010

trying to nurse!

Let the lambing begin...

I was not planning on lambs this year, but my ram Saga had other plans. Sukki was the first to go and produced lovely male/female twins. One moorit and one piebald. Of course it was the coldest day we've had in weeks and they were pretty cold. They got some extra TLC and plenty of colostrum before I let them fend for themselves.

My neighbor, Val, was on hand with hot towels from the dryer (her idea thanks Val!) and she also finally captured me in action. After three years of lambing alone, it was nice to have some company! Someone finally witnessed my adeptness at milking colostrum one handed while wrangling a yearling new mother!