April 25, 2011

Lambs, Lambs, Lambs!

Dear Friends,

Three more ewes to go and then we will be finished lambing for the year.  I apologize for being so slow with photos this spring, but life is always busy and there never seem to be enough hours in the day.  The 5 bred ewes that I bought from Judy Colvin of Bitterroot Ranch in Montana in mid December lambed ahead of my own flock.

I was not as well prepared as I thought and certainly did not expect to have two sets of triplets and 3 sets of twins in a five day period ... it was a heck of a start to the season.    The pictures below were taken around March 18th - you should see how big this group of lambs are now!  I will try and get some snapshots later on today if the rain holds off. 

Such curiosity!
 Mike has turned one of his sows and her piglets in with these ewes and lambs - everyone seems to be getting along just fine and it is such a hoot to watch piglets and lambs interacting with each other and with Felix - the sheep cat!