Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Just Like Clockwork

Mother Nature doesn't deviate from the norm too often.  Lambing season began Sunday night at chore time with a pair of twins from Merry, a first time Cotswold mom.  She was a few hours shy of 148 days.  The lambs were perky and she was very engaged with them so we were off to a good start.

As it stands right now we've had 7 ewes lamb giving us 1 single, 4 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets. The triplets and 1 set of twins came this morning between 12:30 AM and 3 AM.  That part wasn't too much fun and just to make it more trying the temperature in the barn hovered around 20 degrees.  Better than the STUPID 10 DEGREES outside.  Hard to get born and face a drop of 80 degrees from what you're used to.  Lots of towels and a brief trip to the house for 1 lamb to get warmed up and we're pretty much on track at the moment.

One of Luellen's boys.

His brother, from between mom's front legs.

One of Kelsey's girls.

Sweetie's triplets.

Some family R and R.

Honestly, he's cute.  This makes him look like a demon lamb from the Exorcist or something :-(

One of Fiesta's triplets, resting up.

Having a turn at the buffet table.

"Mmm, that was good!"

Lambey cuteness.

Luellen's second boy, learning that he can make lots of noise!

"Didja hear me?  I was yelling!!"

Tahiti and her boys.

Some of the girls waiting their turn.

Let's hope they like daylight instead of the wee hours.


  1. Looks like things are off to a good start with the lambs...awesome!!!!

  2. They are so stinkin' cute!! Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to share these nuggets of happiness with us.

  3. ohhhhh they are sooooo cute! I'm lamb smitten

  4. Can't wait for this weather to change...especially for the new lambies. What a winter. They sure are sweet.

  5. Awww! An overdose of cuteness! They look so sweet - hope all continues to go well :-)

  6. Your making it hard to resist getting some sheep right now. lol. I didn't realize that their udders got that big. Impressive!

  7. So cute, wish there was a way to put one in a box and mail it to CA.

  8. OMW that was a heartwarming post to read. I love the last photo with the waiting moms.