That’s the new name of our newest illegitimate… err… lamb. She was born on December 30, 2008 to Mud Ranch’s Lily and a lucky papa, my best guess would be Mud Ranch’s Packard, and that’s okay because he’s handsome. Though this little gal’s name is kinda fancy, it was the only thing I could come up with as a “New Year’s” name. We’ll call her Bubbles for short.
She’s a lilac in color with very dainty, though very “bubbly” markings. I think she’s pretty sweet looking.
Lily is pretty proud of her too… Oh, and this is the Lily that was named Easter Lily because she was born on Easter Sunday. Funny all the holiday sheep around here.
So far, so good with this little lamb and though she is illegitimate, she is a joy to have in the pasture. When life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade right?
Here’s an updated picture of Holly too. I figured you’d want to see her and Nova but we’ll talk about him in a second. The day that Bubbles was born, which was at about 1:00pm out in the pasture right before my eyes while I did dishes (I’m not a worrisome G-Ma), I was waiting on three families to show up each having 4 children. Yeah, that’s right 12 kids all at once and then my other friend who also had 4 kids showed up on accident at the same time, so my numbers jumped to 16! They all wanted to see the new lambs. Cordelia and Nova were still locked in a stall, I wasn’t comfy with letting him out yet so I had Nell and Holly be the guinea pigs and come meet the crowd. I got Nell into the aisle of the barn and closed the doors. While I held Holly, Nell ran around and sniffed everybody while Holly got lots of love and kisses. She seemed to eat it up! I thought it was pretty funny how relaxed she sat in my arms just looking around at all the faces. I hope she stays this way.
Nova, however, was in the guarded stall with eyes peering over the walls watching him. One little girl requested that she go in the stall to see him and of course was not allowed. Being that Cordelia is an overprotective mom, I didn’t think it was a good idea.
He is a very pretty lamb and I love his markings. Nova does have a “hitch in his get-along” though, so I am thinking he will be freezer meat by the time it’s all said and done. I don’t know why he has a bum leg, (I believe it’s the left rear) but he did have it from birth and I thought maybe it was like that due to how he was “packaged” in the womb. But, it hasn’t gone away so I’m thinking its permanent. So, I will enjoy watching him for now and possibly keep his pelt when we’re all said and done. It’s so splashy! Just keeping it real here at Mud Ranch. 😉