20 Strong and Growing
We’ve had lambs every day (except the 3rd) since January 31st. I counted it up and we’re currently at 20 (to my knowledge — I’m not exactly sure what’s going on in the barn right this second.) So far, all born have been by our ram Kenleigh’s Raider and are at 10 and 10. That’s right — same amount in both rams and ewe straight across. Now how many times does that happen in a flock?
So far all the mama’s have been really good with their babies too. I’m always interested in watching who does what. You have the ewes that tell their lambs where to be and you’ll see that lamb do exactly as it’s told. You’ll see a ewe leave her lambs with another ewe and not come back until the lamb needs to eat. You also have the ewes that are crazy cautious, to the point of standing up all the time until they can’t hold their eyes open any longer.
Then there are those like Violet — will almost take anything from the lambs. Even to the point of providing a live jungle gym. Of course, this is her own lamb so she’s extra tolerant but I sure don’t let Annie do that to me!
And, Violet is really good about sharing her boys with me too. I get to hold them and so does Annie which really makes her day. Violet, after all, has to come for some scratchies too!
And the newest in the barn today? Winifred’s… You guessed it, a ram and a ewe.
— Having bounds of fun here at Mud Ranch