2011 Lambs are Arriving!
Our first set of twins were born this past Saturday the 26th of February. Hillside C.R. Boudicca delivered during the day by herself — I had friends visiting from out of town and as I fed in the morning Boudicca (Annie pronounces it Beautica) was louder than usual as if she was yelling at me. I was in a bit of a hurry to get moving so threw them some hay and headed out to the snow for some sledding. We came back home and I had a message that some lambs were born. We found them all cleaned and dried and Boudicca did a nice job.
The little ewe lamb had a very obvious break on her right hind leg so we pulled the new family in to the barn and she got a splint and a duct tape wrap. Thankfully being so young she has a very good chance of pulling out with a healthy leg in a matter of a couple weeks but we’re a bit upset as to why she had a broken leg in the first place. My thoughts were on one of my horses, a very nosey gelding to be specific. We don’t know for sure but have moved the horses to a different pasture for the safety of the next lambs born to the flock.
Annie of course is having the time of her life like every spring — picking up the lambs and posing with them is always a highlight. She is hounding me all day about seeing the lambs and holding them. I’ve got to explain, in the mean time, about how lambs need naps.
Both lambs are two horned, the first two photos were of the ewe lamb and the above and below are of the ram lamb. Both exhibit nice consistent fleeces and pretty color patterns.
Many more girls are ready to deliver any day now and we’re expecting pretty results again from Mister Raider and his girls. Stay posted at www.facebook.com/mudranch!