New Lambs — Dot & Doris

So the first thing I should probably post is our current stats as of this minute — 19 rams, 12 ewes = 31 lambs thus far.  A few more girls look like they’ll be lambing but most of Raider’s are done (still waiting on Lily), Paisley just had a nice little four horned ram lamb today so his name is Patrick.  Then Prescott’s girls should be finishing up, though they just started the other day with Edna having a ram and a ewe, both black and white; and Demure having twin ewes, one a lilac and one black and white.

The Excitement of a Hole

And in this sea of black and white (which is really very pretty!) there is one lone lilac ewe lamb and of course, is the most difficult to photograph.  Dot is the lilac (she has a spot on the back of her head) and her sister Doris is the black and white, who has actually posed for me already.

Dot & Doris & Demure

Dot seems to always be too busy to be bothered with the camera, and she’s very much a mama’s girl.  Doris seems to have a bit of rebel in her so she’ll pause to actually look at me.

Heads Down

Too little time in the day, too many holes in the pasture.


Too many beds to be tried…

Blue Eyes

Too many relatives in the way.  Notice the bright blue eyes — all three girls have them.  I’m super excited about that.

Off Again

And then off again… Can hardly catch them before they leave.  See, not all photos at Mud Ranch are created equal, and in many many shots there may but just one good one.  In Dot’s case, there really aren’t any… Oh, but we’ll keep her anyway.


About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on March 17, 2011, in Jacob Sheep and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Demure resembles my Poppy and Dot looks a lot like my little Beauty. LOVE the blue eyes! Dot may not want her photo taken, but we can certainly tell that she is ADORABLE anyway. And, if I know you. . . you will find a way to get a perfect shot of her yet. You are an amazing photographer!

  2. Love the blue eyes and little Dot is just adorable.

  3. Oh, they are just so darn cute. Makes me want one.

  4. Beautiful Jacob sheep. We are considering raising a flock of our own and came across your site. You take amazing photos!

    Read your about page. Very cute! Love that you want to homeschool. It’s worth, it believe me. I have a son graduating from high school next year and have homeschooled him all the way through.

  5. Did the ewe have triplets? Please update. 🙂

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