Lambs are here — and we have a naming theme!
Yesterday morning was greeted by two sets of healthy twins — the first set were out of April and sired by Wrangler. The second, was out of Edna and sired by Lancelot. Three ewe lambs, one ram lamb — three black and whites, one lilac! I think this means we’re off to a good start.
I also decided to go with a naming theme this year — most of the time I’ve stuck with old fashioned names but am running out of inspiration and names seem to be getting boring to me (never thought I’d see the day where this is a problem!). When I told my Hubby what my theme was he said, “What!?” I knew he’d think I had really lost it, but that’s okay. It is inspired by a poster I once saw in the bathroom of a nursery (the garden type, not the kid type) — Shakespeare’s Garden. Yep, names of plants (an inspiration from the plants) he has mentioned in all of his works. Surprisingly, this is a pretty long list!
So April’s twins are Fleur, the ewe lamb on the left; and Aster, the ram lamb on the right.
Edna’s little ewe lambs are so cute – I love both of them, but especially little Columbine, she’s the black and white on the right. Chamomile is a pretty flashy little lilac ewe lamb and each of them have beautiful fleeces.
April takes motherhood pretty seriously, so we don’t pick up her lambs much. She certainly wouldn’t mind putting you in your place with a quick shove — Edna, however, doesn’t mind sharing so we pick up her lambs a lot.
Columbine is Annie’s favorite too — it must be the pink nose.
Lots of the other girls look like they could lamb any moment now so we’re keeping a close watch. I have a feeling we’ll get a lot of lambs in a small amount of time.
Off to go check the flock again!