Lambing is Done! May 18 2014
Lambing started May 1st with a double-header - one lamb in the morning and the next in the afternoon. To top it all off, I had a board meeting to attend that evening. It was a busy day. Two-and-a-half weeks later, and we were done with lambing. Yay!
This was Chloe's first lambing, and she did a great job. She had her little white ram lamb, Eddie, up and nursing in 20 minutes.
This handsome little guy is Ewan, out of Panda and Cameron. He is such a friendly little guy, and his pattern is so much fun! We expect he'll go gray, but he carries brown through his mother.
This was Claire's first lambing, too, and she didn't have as easy a time as her sister, Chloe. I had no inkling she was carrying twins, but sadly one of the twins didn't make it. The surviving twin, Elsa (Frozen the movie, anyone? our toddler named this one), is a gorgeous brown katmoget ewe lamb.
Gwen saved the best for last this lambing season. She has always twinned before, but this year she had a single ewe lamb, Eun (Gaelic for 'little bird'; pron. "En"). We've been waiting for a ewe lamb out of Gwen and McIntosh, and Eun did not disappoint. Her fleece is a soft, luminous white.
Nothing like a late-Spring snowfall. The lambs enjoyed it!