Oodles of Lambs! May 24 2015
Warning: the following article contains insane amounts of cuteness. View at your own risk.
We anxiously awaited the arrival of lambs this spring, schedule for the end of April, because we were using two new rams this year. Our new Navajo Churro ram is what's called a black and tan: he is solid black on most of his body, with a light tan belly and markings on his face. Our new Shetland ram is solid black.
We started the lambing season off with a bang when Claire, our moorit Shetland ewe, had two gorgeous black ewe lambs. Over the span of one week, the Reeder's half of Dyers Wool was done with lambing: three black ewes, one gray ewe, and two gray ram lambs. The Dyer's half of Dyers Wool didn't even start lambing until almost a week later, with the delivery of three lambs in one day: one white Shetland ram, one black Shetland ram, and one gorgeous black Churro ewe. A week later, the last ewe, a brown Churro, had healthy twin dark brown ewe lambs. What a great crop of lambs this year! Photo time!
Claire and her twin Shetland ewe lambs, Fiona and Frankie (top). Fiona relaxing with a full belly (bottom left). Claire gifted us with twin gray Shetland lambs, Fergus the ram and Fergie the ewe (bottom right).
Caelee gave us the only white Shetland lamb this year, a cute little ram (left). Bonnie, our moorit Shetland ewe, had a gorgeous black ram lamb (top right). Fergie and Fergus enjoying some pasture time (bottom right).
Our gorgeous black Churro ewe lamb, Flora.
Our two dark brown Churro ewe lambs, Fata and Fala, are so dark in color, you can't tell they're not black except in the brightest sunlight.
Every evening, the lambs go wild and we get to enjoy crazy lamb races!
Thanks for reading and enjoy the season!