Monday, May 3, 2010

Ewe Talk'in To Me?

This little #37 twin ewe lamb is not sure that she likes what she sees!   Hmmmm ..... looks like a little caution is in order.
One of the Dorset ewes #105, had this ram lamb.  Notice the swirl/bump on his head?  That's the beginning of a set of horns. You can usually tell at birth if a lamb is going to grow a set of horns.
And finally, here is a picture of one of our 1st timers cleaning off her lamb born on Sunday.  This lamb is up and nursing at about an hour & a half after being born.  She did a pretty good job of mothering up her lamb.  Sometimes with a first lamb, the ewes aren't quite sure what to make of the whole process ..... they'll keep licking and circling the lamb as it tries to get in and nurse.  We find it best to leave them alone for an hour or so and see what happens.  Most times it works out!   Notice the blur of the tail?  Lambs wiggle their tails when they are getting milk! 
 We've also had 3 sets of twins since we saw #330 & her twins in the last post .... the weather has been in the high 70's/low 80's and rainy the last 2 days here at Wild Rose Farm.  
Too busy to sort fleeces for the upcoming  Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Fest ,  but we'll get on that this weekend!  We shipped some Rambouillet combed top to San Francisco last week, so we're waiting to hear how that turns out.  Marie found us on  Local Harvest ..... check it out!

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