Luckily we have had a great lambing season. Tim had his first opportunity to assist in lambing, I had a run in with our ram, but all in all it has been good. The entire flock is out and about on grass for the first week. Our eldest lamb, Friday, is just about weaned, but still enjoys an occasional suckle form his Mum, Hermoine. Friday seems to be getting the shove from Mum Izzy, as when he tries to suckle he is pushed away most of the time. Our youngest boy, Dick, is still faithfully going up to Mum Ewenice for a drink. Ewenice is such an attentive Mum, as she always lets him.
We have an abundance of wool that will be processed over the summer. It is amazing how much wool comes off of one animal. What is even more amazing is that the wool grows so fast. In only a couple of months the adults have visible wool growth.
The one down side of lambing is that we can’t keep them all. Friday is already sold and will be going to his new home in the next couple of weeks. Wednesday has a new home as well. Dick is the odd man out so to speak. Really we don’t want to keep him except for breeding, but we don’t have enough room for two rams. We may sell him on as well. Dick is a unique little guy. His shetland/babydoll southdown/horned dorset breeding brings some very interesting genetics into a flock.
Here are pictures of our lambs.