Saturday, February 23, 2013

Lamb love

I had a feeling Miss Leelah Belle would have a lamb or 2 today. I remember that her and Zarah were bred the same day.

I had to go to town to get some more hay and when I got back, I counted the sheep, like I always do when I come home, and only saw 7. And Leelah was not one of them. Then I saw her in the middle stall with a little cutie in front of her! And it's a GIRL! Outback farm #6. It's a B year so need some cute B names. I am wanting to keep 2 ewe lambs and I have decided to name one of them Beatrix Belle. But I won't know which one til I see them all. #6 is mostly a hair breed. Leelah is half Katahdin and half Dorper. And she was bred to Alfie, who was Fiona's ram lamb. Fiona is the same as Leelah. Alfie's sire was Earl, who was Hampshire, Suffolk and Finn. So she's got a lot of sheep breeds in her. She's pretty big too. But only a single. Again. I was so hoping they would all have at least twins this time.

I am worn out. Having to go back to the goat barn, through all the slippery mud, hauling water and feed and hay to the new momma. Then up front to the sheep barn doing the same for a new sheep momma. Then loaded and unloaded 32 bales of hay and got them all put away. I am kind of tired.

SO here we go with lambs now! I can't wait to see more of them. Gracie and Fiona and Darla are next. So get ready for some lamb love!


Tombstone Livestock said...

Congrats again, glad it was a ewe, now on to the rest of the lambing and more ewe lambs. I'm in a "D" year this year, my "B's" were, Belinda, Bianca, Blossom, Bitsy, Bunny, Brandy and Blain (was supposed to be Blair but registrar could not read my writing). Good luck and rest up from all that hay moving.

Kris said...

I like Blossom. I think I had that on my list too. I might only keep 2 ewe lambs to make it 10. I just don't want too many sheep where I don't know them all. And I am always counting them, so don't want to have to count too high!