Tuesday, April 08, 2008

So, you thought the baby goat was cute?

How about our first lamb? We were thinking that April 10th would be the target date for lambing, and this little guy was born yesterday, the 7th, sometime between my leaving for work, and my coming home.

I came home, changed and went out to do the animal chores, and saw this! A little wriggling lamb tail from underneath mom Florence as he nursed! Mom and baby are doing great.

He looks SO much like her, his markings on his face, the dark color underneath, all just like mom. Florence is pretty dark, hard to tell, but when you part her wool, it really is mostly a dark, rich gray to charcoal. CVM sheep darken from birth to age 1, so this little guy could darken up a lot.

"Oooh, look, is that a playmate! No, just shadow."

I'm really hoping that the other 4 ewes lamb just as easily, and that the lambs are healthy, strong, and that moms are natural at being moms. It makes me feel pretty good about this whole birth thing, you know?

So, what will the rest of the week have in store for us?


At 10:26 AM, Blogger knottygnome said...

awwww, so cute!

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Aww. And does he like it when you hold him? Or struggle to get away?

I hope the others move into motherhood that easily!

At 3:32 PM, Blogger aija said...

oh, so cute!! hope the rest come as easy for your expanding sheep families! :)

At 4:45 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

What a cutie! I love baby ungulates spindly little legs!

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Batty said...

Awww, congratulations! First fluffy baby sheep... so adorable.

At 10:26 AM, Blogger Magatha said...

Look at those ears! Yeah, you're right, the cuteness factor just went up 10 notches.

Somebody's got a tummy! I'm not saying who, but it sure looks great!

At 10:59 AM, Blogger Karen said...

LAMB!!! SO cute!

You look adorable as well. :)

At 2:26 PM, Blogger lisamarie said...

How adorable!!! What's it's name?
Kelly's shower was today and she loved the hat and booties you made for her baby.

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

He is soooo cute. They are just so adorable at this stage aren't they?


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