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?