"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Friday, January 30, 2009

Spotted Lambs! O.K., Spotted Lamb....

~I was outside in my jammies around 2:00a.m. setting up my new mama and baby in their temporary pen. Fresh alfalfa, fresh water, clean bedding. Then I dipped the umbilical area of the new baby girl lamb ( ewe) with iodine and left her with her mom, Bide-a-Wee's Chicory.~
~Below is her brother, born late last spring, Cedar Pond's Vandal. He is a big boy, and he is only 9 months old. He is Goth's little brother, they have the same dad.~
~Here ( below ) is Goth, he is the father of this new little lamb.~
~"Keep the ewe and her lamb in a pen together until you have ear marked and docked the tail of the lamb. Three days is a good rule." Ingrid Painter JACOB SHEEP IN AMERICA Blessings: lambs, health enough to care for my sheep

12 comments:

Shellmo said...

THat first photo made me fall in love w/ that lamb! Aww....!

Mildred said...

What a precious face; so very sweet and she looks very curious!
Thank you Kathy for your thoughts and prayers and the fun card this morning. The cat reminded me so much of Ditto!
I hope you are continuing to improve. I remember you and your family in prayer and I hope you have a nice weekend.

Amy said...

Too sweet!

Daisy said...

How SWEET!

So, as proud Poppa, was Goth there helping out with the LaMaze breathing during the birth, and is he running around passing out cigars to all the other rams this morning? ha ha!

Congratulations on your new spotted lamb, Kathy. What a precious gift. :)

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

Oh, Kathy, that lamb is precious. You know, if I keep coming here (and I am not going to stop), I may get hooked into sheep for wool too. I will then need to figure out how to sleep 2 hours a day and survive. :) I never realized how long a ram's horns do get. I am learning!

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

What a beautiful lamb, she is just precious!

noble pig said...

Oh that baby is just adorable...congratulations on your new spotty.

LindaSueBuhl said...

a great big AWWWWWW from Texas to you - beautiful new baby and thrilled that you are well enough to go out and tend to your next generation of spotted wool makers.

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

She is so cute Kathy. The first of many beauties to come. I'm so glad you felt good enough to get out there and enjoy her and her Mama.

KathyB. said...

Shellmo, the first lamb of the new year is always special, and this one looks to be a keeper too.

Mildred, thank-you. Hope you, John, and your furry family are doing well this weekend too!

Amy and Daisy, she is sweet, and no Daisy, Goth was not passing out cigars, but he wouldn't mind the extra alfalfa they are getting...

Mary, there are dairy sheep.....

Shiloh Prairie, thank-you!

Noble Pig, I like that term " Spotty" and just might use it!

Linda Sue, I like your term too, " wool makers " and might use it. And yes,Shadow Mountain Jacobs I am feeling much better , but as my meds wear off I realize they are the reason I am feeling so well, so I need to remind myself to take it easy.

kenleighacres said...

Your lamb is precious and her fleece looks lovely! How many ewes do you have bred this year?

Tazewell County, VA said...

Prayers for safe delivery of lambs this year; what a great beginning!
Sandra @ Thistle Cove Farm