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

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Spotted Lambs! ( Jacob Sheep )

~This little guy was born yesterday . Isn't he cute? He looks like a little bandit.~
~Here he is with his mother, Bide-A-Wee Buttercup.
~This is what was going on in the sheep shelter this morning, another lamb!" Jacob ewes will generally deliver lambs unassisted - and in secret if they have their way..." JACOB SHEEP IN AMERICA by Ingrid Painter
~Cedar Pond's Leah, with 4 horns, is her mother.~
~After lambing and cleaning, it is time for a bit of warm milk!~
~I get so excited about lambs. With Jacob Sheep you never know what the spot design will be, or how many horns the little lamb will have. Jacob sheep have from 2 to 6 horns, males AND females. ~" The Jacob is a dainty breed, having skinny legs, small frames, tiny ears and very small, rock hard hooves that are black or black and white striped. Possibly the largest and most outstanding feature on a Jacob ram are his horns. There can be any number but an even spread is by far the prettiest and most esthetically pleasing.The horns can be black, or black and white striped and are fairly smooth. " JACOB SHEEP IN AMERICA by Ingrid Painter Blessings : healthy lambs

17 comments:

Thankful Paul said...

Do you believe in miracles?

Mildred said...

How very sweet to see the little ones. Thank you for sharing part of your world with us. Have a good day.

Candy Duell said...

I love the babies! The more I read about sheep, the more I would love to get some.
Thank you for sharing!

KathyB. said...

Thankful Paul, I was completely gobsmacked by your blog, and yes, I DO believe in miracles....

Mildred, aren't lambs truly among some of the cutest baby animals He created ?

Candy,you NEED sheep. If you raise sheep, use their wool for spinning, then you weave your handspun yarn and voila! a life time of heart singing works of love!Oh, the true joys my sheep and what they produce have blessed me with! Even their manure fertilizes our gardens and increases our productivity...

LindaSueBuhl said...

awwww just makes me all cozy inside - this whole birthing thing really excites me. Mine are done now (I think!) and now I get to enjoy your beautiful spotted babies. I love your evangelical reply about keeping sheep - that is how I got into the goat thing (friend who says goats are her addiction!)

Daisy said...

Aww....how wonderful to see the newborns! So sweet. I love the mask on the little bandit. Makes me smile.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

AAAdorable! Watching your new life makes me want to begin lambing again.

kenleighacres said...

Your lambs are adorable! I love seeing everybody's lambs :)

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

The new lambs are beautiful! I love their markings and those horns on the adults are wild but very beautiful too.

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

I think this is the most exciting time of the year for a breeder, when the babies come. They are adorable and Jacobs are so strong for newborn animals. Mine will start in a week or less now and I can't wait. Keep us posted on any new arrivals please...

patchworkfibers said...

Cute lambs! And an especially moving look at your family.

patchworkfibers said...

Congrats on the new lambs! And thank you for an especially moving look at your family.

A. Joy said...

You need to name him Zorro.

noble pig said...

Another precious baby! So, so beautiful! Wow, makes me smile.

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The little sheep is so cute. He looks like a stuffed animal! Don't you just want to pick him up and hold him? Blessings,Kathleen

KathyB. said...

Thank-you all, I think I have only 3 ewes left to lamb, but then again, I had some big yearling ewes this year and they may lamb later on in the spring. Kathleen, they do look and feel like stuffed animals, and with their little ears, tiny perfect feet and button noses....so cute!

A.Joy, Zorro or The Lane Ranger?

A. Joy said...

Maybe just Alejandro. But only if you say it right. =)