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Monday, March 5, 2012

TeaTime Tuesday Postponed for Lambs!

I just took this picture, you can tell the lamb is only hours old, not quite 2 hours to be more specific.You can see the wet umbilical cord on the baby and Buttercup, her mama has not yet finished expelling the afterbirth.
I rewarded Buttercup with fresh alfalfa hay sprinkled with calf-manna and while she ate the little lamb explored.This is a big lamb too. I have 3 other little lambs, but she is already bigger than them. I am so excited Buttercup had a ewe lamb ( girl). This means I will keep her, now I need to give her a good name.
It is hard work being born, time for baby to rest. Have you ever thought of what a miracle it is newborn lambs can stand within the first hours after birth? They can find their mother's udder to nurse, they can follow sounds with their ears, and sights with their eyes. When their mamas walk the lambs follow. No one taught them this, they are born knowing! ~"And God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind,and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good." Genesis 1:29

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ohhh how wonderful..a new lamb and a ewe to boot. Congrats to Cedar Pond! Loved your blog today!

Pondside said...

What a night you've had! Congratulations to Buttercup and to you, on Cedar Pond. New life is a miracle.

c. Joy said...

Who had time for tea? This is wonderful - thanks for making my morning so much brighter. Congrats to all on Cedar Pond.

Timi said...

This little lamb is so lovely!!!
I am sure your grandchildren will like the lamb very much :o)!
How lucky they are!

Kim said...

What a cute girl. Congrats!

Veronica said...

How sweet and precious! congratulations!

goatpod2 said...

Congrats on the lamb! I'm kinda glad I don't have to deal with kidding season this year, we used to do lambing season as well.

Amy

Vickie said...

It never gets old, does it, Kathy? Each birth is still a special miracle!

Congrats on your new little one. Glad it's a ewe. Whatcha gonna name her? Have you any thoughts on that yet?

Go have a cup of tea and ponder...

Jo said...

Is there anything more beautiful than a baby lamb? Goodness!

Spring is truly here, isn't it? Congratulations to Buttercup.

You have a wonderful life. :-)

I still have my little black and white sheep on my desk, right next to my computer, and I look at them every day and think of you.

Southern Comfort said...

That is a beautiful sign of Spring. There is only 1 pasture any where near us that have lambs. I got to see them yesterday and it made me glad. There were lots of baby calves this morning to see while I walked. I was very blessed.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Kathy, congratulations! How exciting; she is beautiful. I can't wait to learn her name. And yes, it is amazing what newborn animals can do, especially compared to us.

Have a wonderful week,

Kathy M.

Daisy said...

Aw, she's so adorable. I loved seeing this new little one, Kathy. :)

LindaSueBuhl said...

what I miss SO much about having my goats - baby time - real beauty you have there and way better than tea!

Dolores said...

Such a sweet little lamb.

I often wonder how anyone could look at nature and birth and not believe in God. A beautiful miracle HE gave us.
Hugs,

PeregrineBlue said...

i always feel a twinge of envy when i see photos of your animals. i have none here, not even close actually. not even a dog and i yearn for one so much, especially after falling in love with uggie in the movie "the artist". animals and the smell of a barn and newborns are just so endearing and yes, remind us of the miracle of life.

Paula said...

*SQUEEEAL*

Lady Jane said...

So precious. I am glad you get to keep her Kathi.

Sara said...

What a sweet little spotted and speckled lamb! I love the name you've given her. Yes, it is amazing and wonderful how these newborn creatures are equipped to do just what is needed as soon as they are born.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I always love checking in here to see the latest new arrival. Just sweet!

A. Joy said...

I like the new background for your blog! The kids are excited about the lambs. Can't wait to get some spring photos with them and the lambs!