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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eight Ladies Waiting ~ Countdown Begins !

 The first lambs of 2016 were born yesterday.
 Twins ! Bide-a-wee Buttercup gave birth to twin lambs, a boy (ram) and a girl (ewe). Buttercup is 11 years old. The lambs' sire is Cedar Pond's Goth, also 11 years old.
 Have I mentioned before how much I love this time of the year ? Lambing time ?
Now there are only eight ladies waiting and just look at this bunch of plump ladies. I suspect there is at least one more set of twins to be born any day now. Sassafras is also 11 years old ,she is the ewe in the foreground and spent breeding season with Buttercup and Goth. Sassafras may very well be the next ewe to have lambs Oh I am sooooooooo excited !

17 comments:

Karen said...

That is exciting. I remember seeing calves born, but Papa never had sheep. I was amazed to see the calf wobble and then frolic after such a short time.

Deb said...

They are so sweet. Best of luck to them all. Deb

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

A silly smile is plastered on my face looking at the little newbies and the expectant Mom's. I feel your joy and excitement loud and clear.

Enjoy ~ FlowerLady

Theresa said...

OH how cute:) I think there is nothing sweeter than a new-born:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Pondside said...

How beautiful they are! You must be very busy right now!

Mountain Mama said...

I love little lambs! What an exciting time for you - I hope all the ladies have a relatively easy time of it....and healthy little babies!

Nib's End said...

Your enthusiasm is catching!

happywonderer.com said...

Whoa! That's a lot of excitement for sure! Glad you enjoy it...

Connie said...

Oh my! They are so adorable. How exciting!

Henny Penny said...

How adorable!! What a wonderful place you have!

LesleyAnn said...

Those little lambs are the sweetest, cutest little babies I've ever seen. I wish I lived close enough to rush over and give them some cuddling! Can't wait to see them all.

Rian said...

"Eight ladies waiting?" Really? Eight more about to give birth? Wow! That sure increases the herd exponentially! Especially if they all have twins or triplets (which probably won't happen - but could?) Can't wait to see more pics!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my goodness - aren't they just the cutest things! Congratulations! xx Karen

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Oh, my, I didn't know lamb season had begun. It's raining so much lately here that I haven't been wandering in the countryside a lot. But I love when I can see the first lambs. Your twin lambs are adorable with all their spots.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Congratulations on twins, babies are always so cute!

Linda Sue McKinney said...

beautiful new life! I agree - I loved when the baby goats were being born -how many sheep will you take with you to new home>

Deborah Montgomery said...

Yes, what a wonderful time! Congratulations on the twins, so sweet.