Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sassy Has The First Lamb of the Year

Cedar Pond's Sassafras ( Sassy) had the first lamb of 2012.
He is tiny, but very healthy.
She seems pleased with him, don't you think ?

Twin Lambs For Naomi !

Cedar Pond's Naomi was the 2nd ewe to lamb here on Cedar Pond. She is getting old, her teeth are getting scarce, but she is still healthy and one of my favorite ewes.
Naomi had twins this year, a ram and a ewe.They are oh so tiny, but very soon after birth they were on their feet and nursing. That is one of the things I love about Jacob sheep, they usually give birth easily and their lambs are up and ready to go in short time. And the lambs are soooooooooooo cute!
The ewe ( girl ) lamb is the smaller and darker lamb. I know I am keeping her, simply because she is probably one of the last ewe lambs I will get from Naomi, and Naomi came from another of my favorite sheep, Ruth. Not a practical reason to keep sheep, way too sentimental, but there you have it, I love some of these sheep more than others.These lambs are Ruth's grandchildren.

The sire of these lambs is Cedar Pond's Goth. I think both of these lambs have 4 horns. I hope the ewe's horns are nicely placed, we'll see.

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Lambs Make My Heart Happy !

Naomi is an old ewe, but her age has not prevented her from delivering a healthy pair of lambs, a ewe lamb & a ram lamb!
Here is Naomi with her lambs, this is the spot against the sheep shed where the sheep sun themselves as they nap.
Naomi's little ewe lamb. I think I will be keeping her.
Bide-a-wee's Buttercup is also sunning herself with her new little ewe lamb. I will be keeping this lamb also...I have set myself a limit of keeping only 2 ewe lambs this year, while I will sell all ram lambs and a few of my ewes along with their lambs later this spring.I am reducing my over-all flock number this coming year for practical reasons.
Buttercup with her lamb and Naomi's ram lamb (center front).
Naomi & her little ewe ( girl ) lamb.
My lambs are so cute they make my heart sing with happiness !