Thursday, March 19, 2009

Look What We Have At Our House NOW

My day started out a little rough. I was making coffee and trying to get my eyes opened when I happened to glance out the kitchen window to find a pretty white ball of fluff. I knew immediately that we had a new lamb. We weren't really expecting any more lambs, but we also knew one ewe never did deliver. I just thought she wasn't pregnant, but apparently I was wrong. When Jacob went out to feed the animals this morning, he found another baby left in the barn area. The ewe delivered twins. As sheep farmers, we are suppose to be excited when we see twins. I am not thrilled. The momma decided to reject one of the babies and guess what that means for me???? I will be the momma. We are watching and waiting to see if momma ewe will do her job and take care of her baby. If I don't see some love soon from the momma, I will go get the little dear and bring her into the house. On the positive side, at least it isn't cold outside!!! On another really positive note, both twins are girls so I won't have to bond with one of the little boy money sheep!

grace and peace,
julie

4 comments:

Andrea Cherie said...

Twins! Congrats!

TX Doodler said...

They are gorgeous! More house lambs to come? Looks like you've got a full boat. I pray that the Momma Ewe takes to both her babies. Otherwise, its poor you. :( Hooray for girls!!

closer2667 said...

they are so cute!!! do you ever make cheese from their milk?

TnFullQuiver said...

Andrea Cherie and TxDooldler,
Yes we are thankful for twins and GIRLS! They are cute, but having one in the house makes them a bit more work than I would care for at this time of the year. After all, it is garden time here in our area!


Kay,
They are cute...I have to give them that. We have never even thought to use our sheep milk for anything. They don't produce a lot of milk as it is and the milk replacer is expensive. After just a few short weeks, the momma sheep are already starting to dry up so I don't think they are the optimum sheep to use for milk.
grace and peace,
julie