Saturday, June 30, 2012

Well, good greif

I had such good intentions of getting blogs posted. So I am just going to put all the remaining baby pictures up for you all to see.

Heidi with her ewe lamb Cordova.

Cocoa with her ewe lamb Charlene and ram lamb Coalton.

Cookie with her ewe lamb Carmine and ram lamb Coal.


Charlotte and Cisco

Hosta with China and Cooper


Ester with ewe lamb Clara and her ram lamb


They have grown so much since these photos have been taken!

Monday, June 4, 2012

A little help

On March 30th Hazel ( a moorit Icelandic ewe) needed a little help. She was a first time mom and just could not get that lamb to move. I took a towel and grabbed ahold of the little hooves that were sticking out and pulled with her next contracting. I felt so sorry for Hazel. It was several more tries before the lamb finally started to come out. I thought for sure it was going to be a ram lamb with huge horn buds. NOPE! It was a huge ewe lamb! 12 pounds! After about ten minutes resting Hazel took to cleaning her up and has done excellent as a first time mom.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

The goats get in on it

On March 29th I came home from work to find Cedar (a black angora doe) just delivered twins, a doeling and a buckling.

I picked up both the twins and started to put them in a jug and there was a black kid! He was completely dry and a big boy! I put the twins down after cedar came in and scooped up the buckling to figure out who mom was! Luckily he started crying and Ziva (a black angora doe) came running!

Well, shoot. Guess I deleted his baby picture. 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The next two ewes

After Ellen lambed two days later on March 26th Sage (a gray Icelandic ewe) had twin ram lambs.

She had no problems and is a fantastic mother.

Then the next day, March 27th, Hosta ( a white Icelandic ewe) had twin. A ewe lamb and a ram lamb. For a first time mom, she did wonderful. The lambs where only 3 pounds a piece but so full of it!

Friday, June 1, 2012

All done

Okay, so I was finished lambing and kidding quite a while ago.

Ellen started it all off with her two ewe lambs. It was a great way to start the season! This is her fourth lambing season and the first time she has had a ewe lamb and two of them at that!! They where born on a morning when a couple of people were coming out to help me shear a sheep or two. The most darling little girl came out and I asked her if she would like to name them. She came up with Cutie and Callie.

All total it was a wonderful season! 10 ewe lambs, 10 ram lambs, 4 doeling kids, and 4 buckling kids. So many different colors! All are very healthy and I only helped with two first time ewes that where struggling with a big single.