Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lambing, so far..............

Wheat had twin ram lambs last Saturday night.    

 Minnie had a single ewe lamb at 7:30 yesterday morning.

 This is a closer picture of my lone ewe lamb.   She is adorable.

 Juni B had a single black ram lamb. Johnny, about two hours later.

 Juni's mom, Darla had a single moorit ram lamb two hours after her daughter from last year.

Whalen and Willie really like basking in the rare sunlight in the front of the garage/lambing barn door.  I put the blanket down, and they promptly settled down for a nap.  I have one ewe yet to lamb.  She is Minnie's mom.  Maybe their line will give me all girls this year.

My herd is very small, so lambing is a real big deal here.   I was so shocked to have three ewes lamb yesterday morning.  The weather was not cooperative, but we managed.  They did most of the work to get them dried and fed and warmed.  Today they are jumping all over their jugs and keeping me from doing anything because I keep running out there to snuggle them.

Their names will reflect their mother's first initial and the names, first or last, of country singers.   Little girl and one boy are not yet named.    Some suggestions have been made, but they have been rejected by the shepherdess.   (All suggestions would be appreciated.  I don't do country music.)


Michelle said...

Oh, oh, oh! (I LOVE the name game!)

Minnie's daughter could be Martina (Martina McBride), Mattea (Kathy Mattea), McEntire (Reba McEntire), Mandrell (Barbara Mandrell), Morgan (Lorrie Morgan), or Messina (Jo Dee Messina).

Darla's son could be Daniels (Charlie Daniels), Dwight (Dwight Yoakam), Dunn (Brooks & Dunn), Darryl (Darryl Worley), Dierks (Dierks Bentley), or Diamond (Diamond Rio).

Sharrie said...

Thanks, Michelle, best group of names I have seen so far.