Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Good News / Bad News

We have 3 ewe's that I know are pregnant. One was so large, I was sure she was carrying twins. Well this morning as Don was feeding, he heard the common deep "Baaaa's" and a little high pitched "baaaaa". He ran over to the sheep paddock to see a tiny lamb standing between the 2 older ewes that we have. Both of them seem to be protecting the lamb. I went out to see the new edition and caught sight of something else. Another small lamb lay dead further down by the fence. So now I am left to wonder...did both ewe's give birth last night or did only one give birth to twins with only one surviving?

On a brighter side, I entered these pictures in a photography contest sponsored by the Miniature Cheviot Sheep Assoc. I hope I win!

10 comments:

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Restyled Home said...

If that photo of the little lamb jumping doesn't win, then they are crazy! You are a wonderful photographer, Julie!!

Cheers,
Linda

Anonymous said...

Outstanding!!!

Anonymous said...

Very heart warming pictures. So how many sheep do you guys have and what do you do with them?

Julie said...

WE now have 7. They are all minature Chevoit sheep. We are raising a small herd and plan to start selling some either this year or next .. Also am going to try and sell the wool this spring to spinners. I know them all by name..so I cannot slaughter them. When they are hand raised - they make wonderful pets.
We had Roman leash trained and I swear he thought he was a dog...probably still does.

Oh yeah - having sheep it is easier to get an ag exemption on our farm land than it is for having horses.

Anonymous said...

I love your photos! They are adorable! It makes me very happy! Good Luck in the contest!

Patty said...

Lambs are so adorable, thanks for posting pictures!

24 Corners said...

If that last photo isn't the epitome of Easter then I don't know what is!
They are so adorable....

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Miss Muddy Paws said...

I love the photos! I had a pet lamb in high school that was just the sweetest. I'd love to get another lamb one of these days!