Lambing window 2011 is now closed!

Kate and her lambs

Phew.  My husband called me at work yesterday morning to say that Kate had finally (!) had her lambs about 9 a.m.  A white ewe and a black ram.  They were a little overdue, but they both look great and are doing well.  I am a little surprised at the white lamb as Kate is a blue ewe and Lucky comes from two black parents; Kate’s father was a blue and her mother also.  But white genetics are very strong in sheep and I guess you never know when they are going to defy the odds and pop out :*)

Snowday again today, wet heavy snow out there.  I have not been anxious to lengthen the school year with more days off, but I have to say that I was looking forward to taking it easy for the day.  We have one doe that has not even come close to looking like she is going to kid anytime soon, so while we will be watching her closely, it’s not as extreme a situation as watching for multiple ewes and does to go into labor.

With the bad weather today most of the babies spent the day inside the greenhouse.  It was a hopping place!

SnowPea and the kids
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s