June 5, 2011

Lambing 2011

Tiny (a seven year old Corriedale cross) with her twins - a black ram lamb (Matthias) and a white ewe lamb (Olivia). The marvelous names for the lambs have been choosen by a  family who has spun Tiny's wool for a few years!

The Black Welsh Mountain ewes Camilla and Carol with their big April lambs are enjoying the lush green grass of the west paddock. Regular paddock rotation is the key to health for both the animals and the plants that they graze on.

There are so many photos of this lambing season and so little time to blog. The Black Welsh flock lambed in April and the Corriedales started in mid May. So far, the Corriedales have a lambing rate of 200% which is represented by few singles, several sets of twins, triplets, quadruplets and one set of quintuplets.

I hope to get some more lamb photos published soon. But now its time to go and feed the bottled lambs (from mothers who can't or won't feed them).


Norma from Misty Haven Alpacas said...

I love lamb pictures. I am always amazed when I see twins that are complete opposites...black male and white female. They must be adorable. Hopefully the bottle-feeding doesn't last too long.

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Wow, quints. That is amazing. You must be exhausted. Look forward to more pics.

Jules said...

Babbiiiiiiiies! Love 'em! Congrats on what looks like a great lambing season! It sounds like you guys are having litters out there ... are you sure they're not Finns? :)

Jeanne MacKenzie said...

Loving all the updates! I'm very jealous, but I know that you are quite busy with it all. Don't work to hard and I'll talk to you soon.