Thursday, July 15, 2010
Lambing season is here again ...
The first lambs of the season were born last night, twin boys, Mom Dolly is doing a great job so far. These sheep belong to our Landlord, Gayle and Fernando. Aren't they so cute .... Dolly has a history of having twins. Already the foxes have picked up the scent of new lambs, one got shot with an air rifle today to scare it off. Mom and babies will be keep in a small enclosure,it is still possible for the foxes to get close but the spotlight is shining on the enclosure, soit is very light up.
Gayle took a few photos of the birth and just after. This morning before going to work I took a few more. Sorry but it's not pretty for those people that don't like blood ... But check out those little hooves and nose just popping out.
Now we waiting it can't be too long before our ewes start lambing. Miss Lashes, Bella's mum and Bella look very pregnant, so maybe 3 lambs this year.If we lucky to have Bella's Mum have a little ram, he will not have his nuts removed but sold off as a handsome boy ready to sow his wild oats.