Saturday, April 16, 2011
Careful, U Might Be Jealous of these Lambs!
After school on Thursday, I got home from school, let the dogs out for a quick potty break, checked on the new lambies then got in the truck to drive over to the hayman's house to get 40 bales of hay because yes, I fed my last bale of hay that morning and the weather for the weekend was looking like rain and more rain, so I thought I'd play it safe. Anyways, when I got home from getting hay, I fed the animals before I unloaded the whole truck. Betsy Bee I noticed was finding a corner in the lean to settle down. Yep, Betsy was looking to have some babies. I got my "quick fix" stall ready and ushered her in. And in clear Betsy style, she stomped her foot at me to show she was irritated with me. I told her I did not care but I kindly reminded her that I asked her to deliver me a lamb with spots and a moorit/brown based gulmoget, preferably ewes. I shook my finger at her and she stomped her foot back. I got the hay unloaded and checked back in on Betsy who was getting comfortable. By 7:30 she was having a few contractions. "Vampire Diaries" was a new episode at 8 so I did a quick check on her. Nothing. Commerical break at 8:25. Out to the barn. Got a head coming out. Grabbed the towels. I think Betsy would have stomped her foot at me if she could have but she was busy. Within 15 minutes Betsy delivered me this:
Yep, Betsy gave me what I asked for.
Now how much more awesome could this ewe lamb be?
And this little ram lamb? Check out those markings and fleece! Okay now he does have little horn buds even though he sire is Jed, but I will live with that. So would one call the markings a fawn, smirslet gulmoget?
I just love the black spot on her tail...........
And her side profile.......I think I am in love with her!
Okay, and just how sweet is his little guy? He already told me he loves me;)
So Betsy, my first Shetland ewe I ever bought, delivered me exactly what I asked for.
She lets me sit with her and her babies as long as I have peppermint treats for her.
So I bred 2 Shetland ewes and got 3 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb.
Even happier cuz I am on Springbreak now!!!