Monday, April 23, 2012

A New Lamb in Town

Last Wednesday somebody really special was born...........

He is special because he was born to Abigail, one of my favorite ewes.  He was born first but unfortunately his twin was presented as a breech birth.  After a very heart wreching experience, I was unable to save his twin and I had to call the vet to come to the farm.  Abigail took a few days to recovery and I was quite concerned about her.  However, she and her little ram lamb are doing well today.  It has been an emotional experience for me the last few days.


Today I let them both out for some fresh air as Abby was getting restless in her stall.......

This little guy was quite curious about all the new surroundings and just didn't know which direction to go. I am just in love with his markings!!!!

I love sitting back and watcing new lambs explore and play.  My heart still breaks knowing that there should be one more out there playing but I am thankfull that I have Abby and her new lamb.


It always makes me smile watching how tolerant mom's are with their new lambs.  This little ram lamb has some nice size horn buds so he will become a wether in the next few months as I have a "No horn policy unless its a wether". 


Yeah, this little guy is kinda cute and already has a sense of humor.
Keeping with the theme of naming the Sheep after places in Vermont.....this little guy will be named.........Colchester ;)

10 comments:

Nancy K. said...

What a cutie! He looks huge. Did you weigh him? Unless the sire is a Katmoget, I'd say he's a smirslet/sokket. Sokket usually refers to white socks but the description says legs of a color different than the body and his certainly are! VERY handsome boy...

Barb said...

He is adorable!!! May have to chance my policy of "No More Animals" after seeing this cutie. I get all soft and mushy in the brain when presented with cute baby faces. Then when I am overwhelmed with work later on I wonder whose idea this was anyway. Those faces will get you every time!

ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

Oh My! He is way too cute!

Tammy said...

Sorry to hear about your sad experience and glad the little guy and his mum are okay. I lost one this year too, even though I tried everything I could think of....it's hard, and he was a single so having his sad mum around made it even more so. So it goes...I keep telling myself that there have been so very many healthy thriving lambs over the years...but still....
Tammy

kristi said...

Nancy,
His mom is a fawn kat but sire is either Jed, my black gulmoget or Ripton, yuglet sokket blk/white. I am thinking Ripton as those horned buds are pretty intense...However, he does have fleckets of brown wool on his legs and tail area! Thanks for stopping by!

Barb,
I know those cuties just kill me! But what is just one more on the farm;)

ALSO's
Thanks for commenting though I couldn't find your name I did notice you are from Cleveland!

Tammy,
So good to hear from you! Lambing can be so hard some years...I am sorry to hear you had a a loss also. Bums me out but we always seem to push forward, don't we....

ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

This is Angie...I thought I posted a comment on here before that I was in your English class in 7th grade =) Maybe I didn't hit submit...I am good for that!

kristi said...

ANGIE!!!!!
Oh my gosh! Of course I remember you! But I am feeling old cuz you are like in your 20's now or maybe late 20's?!? You need to drop me an email and fill me in on what you are doing! I am still there...it was a tragedy this year...they forced me out of my room of 17 years...had to move all of my stuff 3 rooms down the hall..& I am sure you remember how organized my table and desk were! You made my day by stopping by!

ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

Is your email on your profile? I didn't see it. I was so excited to find you!!!
Yeah I'm 28 now lol. That's not even right they moved you!!! =( At least it wasn't all the way down the hall and then upstairs LOL.

ALSO's Cakes, Pastries and More said...

This is my email attached to my blog- that way you don't have to put yours in cyber space =)
alsos-cakesandmore@sbcglobal.net
Then I will just email you back from my personal one.

Shula said...

Sorry to hear you lost a lamb as a breech, always a hard thing to go through but thank goodness the other lamb and mom survived due to your timely intervention. Sometimes I always worry about how long I should wait to intervene with births. Anyway what a cutie pie, congratulations!