6:30 at evening grain, Shadow wasn't interested. She hung back and was sniffing the straw as if she were looking for something. Her lambs had dropped and her ligaments were sunk. I put her in a large pen...She is so big I am expecting twins or more.I checked her at 8:45 nothing.
11:30 barn check Shadow has a beautiful lamb, its all cleaned off and nursing. Oh the color! I check the sex it a ram lamb But what a pretty ram lamb. "Shade" has HST markings. He is sired by a white Border Leicester ram Shadow is a great mom and has plenty of milk. Shadow is a 120# ewe and Shade is a hefty lamb. I will be watching Shade as he grows and his fleece develops, maybe he will be a ram candidate for my spinner flock.
Shadow was in need of more groceries when I bought her, so dropping a single egg was probably all she could muster. And farming's perennial optimism maybe she will more lambs next time. I like her.
My other 4 ewes, Maybeline and Cher are bred Border Leicester, Goldlie and Silver are bred Shetland
are not due till May So further lamb excitement will have to wait..and wait.........and wait........
A walk on the mild side
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