Oh my goodness friends....THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
OUR FIRST LAMB!
I am so excited I can hardly sit here and type! My husband went out at 6 this morning to move the irrigation water and he checked for lambs. He didn't see any and continued on his way. I went out around 9 this morning with the kids and checked the sheep and saw nothing. Then, THEN I realized that one ewe was missing from the field. My heart was racing and I quickly looked inside the barn and I started to giggle. Laying in the nice clean straw was a perfect, fuzzy, and DRY lamb. Fernie is our first ewe to lamb and she gave birth to a perfectly sweet ewe lamb. I can't believe it's finally happened.
I've been checking my ladies about 5-6 times a day trying to catch them in the act. Everyone that I've talked to or have read about say that these sheep lamb quickly. The gentleman that I bought our first three ewes from has had Scottish Blackface for 6+ years and he's only seen one of his ewes lamb. I'm thankful for easy lambers, but I do love to watch them in the act. Maybe I'll get lucky next time...
I have to go and continue on with my day, but I wanted to show off our little sweetheart of a lambie. Here are a few extra pictures and don't worry, I'll be posting more pics soon and maybe a video later today!
Isn't she just the cutest thing you ever saw? I told you blackface lambs are the cutest you'll find!
And what's even better...today's my 8 year wedding anniversary. God is good.
Oh My Goodness! So sweet!! I can't wait to raise lambs!!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Are you getting sheep? What kind?ReplyDelete
What a blessing! Praise God and happy anniversary!ReplyDelete
Thanks Keith, it truly was a blessed day, in every way.ReplyDelete
I love lambing time!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on both your new lamb and your anniversary! Both are precious. My 37th anniversary is coming up next month, and I must say through all the ups and downs of my marriage, I would do it all again. VickieReplyDelete
Congratulations, Grandma! So cute! Careful, though... our cousins have a sheep farm in Segovia, and after spending an hour with the lambies, we all came home with fleas! Of course, it took me a few days to realize it, when I found one in my baby's diaper!ReplyDelete
Thanks! We don't have any fleas around here (yet) and so we're safe for now. :)ReplyDelete
Oh, what an adorable little lamb! Congratulations!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ariana! They are so much fun to watch play and I have to pinch myself to make sure they they're real. We've been waiting for a while to have lambs and they are sooo worth the wait. :)ReplyDelete