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Thursday, February 13, 2014

4 lambs, wait, make that 5


The weather has warmed up and more lambs are arriving!

Daffodil, the first animal ever born on our farm, 
delivered her own ram lamb.  


We named him Aster because he needed a flower name. ;)  He's a four horn like his mom.  He's quite the charmer!


Her twin sister, Daylily, was not going to be outdone. She had a little ram too.  At only 5 pounds, he looks tiny.

1st time mom being protective ~ good ewe!
Here he is only 2 hours old. He doesn't have a name yet.


Ralene gave us twins, a ewe and then a ram.  She has proven not to be a great mom though.  Both babies were losing weight and she finally rejected the girl today.  Fortunately, a family that was here for shearing had told us their 16 yr old daughter would love a bottle lamb.  This afternoon, they picked her up and surprised her with it. I think it was love at first sight.  I hope they do well together.

photo courtesy of  lamb's new owner

For now, we are keeping the boy with his mom.  She is letting him nurse some but not enough so we are supplementing with bottles.  We will see how it goes.  He's the flashiest little thing!  He came out singing and dancing so I named him Astaire.  I LOVE all his spots.


We're doing A names this year
as if you didn't guess
and there will be more to come...

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17

11 comments:

  1. Aww they are so cute. We just hatched 57 quail 81 more to go.

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  2. One busy little farm you have...what fun to see all the little lambs born.

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  3. How sweet. So glad you found a new, loving home for that little girl.

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  4. They are all so beautiful - I love Aster's little smile!

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  5. So precious... can't wait to see them.
    and my goodness, how busy you are!

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  6. Wish I was young enough to do what you and your family are doing at the Little Red Farmhouse.... can't do it myself and hubby doesn't want to, so I'll just do it vicariously thru you... ;)

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  7. OH! So cute!!! Especially the lamb kiss :-).

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    1. I may be emailing if we need any bottle lamb advice!

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  8. Blessings abound. Wishing health and happiness!

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  9. They are so cute. How fun. Glad the little bum found a good home.

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