Monday, April 02, 2007

First lambs of 2007 at Marietta Shetlands!

"Hmmm," Neelix says - "somethin's happenin out in the barn - those vishus sheeps are gone and the door is open...I wonder what's going on in there?"

Maybe I'll go in for a look see.....

"Mamma - what are you doing out here in the cold old barn, and what's dad lookin at? "

I heard them say they were going to name the little girl Luna, after the full moon this week. Mamma thought Harley would be a good name for the boy, but dad says he isn't big enough to be a Harley - (he only weighed 3#4 oz) - Dad says we're gonna call him Scooter

Luna is brown, but she'll turn light colored like her daddy Thorson real soon - she has funny spots on her ears.

Hey sis , a little warm milk sounds pretty good about now - what is that green stringy stuff that mom is eating?

Regina is a good mom - everyone is all dried off now, but that heat lamp the farmer just plugged in sure feels good.

Oh, Oh, Neelix - here come the vishus sheep back into the barn - do you see the angel spots on this picture - They only show up when there are special doin's out in the barn.

Guess it's time to get out of here - they don't need my help any more.
Mom & babies are doin' just fine!


Suzanne said...

Wow, Neelix! That was some adventure you had with the sheep...both vishus grownups and cute babies.


Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on the lambs. They are really cute. You had quite an adventure, Neelix.

Kathy L. said...

But did your Mom or Dad give you any chicken scratch, Neelix?

(And your Mom said you purrrrrrred so loudly the lambs heard you!)

My, what a wonderful cat you are, Mr. Neelix. :)

farmgirl said...

Love it. Congratulations!

vlb5757 said...

The babies just look adorable. I can't wait to see how their fleece develops over this year. Shearing will be fun next year!

sheperdchik said...

What a great start to lambing season! I agree with you, looks like they will be lighter as they grow, how awesome. That reminds me that I haven't put up my jugs yet and we are overdue for lambs.

Tina T-P said...

Hi Suzanne & KJ - Welcome to Marietta Shetlands! So glad to have you stop by & see us.

Kathy - great to talk with you last night - Let me know if you hear anything about NK

Vicki & Sheperdchik - I think I'm going to make Luna a blog project to watch her fleece and how it chanes - wouldn't that be fun to watch?

Hi Farmgirl - I'm pleased to have you stop by!


Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

From the photos Scooter looks like he has the same Ag characteristics as his sister. You'll have to follow BOTH their fleeces for us!

Rascal said...

Neelix you are doing an excellent job of snoopervising. What would they ever do without you. Oh, and your lamgs are cute too.

Lavendersheep said...

Those are some pretty cute little lambies. They should have some pretty awesome fleeces as they grow up.

Paula said...

Looks like I will be learning a lot following your blog! The lambs are so precious. Lambs, spring, sunshine! What a wonderful time of year