Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hot off the press! (sort of...)

This was the path out to the barn this evening - It was raining like crazy when I got home from work at about 6:30 or so - No Shepherd to be found in the house, so I called his cell phone - he was out in the green house planting starts for our garden this year - "Are you ready for dinner?" I asked -

"Probably not for a while -Donna's in labor" -

About 15 minutes later, he came in for the vet's phone number - she was presenting one leg and a nose, but the other leg was no where to be found... Called the vet, left a message for a call back. - But by the time he got back out to the barn, ta da - the little guy had popped out on his own.

Well, little is a relative term here - Little Ole from last week only weighed about 4 lbs - he still probably only weighs about 5 lbs. - Tonight's lamb - 6 lbs, 3 oz.! He is bigger than Frosty & Sandy and they are almost two weeks old!











I want to call him Makks. I don't know what The Shepherd will decide.









He is less than an hour old in these photos - he is jet black -not a white hair to be found on his body.

Now what do we do?

Here's a little movie of his first dinner.






video

3 comments:

schoonoverfarm said...

Very cool! He is a go getter for sure! My namesake did good!

Kathy said...

What a hunk! Better watch it...I'm looking for a proper hubby for my young ewes! ;)

Yvonne said...

He's a furry little beastie, isn't he? Congratulations to you all!