Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Well, that's a fine turn of events!
That's Vanessa, front and center.
These were taken the end of March, and I was really hoping that births weren't too imminent - as I have said before, "I don't know nuthin' about birthin no babies"
Well, Vanessa, who we thought would go first, seemed to slow down - apparently she was waiting for her sister Donna to catch up -
which she did - and yesterday on the hottest day of the year so far (84 degrees! in Bellingham! in April!!) she popped out this cute little guy.
His name is Carson - a sturdy little fellow, and 'fraid of nobody!
Or, his full "proper" name is:
And then tonight, these two little ones were born - a ram and a ewe - He hasn't named them yet.
But, I'll tell you one thing for sure - these two came out HUNGRY!!
Sometimes lambs weenie around trying to find the milk bar - not these two - they were right on the spigots.
So all hands (or hooves, as the case may be) are on deck, so I don't have to worry about The Shepherd wandering around in the dark with his oxygen bottle - (shake your head all you want - yesterday he was out mowing someone's lawn - and it made him realize that he still needs a few more weeks of recuperation too. Pooped him out good.)
So that's the baby report for 2016. Two ram lambs and one little ewe. They will go out front in a couple of days to entertain and delight the neighborhood - life is returning to normal.