Friday, February 08, 2008

More on the Lambs


We are just a little excited about these lambs! They seem to be doing well, but after reading stats about 20% of new lambs dying in the first few days, I am trying to be cautiously optimistic. The little ewe is significantly smaller than her brother, but she is eating and active. It is kind of funny when I am checking on these lambs I'm looking for the signs you look for with a new breast feeding baby. Are they swallowing? Do they pee and poop? Their poop is even yellow like a baby's! Do their bellies feel full? Are they alert and active? Who knew being a mom would prepare you for caring for animals! A few more pictures from yesterday:







So far we have only had them in the shelter separated from the other animals. This afternoon if the weather cooperates we are going to take them out in the yard a bit. Should be fun!

9 comments:

  1. I have to say, I think the twin lambs are so cool. Makes me want to see if our suburban home is zoned for sheep :-P

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  2. OH! I didn't realize how tiny they were until I saw the picture of N petting it!
    I could just die from the cuteness!

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  3. They are absoluetly darling! Will they stay dark or will their wool and coloring change to momma's color?

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  4. What an amazing treat the Lord has given you! :)

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  5. Susie,

    They will most likely turn light. Though I'd love to have a black one!

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  6. They are adorable!!!!!!

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  7. How cute and tiny they are! Lucky :D

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