Lambing has begun. It is so nice to see bouncy little buggers in the barn again. We have approx. 30 ewes due from February through the end of May, with three to four weeks between each monthly due date. So, we’ll just have to keep checking for new babies all through spring.
We’ve started lambing off with each ewe having nice-sized twins. So far we have four ram lambs and two ewe lambs born. Some sheep look ready to pop any time. I thought for sure this ewe would go first, but we’re still waiting on her. She looks very uncomfortable!
This is Teddy’s fourth lambing. This ewe is such a fantastic mama. She’s had two sets of twins and two sets of triplets. Shortcake (picture above) is her daughter and this is shortcake’s second lambing with twins. We’re lucky enough to have another daughter from Teddy, Pumpkin who is a consistent twinner too. Pumpkin has given us three ewe lambs, lambing twice last year and is due to lamb again in May. We love Teddy’s line!
Another nice line is the one that Moosie comes from. Consistent twinners are her mother Muffy and her grandmother Patches. Muffy is due any day. Moosie’s down line includes another ewe due this spring and now this bitty baby. Maddy’s a bit on the small side, but still healthy. Her brother is quite a bit bigger.