Wednesday, May 23, 2007
After 3 days of walking around with her tail in the air, Alice had her lambs last night. She had a gorgeous big ewe lamb, we named her Carroll. Alice got her name from her love of chasing rabbits. Carroll was up and running about 10 minutes after being born.
Alice also had a little afterthought of a ram. I don't know if he'll make it. His sister obviously got all the groceries. The picture shows how tiny he is - that's Lena's ipod. The little guy weighs a mere 1.3 lbs and can barely hold up his head. Lena is fussing over him and is giving him the chance he would not have had in the wild or in a larger flock. She didn't sleep at all last night, she stay up to feed the little one every hour and he slept in a basket on her bed.
Cori rejected her ram lamb yesterday afternoon. It is actually her usually MO. She always has twins and has been to mom of many of our bottle babies. For those of you who remember Toby - this little guy is Toby's brother. We thought of taking him on the road with us, Toby made a great Renaissance Festival sheep, but we are bringing all 3 dogs with us - so we found Toby II a good home. They are coming to pick him up this afternoon.