Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shepherd reflexes

Sound asleep - to - out in the sheep pen, (wearing the classy ensemble of a terry cloth robe and wellies) carrying a flashlight, in less than 30 seconds.
Lambing season officially started at 2 a.m. this morning.

But what was a lamb doing in the alleyway between pens? Mental challenges like this are harder at 2 a.m.
However, because we did have everybody sorted (well, almost everybody - Bramble the angora doe had a crossbred dairy goat buck on Sunday) for breeding, it was easy enough to scoop this wandering little loud-mouthed lamb up and return him to his mum. The voice might have been enough to give him away.

Cowslip had twin rams. They are all fine and back together in their warm, well-bedded shelter. The boys have nursed and mom is washing them up and murmuring mom sounds.

They are of course, beautiful. And as soon as it is daylight, I'll post some pics. And probably write more about why we picked the self-reliant, wonderful Jacob Sheep that we raise.

but for now, I'm going back to bed.


2 comments:

j said...

Once a mom always a mom!

j said...

Once a mom always a mom!