N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Maternity Ward

Well since my last post I have had 6 lambs, 4 romneyxshetland lambs and 2 shetland ram lambs born. Celeste and Cream look ready to burst at the seams out in the field and they should wrap up lambings for this year. We also have a robin outside our living room window, who is keeping very busy with her little brood. There is a window just above the door so we can see the little ones whenever we wish. Three clutches of eggs were raised in almost the same spot last year, so we will see how many for this year. I also received great news on Mother's Day that I am to be a grandma in November! I can't wait. So it really has been a year for little ones.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Lamb Pics

I can't believe how quickly time is passing and how quickly all of the lambs are growing. The second phase of lambing should begin any day now as some of the girls are absoloutly huge with babies! Larry, my bottle lamb is tiny but doing well and I had another shetland/romney lamb born this week that looks just like him. Only a couple of weeks until WASSOON and I am still awaitng rovings from the mill. I should have some combed shetland top as well as some dyed rovings and natural coloured swirls. As usual, enjoy the pics.