N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Monday, June 21, 2010

More Lamb Shots

Just when I think lambing is over, more lambs appear.  We could actually be lambing until July 15th, but I hope not.  Several of my older ewes that I hoped hadn't been bred, unfortunately were.  The day after our Kingston trip we lost Hopeful Nibs.  I found her cast in the morning.  She had bad hips and must have fallen down a slight incline in the night, because she was fine at 9pm.  Her month old lamb is doing very well however.  The next day Cinnamon singled and for once she is being a very good mother.  Sadie lambed a day or so after.  She had twins, but one was caught in the sac and died but her other ewe lambs, at 2 pounds, was doing well and Sadie was a very proud and attentive mom.  However at 12 years of age, it must have been too much for her and she died a day later,  She was one of my favourite ewes and had quite an attitude.  Her daughter has inherited her spirit and flollows us everywhere.  For Tanya, I have some photos of our two new bfl crosses, both ewe lambs and more of the moorit crosses.  Enjoy the pics


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