This is the 2nd year in a row that Garnet has "stuck it to me". Let me explain.......Garnet loves to steal lambs from other ewes while she's pregnant and doesn't have lambs of her own yet. So when Salina had her twins in the common area of the shed last night, Garnet helped herself to the little ewe lamb while mom was busy with the ram lamb. As I'm trying to get Salina into a jug and accept her second lamb, Garnet slaps me in the leg with her water sack........so I wrestler her into a jug too. Garnet promptly lays down and pushes out a good sized moorit flecket smirslet ram, she cleans it up and barely gets that complete and another nice sized moorit ram plops out onto the straw. Long story short, the attempts to get Salina to take her lamb back failed after 2 hours of trying and now Garnet wants nothing to do with her either and I have a bottle lamb. Good grief, it's like 2012 all over again!!! Next year Garnet will be given a pen all her own, if she wasn't such an awesome ewe she'd be hitting my sale list, but her lambs are always very nice. (lucky for her)
So here's our 4 newest additions.........
OK Acres Salina x OK Acres Bing
|Ram in the foreground and ewe in the background|
|Laying down: Ram is OK Acres Figaro & standing up: Ewe is OK Acres Jasmine (bottle baby)|
Wintertime Garnet x OK Acres Elvis
|Both Rams-OK Acres Dodger (moorit smirslet flecket) on the left and OK Acres Darby (moorit)|
You can see the accused lamb thief in the background......don't let that sweet mommy face fool you, she's sneaky.
She IS sneaky - sorry for your troubles, but they sure are cute. I imagine you're in for a handful with the bottle feedings?! I'm in love with those little rascals - congrats! TanyaReplyDelete
I KNEW there was a good reason I always jug my ewes BEFORE they lamb! ;-)ReplyDelete
If you were closer, I'd take that bottle baby off your hands!
If you were closer, I'd let you!!!Delete
I know you probably weren't laughing...but that's funny.ReplyDelete
I wasn't laughing at the time, but after having some distance from it, yep, it's kinda funny.Delete
What a sneak! I guess on the upside that little ewe will probably end up being very friendly:) How often do you need to feed her?ReplyDelete