Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A wonderful start to lambing season!

Introducing (drum-roll, please) Boulderneigh Bronwen.

Dinah waited until mid-morning to deliver her vigorous, brown-based gulmoget EWE lamb, and I couldn't be more pleased! I left Dinah in the sheepfold by herself this morning, and nothing was happening when I checked on her at 9:15. Brian checked at 10:30 and came back to tell me there was "a black-and-white lamb" standing up and walking around. What? I ran down to see for myself, and was THRILLED to see this little treasure.
Her name came to mind as I was waiting around to see if a twin was forthcoming. When I checked the meaning to be sure it fit, I learned this Welsh name means "white-breasted." Now tell me, what could be more perfect for a gulmoget-patterned ewe lamb?
Yes Dinah, my first Shetland love, you did good. :-)

That's it for now at . . .

28 comments:

kristi said...

Jealousy.....thats the first word that comes to mind when I see that very beautiful ewe lamb:) I am so excited for you!! I am assuming she is a keeper?:)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Oh.my.goodness. The first thing out of both your and Brian's mouth is "Can we (you) keep her?" My husband is already worried that we are going to be overrun with sheep this year, since all four girls were bred, so there was some relief Bronwen is a single. But a keeper? I just don't know yet! Sure, I'd LOVE to, but I need to see what else I get, and who else could go in her stead.

melanie said...

Woot! Woot! Lambs! And yeah, she looks like a keeper to me...

Juliann said...

OMGosh! OMGosh!

HOORAY! Michelle you have just GOT to keep her! A moorit gully? AWESOME!
I'm so happy for you!!!!
HIP HIP HOORAY!

Nancy K. said...

Oh, WOW!

If I was going to breed for anything other than HST, it would be gulmogets. I think they are SO beautiful!

mudranch.com said...

Congratulations Michelle! Wow, those Shetlands look so different than the Jacobs! She's beautiful non-the-less and I think her name is great! Looking forward to meeting all your new beauties.

Deb said...

She is just perfect...I just love those beautiful markings. I've never seen a gulmoget up close in person.
Congratulations and continued Happy Lambing :)

Kathy said...

Oh, Michelle! I am so very happy you got your gullie! And a girl to boot. Congratulations!

Donna said...

Congratulations! She is absolutely gorgeous. May all of our lambings go so well!

kenleighacres said...

Huge Congrats!!! She is a beauty and mama Dinah looks very proud :)

Garrett808 said...

Well aren't you just the luckiest lady out west?! :)

Congrats!!! How exciting!

I've missed you visiting my blog, come back and see all the lamb photos sometime !!!!

Doreen said...

Congratultions on the birth of this little sweetheart. I know nothing about sheep but I am enjoying learning about them on your blog.

Tammy said...

Congrats Michelle! She is a beauty and everything else will just be icing on the cake! :-) Don't worry about decisions right now, just enjoy the little buggers.
Tammy

Becky Utecht said...

Yes what a wonderful way to start your lambing! A moorit gulmoget ewe lamb is exactly what I'm for out of my Shetland girls. I'm glad you got yours! Congratulations.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Congrats to you and Dinah. What a beautiful lamb! :-D

Rayna said...

Gorgeous!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

She's beautiful...

Angela Rountree said...

She's beautiful-congratulations!!!

TigereyeSal said...

Wow- she's so lovely! Are you sure she's a single?

BAC said...

Congrats Michelle! Just think....this is just the start!

Barbara

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

Thank-you so much for sharing my joy, everyone!

Yes, Sally, I'm sure she's a single; after three hours with no afterbirth or another lamb, I went in and checked. Nothing; and within five seconds of checking, out popped the afterbirth.

MiniKat said...

Yay!!! She's adorable! I hope you can keep her.

Kara said...

Oh my she is perfect! Congrats!

shadow mountain jacobs farm said...

Congratulations on your pretty little ewe lamb. What a fine way to start lambing season. I think she's a keeper.

Claire said...

She's delightful! Oh my, so now you have to start keeping track of who guessed what in terms of the lambs and gulmogets and all that. Oh my, I think I'd need a spreadsheet!

Dave said...

Good Boy Franjean !!!!

A :-) said...

Oh - SO darling!!!!

Karen B. said...

I'm so happy about the new gulmoget, that's wonderful news! Congratulations, I'll stay tuned.