Sunday, April 26, 2009

Two weeks post lambing

Yesterday was Barabbas' two-week birthday. Boulderneigh's last lamb of the season is a calm young man, neither flighty or shy nor overbold. And I've already made much of his wonderful structure and fleece!
The original Mighty Mites duo, Brava's twins Beau and Boo, were 20 days old yesterday. They both appear to be half-polled, with little horn/scur points coming in. I was hoping Beau might be a full-poll, but nope. Both of these boys will be available later as ram lambs or wethers. They have the softest handle of all the lambs!
I love the shades of brown in this photo:Aren't they beautiful? But I have to tell on myself. Back when I was trying to decide between getting a black, a fawn, or a katmoget ewe from Lois, I remember struggling with the decision because by far the friendliest ewe with the prettiest fleece was Valentine. But she was brown, and I didn't like brown! But my "yummy sheep," as I called Valentine, was too beautiful and sweet to deny, and now I have MOSTLY brown sheep and am not a bit unhappy. That said, if Franna backs out of buying Blackberry, it's going to be very difficult for anyone else to pry him out of my grasp!

That's it for now from . . .

8 comments:

Jenny Holden said...

They are beautiful and I love the chocolate box shades :o) I'll bet you're loving watching their antics. They look very fit and well.

IsobelleGoLightly said...

I think Barabbas in the first photo is saying, "I'm too sexy for my fleece". hee hee Goat kisses to him from Isobelle!

Vicki Foster said...

They are beautiful! I wasn't going to put many browns into my flock. Well, I must admit I have more browns that I thought I'd ever have! lol

Funny how our taste changes with one gentle, loving lamb. :)

An English Shepherd said...

What nice looking lambs !

Wizz :-)

Allena said...

That one baby looks like he's turing modified, or ag....

Beautiful, all around.

I have mostly brown lambs, and I like them very much.

Brown wool dyes up beautifully into very rich colors.

I was wondering what happened to you, hadn't heard from you.

Elizabeth said...

You are a one-woman Cute Overload with those lambs.

You are definitely ahead of us in spring weather. Our forsythias are just barely blooming. Looking at your blooming fruit trees gives me hope that our warm weather is on the way.

wendyu said...

Too cute! I love the "shades of brown" photo. I'm definitely looking you up if I get out that way to shoot photos! My friend Sarah K. Andrew shot the cutest photos of lambs not too long ago. This one is my favorite: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/3448868571/

Heidi said...

Oh my you have such beautiful babies, I just love all the Shetland shades of brown.