Monday, March 31, 2014

FOOLED!

Big-as-a barn Sarai? Still large and in charge.

Too-petite-to-look-pregnant Marta? She's a mama!!!


Meet Blaise, Marta's black gulmoget daughter (HALLELUJAH!):
Blaise was born tonight at 10:00, after 48 hours of suspicion, watching, and worry. Sadly, a stillborn black ewe lamb arrived after her, but at least Marta and I have one girl.

Oh – and the race? I'd say it was a tie. ;-)

That's it for March from . . .

15 comments:

Theresa said...

Congratulations on that darling ewe. Heck, I'm surprised you didn't name her Hallelujah! :)

Jody said...

Congrats:-))

Mama Pea said...

So glad you got your little ewe from Marta. Two lambs from the little mama . . . makes you wonder how many Sarai is carrying, doesn't it?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congrats on finally getting a ewe lamb. Is that an ear tag I see already? As small as the tags are that I use they are still to big to tag the lambs yet, there heads would tilt from the weight.

Nancy Kay said...

I see your ewe lamb came in a "blaise" of glory at the end of March! How about that? She's a cutie!! Congrats!

Michelle said...

Theresa, that would have been a WONDERFUL name – but I have only used names that start with B for my little flock. (There's Jet, but if he's registered his name will officially be B-2 Spirit, one of the U.S. military jets.) Besides, how could I resist "Blaise" with that pretty marking on her face???

Thanks, Jody; I'm thrilled! Especially because Marta had me really worried and I was braced for dead lambs.

In Sarai's defense she IS still in full fleece, Mama Pea. ;-)

No ear tag yet, Audrey; her ears are SO tiny. I can wait until my lambs are months old because I don't have enough to confuse them.

That's clever, Nancy Kay!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Oh, how very sweet. I really like their blankets. And the little one is adorable.

farmlady said...

Congratulations... but are you getting any sleep?

A :-) said...

Finally - a baby girl :-) Congratulations!! I know you must be so HAPPY!!! :-)

Kelly said...

A gully girl with a white stripe!!! Yeah, she's a doll. Congrats.
My first lamb was today.

Pam in FLA said...

Okay, so I admit it. Had to google "gulmoget." But I'm good now. BiG CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!! She is positively darling.
:D

majorasue said...

Yay! Congrats on the healthy baby girl, and sorry about the one that didn't make it. She looks like she'll give the boys a run for their money in a day or two.

Maureen said...

Oh so cute -- congratulations!!!! What a sweetie with the perfect name.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Awwwww :-D

Michelle said...

The coats keep their wool clean, Sage Butterfly, but can be a hazard to newborns. That's why Marta's is off for now.

Not enough, farm lady, not enough….

Oh, I AM, Adrienne!

Kelly, I've never had much in the way of white markings here, so I'm ridiculously pleased with her stripe. ;-)

Pam, there are lots of strange words in the Shetland lexicon!

Thanks, Sue; I know you understand.

Yep, Maureen, sometimes the names are just obvious.

Come on over for our little Lamp Camp, Sara!