Sunday, April 06, 2014

It's all good news!

Look what I came home to!
Sarai delivered these striking twins early this morning. The fawn katmoget with minor head spotting is a ram lamb, and the TALL grey katmoget is a ewe lamb. Names are pending; I'm thrilled with both. Sarai is still a little confused about the whole motherhood thing, but I think she'll get it in time and maybe a little intervention (I tied her for awhile this afternoon).

The other good news is that Marta seems to be doing better. Blaise is smaller at nearly a week old than Sarai's newborns, but bopping around like a happy, healthy lamb. Rick thinks Marta delivered prematurely, which could explain the stillborn lamb and retained afterbirth.

More to come later. Rick took Benny to church yesterday for the children's story, and I'll be getting some photos of that to share. The retreat was good but the weather conditions weren't great for photography. I'll go through what I took and share some of those, too. Hope you've had a good weekend!

That's it for now from . . .

14 comments:

Debbie said...

congrats on the new additions! Another ewe, wonderful! Glad that you had a good weekend.

Spinners End Farm said...

Awwww....they are both so beautiful!

Mama Pea said...

Yay, yay, yay! Much to celebrate!

A :-) said...

Oh - they are gorgeous, Michelle - will their coloring stay like that? I'm so happy for you that you got another ewe baby!!! :-)

Laura said...

Yay for Sarai! and for Blaise! Too much fun! Glad you had a good retreat - and what a blessing to come home to!

Leigh said...

They're wonderful! So, so cute. And such good news that everything is going well. Congratulations!

Pam in FLA said...

Well, you are just busting out in babies... so precious they are!! How many new little lambie ones are you up to this spring? I'm so happy to hear Marta is better. Boy, one sick one can put a damper over everything, can't it?

Michelle said...

Thanks for sharing in my good news and joy, everyone!

Adrienne, they have the same pattern (katmoget) as their mother, and while the fleece on their bodies will lighten with age, they will retain the dark legs, belly and facial markings.

Pam, six lambs from three ewes (including the little stillborn). Marta is still on antibiotics and not out of the woods, but she is feeling and eating better. Yes, having a sick one colors everything!

Tina T-P said...

OMG they are so cute! I love the Kat markings and the brown one is just stunning. They are a lot bigger looking than our two from today. T.

Cloverleaf Art and Fibre said...

HI Michelle, I haven't stopped in for awhile so had a lot of catching up to do -- it hasn't all been smooth sailing, has it? You do have some wonderful lambs though and I'm sure they will bring you much joy. A black gulmoget ewe is high on my list of what I would like to find in the barn one of these years...

majorasue said...

Yay for healthy lambs and mommies! What fun lamb races you will have soon. Congrats all around.

Tombstone Livestock said...

Congrats, finally the waiting is over and so glad you got at least one more ewe lamb.

Maureen said...

Oh congrats Michelle! What cuties; so glad they have finally arrived.

Nancy Kay said...

Such cute lambs!! Congrats.