Friday, March 20, 2015

My bonnie brown lassies


Photos taken yesterday; I left the bottom two over-exposed so it is easier to see the sweet bebbies.

I turned all the ewes out together, and everyone behaved better than expected. The teenagers (yearlings Bali and Blaise) were curious about the lambs, and Bali pushed the babies around a bit, but wasn't the "mean girl" I dreaded. Blaise was interesting; when the lambs came up to her she froze, letting them investigate her, much like Jackson does when meeting lambs.*

Today is cloudy, so I will try to get some better close-ups and individual shots of Bree and Brosna during pasture time.

*Jackson would love to be friends with the sheep, but has been afraid of the adults ever since getting rolled by protective ewes when he was young. But when the lambs escape from the pasture and go running up to him with the playful curiosity of youth, Jackson stands very still except for his wagging stump, delighted to meet them and very careful of frightening them.

That's it for today from . . .

8 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

Beautiful pictures love the new lambs, with mum. The true meaning of Spring.
Rosezeeta.

Kelly said...

They are beautiful Michelle. So glad you got a couple nice girls out of the mix. They appear to me AG, is that what I'm seeing?

Michelle said...

Lambs say "Spring," don't they, Rosezeeta? Even though the commercial flocks often lamb in January....

Yes, I believe it is, Kelly. Strange, though; musket ram Blake looked like a true moorit for a LONG time, with none of the telltale signs of AG. These little girls look quite different than he did.

Fiona said...

What lovely lambs..but she looked so huge I was wondering if she would have three....thank goodness just two!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful, beautiful babies and mama.

thecrazysheeplady said...

LAMBS!!! :-D

erica said...

All your little lamby beautys are making me itch for our own lambing time (still about 20 days away).

erica said...

All your little lamby beautys are making me itch for our own lambing time (still about 20 days away).