Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

March 16, 2009

Good News, Sad News

Sad News: Well, I guess it has to happen at some point. We lost two ewe lambs last week. Both were from the set of triplets that arrived on March 8th. It appears the first one (Meris) was suffocated by her mom. The second one (Mercy, the natural color one) just didn't seem to thrive after a few days. The ewe was sick after delivering the triplets (is doing fine now) and I think that had something to do with it. Merlin, the last of the three, is doing great!

Good News: All other lambs are doing good! A few of them were born with springs in their legs. Just a hoppin' and boppin' around. Seven remaining lambs (four ewes and three rams), one ewe (Shonah) is ready to lamb this week, and two in about four weeks or so.

More pics....

Ewe lamb - "Boston" - Twin - Ewe: Bonnara

Ram lamb - "Apollo" - Twin - Ewe: Annadale

Ram lamb - "Apollo" - Twin - Ewe: Annadale

Ewe lamb - "Lacey" - Single - Ewe: Lorna Doone

Ram lamb - "Merlin" - Triplet - Ewe: Meirion

"I'll race ya to the gate."
Apollo and Albany enjoying the nice weather!

Yearling ewe - "Tia" (will join the ewe flock this fall)

Farley - brother of Apollo and Albany

1 comment:

Garrett808 said...

oh my goodness Carol! I'm so sorry! :( At least the rest of the lambs are doing really good!!

And btw...who is Tia and where did she come from? You are very sneaky....LOL