We know that we can't keep all the lambs, but there's always a few we get real attached to. This year it was Sir Lancelot, born February 27th. "Lance" was rejected by his mom right after delivery because she had a real difficult time and did not feel well after a long hard labor. So we set up an area for him and Lance became our bottle boy.
Today our Lance went to a new home. A home with kids that want a pet and want to learn how to raise a sheep. He's a perfect fit for that type of new home. It's good to know he's going to a home where he'll be loved and given a lot of attention. We'll miss him dearly.
As with any bottle lamb that doesn't have a mom to bond with, they bond with whoever feeds them. We bonded with Lance and he followed us around like a little puppy. He chummed around with the barn cats and lived with the other lambs and ewes when he wasn't following us around.
Bye, bye baby!