Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More... Anticipation

We are oh so very close... the expectant mamas are spending their time eating and resting.  Everyone gets up and down a little gingerly, a little more slowly.  Second cutting hay and a little corn and oats have been added to their feed schedule.  We've been adding apple cider vinegar to their water on these unusually warm April days. 

Bets are on...
who will have twins... almost all of them look like they are carrying twins
will Hera have triplets or maybe Athena will this year... Julie looks awfully big, maybe she will have triplets...
who will go first... will it be Daisy, whose udder is gigantic... or will it be Maibh or Sweet Pea

So go the days leading up to the first lamb hitting the ground... questions swirling around inside the shepherdess/s heads.... conversations held in the pasture and in the barn.  Anticipation... yes... great anticipation.



  1. 'Our' sheep (my brother-in-law's) have almost finished lambing - only four left to go! We have them scanned so he knows which are expecting singles, twins etc, then he feeds them accordingly. Our weather has been really, really cold, but the lambing has gone well, so far :)

    Can't wait to see yours. Ours are Scottish Blackfaces...

    1. We have been following along... Loving your lamb pictures!

  2. And the camera batteries are charged right? :)
    I can't wait to see all the new life that is headed your way.
    The new moon is the 21st so that is my guess for birthday's!

  3. Yes, that full moon that on Saturday could bring about a birthing frenzy. Really hope poor Daisy goes before then, we have had to apply bag balm already where her leg is rubbing her udder.

  4. Anticipation!....so beautifully told in photos and words.

  5. I am waiting to see all the new babies...but I have to ask - why apple cider vinegar??? What a great buildup you have given us!

  6. They're gearing up for it and obviously getting excellent care! Wishing you the best!

  7. I can't wait either over in my neck of the woods. I wish we were having lambs this year but must be patient. When I came home from work last night, our girls were waiting at the gate for me, yelling for their grain. They have fit in so well.

  8. How exciting! You have a maternity ward going with all your expectant mamas! Can't wait to hear about the births!