Monday, April 8, 2013


Saturday found Hermione seeking a spot to rest and stretch out a little in between eating massive amounts of hay.  Sunday morning she spent a lot of time coming in and out of the barn, checking on Hannah and her twin rams.  Her lambs had dropped so we checked on her several times during the day, hoping that she would have them in the barn so that it wouldn't be too difficult to get them in a lambing jug. 
In the end, she chose to have them out in the field, where it was warm but cloudy and a little windy.  Only a second-time mama, we managed to get Hermione and her twins into the barn with only a little crazy running and not so gentle head butting of the shepherdess.  We had the lambing jug all set up with a big feeder full of second-cutting hay and a bucket of molasses water. 
The first born, a ram, weighed 10 lbs 5 ozs, and the second, a little ewe, weighed 6 lbs 14 ozs.  We were a little worried about the ewe at first and made sure that her brother didn't hog all the colostrum.  She was up and going strong last night when we went back to the barn to check on them.
Hermione was the other ewe that was caught during the October Snowicane.  We now have about 10 - 14 days until lambing begins in earnest.


  1. That's a bit of difference in the weights, makes you wonder what goes on during gestation that one would weigh 3 or 4 pounds more than the other. Congratulations.

  2. Oh they are so adorable! Glad you got them in, and looking forward to seeing more of the lambing!

  3. Little black lambs... I'm glad they were born safely.

  4. Love the black lambs! I hope your lambing season goes extremely well!

  5. Black is the colour of my true love's hair...