Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Surprise

You may remember the big October snow.  All the interior fencing was down for weeks, as we waited for enough snow-melt to dig out.  It was inevitable that the rams would find the only two ewes that were not to be bred this year.  Really, who could resist the romance in this snowy October sunrise.

And so... while lambing will not begin in earnest for another couple of weeks, Hannah surprised us with beautiful twin rams yesterday afternoon.  When we went to feed yesterday morning, she was the only ewe at the top of the hill, so we suspected that it might be the big day.  Last evening she had her boys tucked snugly in the barn when we checked on her.  Hannah's twins were large - 1301 weighed 11 lbs 7 ozs and 1302 weighed 10 lbs 6 ozs.  Mama and twins are doing well and snugly tucked into the first lambing jug... an early nudge into lambing season.

9 comments:

  1. Love will find a way...

    Glad things worked out well for her and her new babies.

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  2. Congrats on the Twin Ram Lambs :)

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  3. She looks like she ia a good mama, to bring the babies down to the barn!

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  4. Some sheep have a mind of their own. We have a goat like that. She jumps 2 fences to get into the buck pen. Takes things into her own and viola, an early kid. LOL

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  5. Always a miracle to me and what a great Mother she ~ beautiful post and photography for Rurality ^_^

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  6. They sure are handsome! My ram was an eager beaver two years ago and helped himself to a few of the girls. If there is a will, there surely is a way!!

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  7. Compliment!!! A perfect surprise! Blessings!

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