Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My Last Bombarde Lambs

Bramble Anna Belle did not want to come out of the barn this morning. Once she did come out, she didn't want to leave the small paddock surrounding the barn. Anna is the BIGGEST piggy at the trough when it comes to being let out to graze each I knew that she was close to lambing.
But by the time I had made all these observations, she was finally waddling out of the gate into the yard. I watched her from the kitchen windows and noticed her trying to hide from the flock, each time getting farther and farther from the house. Not wanting her to lamb in parts unknown and unfenced, I tempted all the sheep back to the barn with some grain, and put Anna in a clean jug.
By 3:15pm she had lambs in the pen with her.
Meet Clennam,
a grey ram with a gorgeous birth coat.
And this is Carys,
my very last Bombarde daughter. I feel so lucky to get one more now that he is gone.
Being born is hard work!


Michelle said...

Clennam has TREMENDOUS presence, especially for a newborn! And I'm so glad you got one more ewe lamb from Bombarde....

Juliann said...

Gorgeous little lambs! Did you end up having to ship Bombarde? Gems!
Good to have lambs to remember a great ram by once they are gone, I'm experiencing that with my Eragon lambs this spring.

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Thank you, ladies.
Julianne, we put Bombarde in the freezer. Just had too many rams.

Becky Utecht said...

Michelle is right about Clennam, nice looking boy! Does he have horn buds? And I envy you that gorgeous little white ewe lamb.

Sabrina Wille Erickson said...

Hi Becky,
Yes, I think he does have horn buds. They are hard to find, but there is something there. Would love it if nothing became of them! But I don't think I should hold my breath.

In all other respects, he is the best looking newborn I've ever had here.
And I do love Anna Belle's white daughters!