In a 24 hour span, starting around 7am on Monday morning, 5 of my ewes lambed. I know some folks lamb out dozens of ewes at a time. But since I usually only have a tiny handful of pregnant ewes each year, this spring felt like a flood of lambies!
Gwilym: Courante x Nhu
Plus, my little barn is set up to handle three or four penned ewes. Clancy had to use some chipboard to improvise a couple of extra pens.
Francesca (moorit) & Jane (black): Ash x Sian
So far Courante has given me 3 ram lambs from his ewes- January & Nhu. My favorite is Gwilym because his fleece is super crimpy. But all the boys are very solid and nicely fleeced.
Ash has given me 3 ewe lambs and 1 ram lamb from his pen of girls- Sian, Vianne, & Leil. All three are wonderful and I just might keep them.
I'm pretty sure Lyneth from Courante's pen didn't take again this year.
And each pen has one more ewe to lamb...Hannah/Courante and Lana/Ash. I'm hoping for ewe lambs!
Ian: Courante x Nhu
My friend with the Icelandics, Mary, made me a whole stack of these wonderful little lamb coats. She modeled them off of a Premier One Supply coat that she had bought. I am SO GRATEFUL to her for this gift. The weather has alternated between cold/windy to cold/windy/wet. So these little coats helped the shepherd sleep so much better knowing her lambs had an extra layer of warmth those critical first days. They do cover up the fleeces so it isn't as easy for followers to see what I got this year. But I am very happy with the fleeces. One thing that is great with this lamb crop is uniformity.
Glisten: Ash x Vianne
All in all, I'm very pleased with the babies from this first round of lambing.
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LRO January: "Sextant" single black katmoget ram
BL Nhu: Twins: "Gwilym" black katmoget ram, "Ian" moorit katmoget ram with head spotting
Little Red Oak Ash:
BL Leil: "Tucker" single gray ram lamb with tiny head spotting
BL Sian: Twins: "Francesca" moorit ewe lamb, "Jane" black ewe lamb
BL Vianne: "Glisten" single black katmoget ewe lamb