Grey’s twin ewes, one of whom is not doing great today and may be our baker’s dozen bottle lamb. And Dottie’s boy/girl twins, who are doing fabulously.
Sokka looks pretty torn up, but it’s all signs of healthy skin regrowth and wound closure.
Badgerface, his momma, is all blue on one side because he’s been rubbing up against her for comfort despite being weaned.
He gets in and scraps for hay and grazes out in the pasture now, he’s gaining weight. Probably can’t expect any fleece, but he is likely to be in good shape by October if his healing continues to progress. This is rapid recovery, normally it would be another week or even longer to see this level of improvement.
Here’s some lamb pics from earlier this week.
I am not a fan of the landscaping that came with this place, but some of it has unexpected summer joys attached. Like this ever-bearing raspberry sport that survived and thrived in the shadow of the Himalayan menace that stalks our acreage.
Ever-bearing means it was domesticated. It survived unlike the secret rhubarb from a couple years ago, which sadly got shaded out. We failed it for the last time. 😦 But hey, RASPBERRIES THE BIRDS CAN’T FIND WOOOOOOOO.
The girl is dark blackish like Ripley (Grey’s girl) and the boy is paler, almost as light as Badgerface’s Toph. Black N Tan lambed about 2:30pm, as we were heading out for an errand. By the time we got back, both lambs were up and gamboling and she was passing the placenta. It was easy, quick and that’s exactly what we want to see.
Our final tally for this lambing season stands at 7 live lambs, 8 births and 4/3 split on girls/boys. It would have been 50/50 without the stillbirth. Now we just sit back and watch them grow.