Yesterday the flowers were blooming and the grass was turning green.
Today I woke to 2 inches of snow on the ground. What a disappointment.
Yesterday beautiful flowers....
This morning started sadly overcast with steady snow showers, I really needed a pick-me-up.
The arrival of two new lambs made me forget the snow outside! It appears that Jeepers delivered two lambs just before dawn because when I got out to examine them the baby ewe was still a bit wet.
The dark curly girl closest to the camera was 5.5 lbs and named Alma. The 6.5 lbs ram lamb I named Albion. I decided to name this years lambs after towns in Michigan.
Albion is so cute. I can't tell what the exact colors of the lambs are as it is dark in the barn and with the snow there is no sunshine. Albion looks to be a sandy blond and Alma is a dark chocolate.
Alma has a small white patch in the top of her head, she sat quietly in my lap while I took her temperature and gave her a good once over.
Both lambs had their umbilical cords dipped in iodine, were given a dose of vitamin paste, and had vaseline applied to the wool around their rear ends. This will prevent them from having their sticky new born poo clog them up. I got this tip from a lambing video posted over at Saltmarsh Ranch. This is a very informative video that I highly recommend.
Jeepers looks to be doing well and seems to be a good mother. I checked her nipples and they we unclogged and she had been giving the lambs milk. It may be a wet, snowy, dreary day outside but after holding the lambs I feel nice and warm inside!
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I live in NE Minnesota on 10 wooded acres with; my best friend Mocha, three dogs, chickens, Guinea Hens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Cascade Sheep, Icelandic sheep, and a few humans.
When we moved here it was completely wooded, our plan is to turn this property into a working homestead.