In another rush to the finish, lambing season has, I think, wrapped up for 2010. 30 lambs out of 18 ewes, 21 ewe lambs, 9 ram lambs. We like odds like that. Many ewes were yearling, first time moms this year, and as many of you know, first-timers frequently have single babies. But they knew just what to do!
Nine Finn lambs (2 boys), 21 Shetland lambs (you do the math)! We lost one Finn lamb--darn, a brown spotted girl--but we have lambs aplenty.
I have not had time to enjoy them as they came, though I see that the lamb races have begun-- and this year, we have a new lamb playground attraction--the enormous compost heap of bedding dug out of their barn last fall. So many paths and peaks, so much fun!
Photos later, and I will start to decide who will stay, and who will be sold.
I think next year I would like to have only 10 ewes over winter, which means I have to sell about 30 ewes and lambs!