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Our sweetest Shetland ewe, LRO Anthea (Annie) was the last to lamb on April 28, presenting her twins outdoors in the small barnyard near the windbreak trees. Minnesota still had a bit more winter weather for us in April, so all the sheep were held in for a few days. This is the first day of release to the grassy barnyard:
Lassi, my original brown Finn Ewe,
had quads again this year, but only two boys made it, perhaps due to their size and vigor. We had an unusual year, in general, with many RAM lambs, a few preemies, breech births and stillborn. All of this was very hard on the shepherds, but usually the ewes got a little treasure or two to take care of in the end.Lassi is brown piebald/HST. Bred to Stillmeadow738 NY69-0205 (Toivo), a black HST badgerface ram, they created these fabulous boys, a Badger HST (already promised away) and a black piebald.
Next we see a lovely ewe lamb I named Frowsy (for now). Her wild, puppy dog, glossy fur will later be replaced by nice lambswool, I have learned from past lambs. However, last year's lamb like this stayed incredibly soft and pitch black. Frowsy is out of LRO Nappylainen, a Holstein-styled piebald and Sulev, last years' black HST ram with TripleL genetics. She will likely go to Missouri.
LRO Sukka, brown ewe, produced this handsome HST ram with Toivo.
I had to show you his stylin' jacket before he outgrew it.