Wednesday, December 19, 2018

First Lamb

The first lamb of this lambing season was born 2 days ago. Mom just brought him forward this morning to join the flock.

A boy, you heard right. Sigh. I wasn't looking forward to another ram. This guy is strong, active, and huge. And really pretty, so I might keep him as a back up ram just in case something happens to one of the other two. So I guess I'll need to think up a "ram name", rather than "Freezer Lamb #1". 


  1. The shepherd's dilemma - what to do about those boys! I'm kind of hoping for some nice bucklings this year. I've learned the hard way that having a backup never hurts. He certainly is handsome, though.

    1. I've seen too many others lose their primary ram or buck, thus losing their bloodline. So I've come to think that as long as I have the room and can afford to keep him, an extra stud is good insurance. So I've decided to keep this little guy.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. But I've decided to call him Chews......short for Rhamphorhynchus. How's that for a mouthful!