Friday, April 22, 2011

13 Sheep and a LLama

Hildegard had a ewe lamb today. Right on schedule. Right day later cycle. You would think that I would be able to tell if a sheep isn't ready if it is 17 days to go. Maybe next time I will be better at judging if the sheep got pregnant the first time around. Mira and Hildegard were both right on schedule if you add 17 days onto when I thought the were going to deliver.

I just got so excited! It is amazing what you think you see when you want to. Anyway, she had her lamb at one something this afternoon. The only one to lamb in the afternoon and just barely. Hildegard picked the trees behind the barn to deliver as Annie did earlier.

Today, was the last day of fiber camp and I thought this might be the day for Hildegard so we listened and checked frequently. M. looked up in the trees a little before 2 and was the first to see the new white lamb. What a finale for fiber camp.

This lamb is fuzzy but not yet clean. Maybe the rain will finish the job. Can't wait to see her fleece up close --it looks different than the rest.

I am glad to be finished with lambing now I will have to find something else to worry about. All seem to be doing well. Now I will feel comfortable leaving for more than an hour or two.

Pictures tomorrow and more about fiber camp.

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