Shetland sheep have changed my life and touched my heart. They have brought me joy, adventure and serenity. Follow along as I live each day influenced by memories of my mighty flock of mini sheep ~ aided and abetted by "Bellamica", the English Shepherd,"Sable", my livestock guardian dog and "Hero" the rescue dog that stole my heart! You'll also meet many of the homeless dogs that I rescue and rehome as part of Bluff Country Canine Rescue.
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Triple the Fun...
*As always, click on any image to enlarge*
To ease Destiny and her triplets back into the flock gradually, I first let Alice and her triplets in with Destiny and her brood.
I think it would be fair to say that Destiny was less than thrilled to share her nursery with three "strange" lambs...
Alice was patient with her 3 year old daughter.
She knew that Destiny just needed time and confidence.
While we were waiting, I got a couple of pretty pictures of one of Alice's little girls:
This is "Duchess"
I love the close up with Alice's body as the background.
Eventually, Destiny's lambs decided that they wanted to come out of the barn.
Destiny watchfully escorted them out to meet their Grand dam...
This reminds me of a scene from "The Lion King"
Apparently, Alice approves.
Here, she's meeting her grandson, "Tumbleweed".
This is "Burdock"
And the Oh-So-Precious "Kiss"!
She's so delicate and sweet
Just like a little chocolate Kiss!
Today, both moms and their triplets are out in the main pasture with the rest of the ewes with lambs. Alice and Destiny get separated, once a day, for their grain ration (it's actually 'lamb creep feed') to keep up their condition while nursing triplets. I've never had to supplement any triplet born here.
"Hey! I don't think I got any special feed when I had triplets!"
I'm sure you did.
I would never not give my precious Dream
extra goodies when she's feeding three babies!
"Maybe I'll just have to have three babies again!"