Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Followed by Zaria's flashy, HST EWE lambs on Monday, 6/28.
The firstborn is moorit & white and the second twin is black & white.
I couldn't have asked for any better from my beautiful Zaria!
She never disappoints me.
What am I going to DO with all of this cuteness???
A big, solidly built, black boy with a splash of white on top of his head and the cutest little "Star" on his forehead:
And his black & white, Hst brother
with the most unusual facial markings I've ever seen on a lamb!
He's a nicely built, friendly, little guy too!
All the ewes and lambs are doing WONDERFULLY!
I am so proud of my girls. Not a single one needed any help delivering these gorgeous babies.
You've got to LOVE Shetlands!
"You Aint seen nothin yet!"
"Flash Dance and I are waiting until all the fuss dies down and then we'll have our babies when all of the attention can be properly focused on
ME er, us,
as it should be!"
She's not kidding folks, neither Dream nor Flash Dance has even started to get an udder! Both are looking nice and round but apparently not quite ready to have their babies.
That Dreamer! She always has to be the center of attention!
There should be some mighty pretty babies yet to come in the Bluff Country...
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Born to Bluff Country Angel and Bluff Country Zorro
on Sunday, June 27th. What an awesome ram lamb!
Unfortunately, I did his entire post on my OTHER BLOG!
Please hop over to my Backyard Chickens blog to read about 'Bear' and then,
check back here later today for news about Zaria's twin, HST ewe lambs!
Life is Good in the Bluff Country!
Even more so because my Beautiful Baby Girl is coming home
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Zodiak's twin ewe lambs:
"Bluff Country Daisy"
and her twin sister:
"Bluff Country Clover"
When I went out to take pictures of Zodiak and her little dolls this afternoon, I found Angel in labor!
More photos tomorrow...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Midwest has been wracked by violent storms over the past three weeks and the Bluff Country is no exception.
As I was walking out to check on the ewes and lambs the other day, I saw this awesome sky "above my big barn". It looked like streaks emanating from the roof of the barn. It lasted for at least a half hour.
Then the sun broke out and everything was enveloped in a golden glow.
I turned the expecting ewes out onto fresh pasture...
Not that they NEED any more to eat!
"Check this out! Mom says that in this picture, I don't even look pregnant! She seems to think that Zest is going to have her babies first and then Godiva. I wonder how she knows this stuff...?"
Trust me, when it comes to who's going to lamb and when, I don't know much of anything! But Zest does look like she's the closest, followed closely by Godiva. I'd say we've got maybe a week to go. And, yes, I was amazed at how trim Dream looked in that photo! It's some kind of fluke of angle and/or light though...she definitely looks VERY pregnant!
We're getting close, in the Bluff Country!
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sorry for the delay in this follow-up post but I've barely got time to Breathe!
Let's see...where was I again?
The ewes warning their lambs about the evil Sable...
More precisely, "Chance" checking out Sable before letting her daughters play with her!
First, "the approach". See Chance coming in from the bottom left.
(Sable sure does!)
Friday, June 18, 2010
Ahhhhhh! MUCH better.
Before long, the lambs got curious...
Notice Sable, avoiding eye contact.
"I'm no threat!"
Dixie Cup was completely enthralled.
Sable seems to have made a new friend!
Charm decided that she likes Sable too...
Alice even let her triplets check her out!
"I like my sheep!"
Tomorrow I'll post the pictures of Charm's Mom, "Chance" giving Sable a good, CLOSE going over. I guess she wanted to make sure that Sable passed inspection before allowing her to be Charm's friend. It was a HOOT!