Tuesday, April 19, 2011

More lamb pics

Today is my 40th birthday, and I spent most of the afternoon out in the pasture watching lambs pronk and bounce and run. It was defiantly my kind of birthday. We got the second paddock's fence re-stretched and ran electric rope on the top and mid-way down to try and stop enthusiastic sheep from finding ways out.
This is Yoko, Ruthie's little ewe, she's black/gray with lots of phaelomelanin in her fleece..hence the brownish spots on her knees and around her neck.
These are Letisha's two boys. I haven't named them as they're probably going into the freezer.
Yakov, Ada's "little" ram. He was 12 1/2lbs at birth...I think...I got up at 3:30a.m. after getting home at midnight...and I had a few Smirnoff's in me..hence the name Yakov....The scale wasn't very easy to see...but I'm pretty sure it was between 12 and 13...Ada's single from last year was 13 too...and I had to pull her as well...Her singles are just HUGE...and she struggles with them...but wow, he's gorgeous, isn't he?
This is the other little ewe I got this year, Yasmina. She is out of Rita. Rita's babies tend to be small, I'm hoping she'll catch up as she gets older..maybe she'll just be a late bloomer.
Yoshi, the monster. He's HUGE, gorgeous solid black fleece and absolutely magnificent conformation. Not only that, but, he's a big baby who loves to be scratched under her chin..already. Most lambs are a little more standoffish...he's totally extroverted and into everything...poor Darlin' is always out looking for him because he takes off with the other lambs to go exploring.
Rita's other lamb, Yoyo...He's named that because he's always on someones back sleeping...and he's a leaper...I mean..I'm amazed at the amount of air this little boy gets.
This is Yoko and her brother Yuri. Yuri is leaping up in the air, he's a nice black/gray boy and he and Yoko are always hanging out with Yoshi.
It's a nice lamb crop this year, a LOT of color...I'm hoping that next year we're ewe heavy and have the same quality in them as we've gotten in these rams.

9 comments:

Gayle said...

I just love the curly hair. Such a pretty breed of sheep. So will you be shearing everyone and using the wool this year or do you raise purely for meat? Glad you are through the birthing process successfully.

Stace said...

They will be being sheared...hopefully the wool won't sit in bags like the other 2 shearings...I'd really like to get it processed and made into actual yarn this year.

Chai Chai said...

Isn't Yoshi a little you to be confirmed? Heck, I don't even remember him getting baptized.

Our sheep are miniature versions of yours but they are supposed to be able to lamb without my help.

Love the story about Yakov's name, hope you keep him and Yoshi both.

Stace said...

hehehehe...lol...thanks for catching that chai chai...sometimes I hate spell check.

NancyDe said...

They're beautiful! I am anxiously awaiting my last lambing for a few months here....

TeresaR said...

Happy 40th birthday, Stace!! I swear if we get lambs, it's all your fault.

Stace said...

Thanks Teresa...I'm going to package up a couple and send them to you...they're great entertainment :)

Delia said...

we once had two meat goats. We named them Sunday Dinner and Christmas Feast. .. just to remind us to not get too attached.

TeresaR said...

No, no...please keep them...I insist! LOL! At least until we get good fencing up.