During our 1 a.m. lamb check we found…. not one, not two, but three little lambs snuggled together, licked clean and with their bellies full. Their very proud and efficient mama was lying close by, not the least bit ruffled from just having delivered triplets!
Apr 12 2016
I love how the middle one has pink ears, she does look (mom) in great shape after delivering 3 . Good goig
Quite placid considering…had them all dried off by the time we got out there. Two ewes and a ram…not bad!
Oh, how sweet and wonderful!!! Happy, happy spring!
More to come, but I’ll be very surprised if there are more triplets. A little nerve wracking actually…twins no problem, but three…oh my!
Can anyone spell CUTE? Oh my goodness, I wish I was closer so I could sit right down in the hay with them. I hope Mom got a really special breakfast. Thank you for sharing. 🙂
You are so welcome anytime Judy to sit in the straw with the lambs here…and yes, a nice bucket of molasses water right after delivery, which she greedily slurped up!
Wow, there’s a big one 🙂
Yes, the big one…a ram lamb , of course…probably opened the channel for the other two to slide out!
ThIs picture is so beautiful. I wish I lived closer so I could visit now, but I live in San Antonio. My sister, Donna, is taking a class there on the 23rd.
Really nothing cuter than newly born lambs…..I’m sure your sister will get to see them up close and personal. Lambs certainly beg to be cuddled though, don’t they!
How precious!! Can’t wait to visit you and your wonderful farm!
We’ll look forward to your visit…and as you can see, the numbers are growing!
What a good mama! Little ram looks very self-assured; I hope he will take up for the little ones. Or does it not work that way?
Hi Marian, The ram lamb is the largest and was the first born, opened the channel for the other two to slide out! The two smaller ewe lambs are feisty enough though!
Hard to stay out of the lambing pens and to get work done! Yes, very adorable, always!
Just beautiful ..
Not long ago someone asked if we ever tire of seeing lambs born here at the farm…..nope! Every year ( over 25 yrs) of breeding sheep and waiting for lambing season, we still respond the same way….delight!
Great to hear from you…a few more lambs to be born and then our nightly barn check will be done for the season…and maybe a bit more sleep! Best to you, denise
They. Are. Precious. And what a perfect symbol of spring and growth and hope for the coming year!
All so true, Kerry…and let’s not forget…MORE WOOL!!!
Wow!! Just goes to show what happy and contented animals you raise! And the quality of their yarn shows it.
Pampered ewes they are! With the triplets ( another three born to one ewe this morning) they appreciate a bit of help getting their babes cleaned up, not sure they would welcome the helping hands of humans so well if we weren’t working so intimately with them. And Amy….as I mentioned to Kerry….more scrumptious wool!
Two sets of triplets! Those ewes must be eating something mighty good. Strong mamas and lovely lamblets. Spring has arrived.
Yes, coming in threes over here at Fernwood…though I do believe the new ram ‘hero’ has something to do with the prolific numbers. I have been debating whether or not to keep him, he has a bit of ‘nasty attitude’ and not fun to work around!
wow – triplets! Mom’s eye look a little glazed – just wait until those lambs are racing around! She will have her hooves full. 🙂
Right you are…although she just may let them race about and use that time to get some rest herself! She is a very good mama…and another set of triplets this morning! Oh my.
More triplets? What’s in your water? 🙂
Two sets of triplets….I’ll leave the success to srong healthy mamas!
I meant strong!
I got it. 🙂
How adorable are they??? I am find myself picturing all the pretty colored yarn they will provide you with !!… they are just little baby skeins right now! :)))))
Baby skeins,love it! Hope you guys are well and that we’ll be seeing you north bound soon! Best to you! And….Happy,happy, spring!!
Spring at last! Just so sweet. Congrats to all!!
Thank you, Melissa! Rolling along at high speed…much to do to be ready for opening!