Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hazelnut's lambs

Hazelnut had her twins tonight. I went out to feed Desert and, out of habit, checked out the small shed in the far out pasture. I was really excited to see Hazelnut hanging over a baby and another behind her. This photo was taken half an hour later. The lamb on the front is a ram and the larger one at the rear is an ewe. Marc and I put up a set of panels and a rug over the panel to keep out drafts and the other sheep. Both lambs are healthy and drinking, so no worries there. I need to go out once more to make sure that the afterbirth comes out.

I had expected her or Columbian to deliver. Columbian has been fussing and was really uptight tonight. I think she was planning on using the shed. Hope she uses the large one.

Tor was over yesterday and told me that none of the goats are as near as I think. He did admit that they could drop babies, as soon as he drove out of the driveway - that happened last year.

Anyhow, I am glad to have babies that are alive and well. Now the name debate begins. I have decided to definitely go with desert plants and trees. I am thinking to use names like Organ Pipe Cactus for triplets, Prickly Pear and other names like that for twins. Will post nicer photos tomorrow and their names.


woolies said...

YAY!!! Babies!!!! :0)

Chris Size said...

Way-to-go!.....babies are finally coming. I am happy for if you need anything.