Monday, December 28, 2009
I went out at 12 noon for a lamb watch and there she was, in a perfect spot, pawing the ground and baaing at nothing. This was more like a painful baaing, not the baby-talk I so often hear. Now I know why - she birthed a huge, black, Merino/BFL ram lamb, even bigger than Loki. Mom and baby, Nicholas, are doing fine. Nicholas is a little tired after being squeezed out a tunnel too small for such a big boy. Mom is chowing on hay big time. Good thing I never fed her an ounce of grain or corn. I don't know how she could have passed a lamb any bigger. I better knit some big coats real quick. Most of the lambs so far are way too tiny for these big singles I'm having. They'll be fine if I have any twins, which could happen any minute. Six lambs in the barn so far: Luna, Loki, Mary Magdalene, Joseph, Dina, and Nicholas. Any name suggestions? I'll need a few more!