As promised, a surprise contest for today!
Brigget’s ewe, Sunday, delivered healthy twins, a ewe and a ram. Both are black, and the ram lamb already has little horn buds! A bit too dark to get a good picture of them, but rest assured that by next week I’ll have some good shots for you. You won’t believe how quickly the horns on an icelandic ram can grow! The photo above is of Brigget and the little ewe lamb. Go ahead, everybody say “Aaaaahhhhh”! (Of course, they’re not as cute as my lambs, right? But pretty darned close.)
Sunday is such a good mamma! This is her first time lambing, and twins were not expected as she was pretty tiny around the tummy, unlike the older, wiser girls pictured below.
Here are, from left to right, Fiola, Hulda, Cinnamon and Brekka. Can you believe how wide Brekka is? Last year she lost her twins and was so unhappy. Hopefully she’ll have a successful delivery this year. Brigget is hoping all that weight is from the babies and not the taxes Brekka has been collecting.
Did you notice that Hulda has horns? Both ewes and rams can grow horns in the icelandic breed.
Meanwhile, back on the farm… The Baron and Orhen are a full week old today. Taffy has relaxed and they trot about without her becoming terribly anxious. Today they were practicing being rams. Head down, rock your weight back over your hindquarters and…
Boys will be boys, eh?
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