Friday, 16 May 2014

Lambing over for another year

Today the very last of our lambs has been born, she seems to have had her legs crossed for well over a week now, but she finished us off with a lovely brown girl, so well worth the wait!

We started off with the blackies who lambed out on hill.

I lambed the texels (my original pet lambs) in one of the barns.  They were tupped at exactly the same time as the blackies but hung on a little longer, which meant quite a few needed help to enter the world.  Texel tend to have big heads as it is.  Faith, my niece was on hand to help one day!

I'm not so sure letting her loose with the Iodine was a good idea though!
I also lambed the Shetlands in the barn, they are so sweet, at one point we were 8 nil to the girls but the boys caught up in the end and we were 11/10.  They are so bouncy and like grease lightening!
And ultra cute!

Taylor liked this one.

I think Paul likes Maisie!  Shes daughter of my very first pet lamb Mia who is ery special and thinks she's a short alpaca.  Mia was very poorly after giving birth so Maisie has ended up on the bottle, which Mia quite likes as she still remembers how nice lamb milk is!!

This little tiny tot has to be one of my favorites, she's half a lamb!


Unknown said...

Great photos Debbie...I especially like Bouncy!

Shirley said...

Lovely set of photos. Faith will have plenty of stories to tell her school chums. Shirley & Robbie

Rosemary said...

But, if you are anything like me, you breathe a big sigh of relief when the last one is safely out!

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

The underfloor heating seems to work on Paul!

Judi B said...

So lambing's what's been keeping you from your blogging duties! I bet that Paul has been preparing dinner for when you get back exhausted!!??