Honeycomb lambed today – a very quick delivery! Evelyn had just checked on her at 2 p.m. and when I went out at 4 p.m., there were two little lambs standing under her drinking! Apparently they didn’t need any help!
Then Apple and her lambs got up from their afternoon snooze.
For a moment it looked as though Apple had quadruplets.
But they sorted themselves out in not too long.
Honeycomb is a little too friendly for photographing.
Cleaning her daughter up… The little ram lamb has ears like his Daddy! Congratulations, Marie-Pier, on your correct guess!
And one of Honeycrisp, just because she was looking so cute!
Apple surprised us yesterday evening by lambing! We thought she was due in three weeks, but I guess we were wrong.
We needed to help the first lamb since it was coming out nose first instead of feet first, but the second arrived pretty smoothly and we just gave it a little helpful pull.
Honeycrisp is a pound smaller than Gala, but both sisters seem to be doing fine so far.Black Currant looks huge now! Will they make good playmates?
And the cat actually didn’t get into the pictures this time… because the sheep usually chase her out of their stall!
Our purebred Finnsheep, Honeycomb, is due to lamb in about a week or so! We wanted to get some pictures of her, so Evelyn and I headed out to the barn.
Blackberry and Currant were easy to lead out.
Aren’t I cute?
The warm, sunny day made for a frisky lamb!
And of course, the cat had to come inspect.
Timid little Apple didn’t want to leave the barn even to get some corn.
But our subject for today was Honeycomb. With a little coaxing, she followed Evelyn out of the barn and was rewarded with some corn.
After a while, Honeycomb got curious and ventured farther.
She certainly looks pregnant! How many lambs do you think she’ll have? And will they be ewe lambs or ram lambs? (Just a hint, Finnsheep normally have more than one lamb at a time, though not always.)
Hey, what about me!?
Abigail Marie Frazer
Born: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:28 p.m.
Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz
Congratulations Nathanael and Samantha! We are praising the Lord for the new little life He has entrusted to you. You are in our prayers as you strive faithfully to bring up your little daughter in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Lambing season is just around the corner. Our friendly, people-oriented Blackberry is due first – perhaps as early as next week!
How many lambs do you think she’ll have? And will they be ram lambs, ewes lambs, or a combination? Tell us what you think in the comments below!