Monday, February 7, 2011

Lambs are fun

We went to help Grandpa with the lambs. The ewe (female sheep) is really a good mama taking good care of her twins.  This year we are having lots of twins and triplets those mamas work hard keeping their bellies full.  The lambs look black now but in a few months will look more like their mother who is a Suffolk sheep. That means they will have black heads and legs and white neck and middle.  When the sheep has her lambs we put her in a small pen called a jug.  This will give the lambs some time to get stronger before they join a bigger group.

Some times the mama needs some help with her lambs.  We get to bottle a few lambs to help the mama.  This is fun - they really wiggle their tails.


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