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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Smiling of lambs

The stress of Rosa's delivery on Tuesday overshadowed the joy of Elida Ruth's twins born without incident on Sunday night. There is nothing a shepherd likes more than arriving at the barn to two healthy lambs. She hadn't even gone off feed and her udder wasn't that big, so I was bit surprised. I find the first time mom's do not show all the same signs of pre-labor as the seasoned ewes.

With not a cloud in the sky, they got to sun all day in the orchard, along with Nellie Moser and her lambs. Audrey joined them since she is lame and carrying quite the load. Close your eyes, imagine that first day you felt the sun and your toes met the grass. I'm sure you leaped a little too, and wiggled, and smiled just like these little creatures.


Kathy said...

What precious little sweethearts. Thanks for sharing with us.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

The babies are just amazing and so so sweet! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Erica :)

Sharibbles said...

They are so cute! I love spring and all the baby animals...thanks for sharing!

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