Monday, March 30, 2009

Lucky thirteen and the last lamb for now

Raquel had her lamb early Thursday morning. The baby monitor that we had placed in the barn really did work. That first little "baby baa-aa-a" brought me straight out of bed about 4 a.m. I had worried since Raquel is our smallest Tunis ewe, but she had delivered her nice little ewe lamb all by herself.

If you look close, the little girl has a white tip on her tail. I think we will name her "Tippi" after Tippi Hedren, a movie star like her mom's namesake. Of course her tail tip will be gone soon, since she was banded yesterday.

We are pretty sure that is the lamb crop for now. Lilly and Grannie don't appear to be pregnant, so our count ended up 8 girls and 5 boys. Not bad for our ram, Ralph's first lambs.

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