Saturday, May 10, 2008


Lambing season is over here on Maggie’s Farm. WoooHOOOO!

We can sleep again. We can think of something else every now and again, though really, who can think of anything else, with a pasture of boingy, springy lambs to watch?

Louise had a long-legged moorit gray ram lamb (Connor) on Tuesday. And just yesterday, Copper had a truly humongous white ewe lamb named Cedar. Cedar had some mecomium staining, probably due to her humongous size. Perhaps she was slightly overdue (rare in sheep). Perhaps she had trouble squeezing through; after all, she is week-old size, easy. Whatever the case, she seems to have suffered no ill effects and she is lively and chunky and much like every other lamb Copper's ever produced.

So, now there are eleven. And that does it.

7 ewes, 4 rams.

And a variety of colors too:
4 white, 1 apparently solid moorit, 2 moorit gray, 3 black gray, 1 moorit spotted.

We had one casualty, Leela’s badgerfaced moorit ram lamb, due (I think) to a breech birth in the wee morning hours.

All in all, we had a great, though often hair-raising time. And are we ever glad to be on the other side of it! Checking the sheep every few hours for days at a time does get to you after a while.

We’ll be posting detailed information on our Maggie's Farm website in the next few days. Hopefully, by then, we’ll know who is going to stay on the farm and who is for sale. If you are looking for icelandic sheep with excellent build and fleece, check us out.

But for now, here are a few pictures of our new little flock:


Christy said...

Congratulations on being done! They are all beautiful babies.

Jenn said...

Congratulations! I hope you can get some sleep now!