Sunday, March 20, 2011
Take a look at poor Acorn:
She is sooooo totally pregnant. I've been expecting her to lamb for five days now, checking every few hours all daylong, then twice at night and waking up extra early too.
And still, nothing. Except an uncomfortable ewe with a "What are YOU looking at?" expression on her sheepy face.
It appears that the old adage is true: A watched sheep never lambs
Acorn is our friendliest ewe. Also the ewe that has had the most "issues". We had to assist in her first lambing (two lovely twins!) and in her second (one 11 pound ram lamb with enormous horn buds) and then she was cast, developed a case of dry mastitis, a cut that happened at the peak of fly season (luckily she did NOT get flystrike). We gave her a lambing break last year but now here she is: huge and miserable all over again.
Hopefully, this will be an easy spring for the old gal.
As some of you might know, we drastically reduced our flock last year. Well, truth is, we'd planned to quit with sheep altogether. But we're just too attached to these old girls.
Here's current flock:
Matriarch Copper (she's 12 now!), young ram, Ewok, and flighty gal Penny. And of course, our dear Acorn (pictured and pictured and pictured above)
But any day now, this little flock will expand.
Posted by Perri at 10:14 AM