Tuesday, April 17, 2012

We've Got Lambs!

I peeked out the kitchen window this morning as I started making coffee, checking out the sheep and listening to Goldie blatt through the open window.  ("Breakfast!  It's time for breakfast!  Sun's up!  Breakfast!")  Onyx was nowhere in sight, but that's not unusual.  Then I thought I heard a higher-pitched blatt - a lambie blatt.  I listened hard to make sure I wasn't imagining things...
Yes!
I hollered to Madman, grabbed the camera, pulled on boots, and bolted out the door.
Up in the pasture, on the other side of the shelter, I saw Onyx with a lamb beside her.  Wait, there were two lambs!!


 Twins!
We'd been joking that she was sure to twin, since she was as big as a house...

But then I realized I could still hear a lamb bleating - and it wasn't either of the ones I could see.

I walked back to the shelter, and found another lamb.


Holy shit!  Triplets!!!


 Now, I know I probably shouldn't pick favorites, but this one...


 We haven't determined sexes, yet, though the biggest one is a ram.  (You can't check private bits easily while you're madly clicking pictures.  And they're still new enough that they're a little slimy...)
I'll check later and report back.  I'm hoping the spotty one is a ewe.

So, our flock just about doubled itself overnight. 
Holy crap!

12 comments:

Winterhart said...

LAMBS! D'Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :D

Congratulations!!

BeckyinVT said...

CONGRATS!!

margene said...

They're adorable! I can see why you like the littlest with "her" white/black coloring.

Judy said...

Lambs! Wah-Hoo!

Becky said...

Oh, how wonderful! Congratulations! Snorgle the babies for me!

Helen Griffin said...

baa baa black sheep, have you any wool?
Yes, sir, yes sir, 3 Lambs full! I hope the mottled one is a ewe, too.

kmkat said...

Fabulous!

amy said...

Awww, soooo cute! Congrats to you and Onyx. She are all sooooo cuuuuuute!

Bullwinkle said...

awwwww! How sweet! Triple congrats! How much have they grown since I last checked in??

p.s. My sister says sheep were the highest maintenance thing she ever raised.

Angie said...

Oh my! They're so cute. All Three!!! of them! WOOOOT!

Laurie said...

Holy shit is right! Congratulations!

Tari C said...

Congrats on the babies.