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...
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!!
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.