I had a surprise this morning when I went out to feed the sheep. I thought Goldie would be next, but I was way off.
That's Tiny with her brand new lamb. And literally brand new - she's about 15 minutes old in this picture, and already on her feet. (When you're born to be prey, learning to walk as soon as possible is a really big deal. Learn to run, live to breed.)
I'd really thought Goldie would be next, and that Tiny would be last, judging by their relative tummy and udder bulges.
Tiny looks like she's going to be a good mama. She was licking and licking and licking this lamb, getting it all cleaned up. At one point, the lamb got herself dirty, and Tiny sighed and started over...
It was hard to tear myself away, but it was NH Sheep and Wool today, and my daughter and I needed to hit the road. (This is my Mother's Day treat every year - my girl takes me to NH S&W and we have a wonderful day ogling all the colors and textures and magic.)
So Happy Mother's Day, all, from all of us here including the newest mother, Tiny.