As predicted, Martha the ewe had two new twin lambs. What was really cool was the births were at night, under the full moon last week. Now she is hanging out with the last ewe that gave birth a week before, in a kind of sheep daycare. For now, they have no interest in following the herd. Both mothers are getting extra moringa to fortify milk, and are doing an excellent job with their young ones! Congratulations Martha!
I love hanging out with them... who wouldn't? They lambs are so adorable as you can see them learning every second about their new world. These are actually very trustworthy. Last week's mother's lambs won't let me close. These, however, let me hold them gently to see their gender, until mother got nervous and made a sheepy grunt. They seemed to get the message. She'll tolerate me because I bring them water and extra feed but after that she's unsure. At least unsure enough to keep her kids close!
It's such a magical feeling to hang out with these mothers and their baby lambs. If we had newborn lambs every day, it would sure add something to the farm tours and farm stays!
Are their any ideas out there for some moon-themed names for the lambs?