It's amazing to me to see each ewe taking turns as the "babysitter". The sitter watches the lambs while the others enjoy the grass or have a long drink of water at the trough. One will spell the other and the process begins again.
While I sit and watch the goings-on I have noticed the boys in their pen. At times I see the wethers and Loki running the fenceline just begging to be let in with those babies to show them what running is really all about. Then I will see Loki, his head gently resting on one of the wires of fencing and looking my direction, batting his eyes. What a ham. "No one's paying any attention to me and I should come first!" I go over and scratch his chin through the fenceline. "Later, Lok-ster. I promise."
Here are a few photos our friend Lois, from Stonehaven Farm, took as she came through on her way to the hospital on the reservation. More will follow...I have finally figured out a better way to load them to the blog.
A kiss for the shepherdess
Lacey and her two, ewe and ram, lambs
Lacey's pretty ewe lamb
Ring around our Mum! (Amanda and her triplets)
Oooo.....wht's inside here?
Proud father, Jehovah's Skeld Loki
These are just a few photos. It seems when I take my camera down to the barn I either have nose prints on the lens or the lambs are running so fast it's hard to get good shots in even with the "Sports" setting.
And, if you get a chance, please stop by my sheep-friend Michelle's blog. Michelle lost the ewe to a beautiful little ram this morning. I know her heart is hurting very much over the loss of her Brava - one of her first Shetland sheep. She could use some "hugs" right now. Thanks.