The first spring lambs have arrived—triplets!
(Since most of our ovine hussies got pregant three months early and had their lambs in February, we only have 13 pregnant sheep this spring. We’ve never had such a light lambing load.)
Some ewes are calm and let the camera approach. But #2 is not quite so cooperative.
Here she is leading her babies away from the camera:
Hiding behind a tree:
Glowering at the camera, head lowered threateningly as her babies take a nap:
Finally, everyone is up and standing still.
Yesterday’s winds have died down, and the sun is shining. #11’s been in labor too long, so I’m off to help Melissa and Mary corral the old girl and give her a hand.
This past winter is just a really bad memory. Today’s a lovely day on Rising Moon Farm.