March 25, 2016

Little lambs eat ivy...wait, what?

We have lambs!  So many lambs!


Lambing season this year started with triplets.  Momma doesn't have quite enough for all three, so I am supplementing one of the lambs twice a day.  I do love having a bottle lamb, they're so much fun!

Ivy "helping" me bottle feed Samantha. She enjoys watching the lambs play with each other. :)


Those first lambs were born on March 12th, and since then we've had 3 single lambs, and the rest are twins.  Our current lamb total is 20.  !!!  So, so exciting!  We have 4 ewes who haven't lambed yet, and then we are done.  The Lord has truly blessed our flock this year!  I'm especially happy that there have been no dead lambs so far.


Aren't the speckles on this lamb's nose darling?  So sweet.

Now we just need to find time to put ear tags on everyone so we'll know who belongs with who.  They're all starting to look alike at this point!

How has your spring been so far?
Any baby animals at your place?
I want to know!

p.s.
The title of this post is from a song, in case you wondered. *smile*

14 comments:

  1. This post is just the epitome of cuteness.

    I love the photos of you feeding the lamb with Ivy in the carrier: that's exactly how I want to be if I ever have babies someday. :)

    We actually do have some little creatures around the farm. One calf born a week ago and another born this very morning! Both of their mothers have very similar markings and they had the same sire, so they look very much like twins!

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    1. Aww, sweet little calves! I just love this time of year, so many baby animals! :)

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  2. Haha....Oh Tasha, your title made me laugh--especially considering yesterday's conversation regarding "Ivy" ;) Haha...just love the photos!

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  3. I can't say that my past experiences with sheep have been especially pleasant, but these little ones are adorable! We've been having goat babies at our place recently, with one set each of triplets and twins in the past two weeks and four more does due shortly. Your little Ivy looks absolutely precious, and I love seeing the new pictures! Best wishes to you and your family!

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    1. I'm sorry your experience with sheep hasn't been the best! Goat kids are so cute! I'm not particularly fond of goats, but only because they like to escape. lol!
      Ivy is definitely precious. We love sharing the whole sheep experience with her. :)

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  4. What cuties!

    Ivy will grow up to be a great little shepherdess.

    We have had 4 lambs (1 set of twins and 2 singles) born so far, and goat kids coming out are ears, with many more on the way. Our Shetland sheep "Puddin" that lost her first lamb last year thanks to our goat ramming her, lambed last night. The big ram lamb was completely breech. I have never been so thankful in all my life that God gave me little hands, and praise God they both survived, because I didn't know what I was doing.

    Kimberly

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    1. Indeed she will! I love it!! :D

      Oh goodness - nice work on getting that lamb out! It's a bit scary when you have to go in and help and you're just like "I have no idea what I'm doing, but here we go...". I'm so glad they are both doing well!

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  5. What a darling new flock has appeared this March! Glad to hear that all are doing well, including little Ivy. Yes, I do remember that little jingle.."Mares eat oats and Does eat oats, and little Lambs eat Ivy.. A kid will eat Ivy too, wouldn't you?" My Mom used to sing that song when I was little sometimes.

    Happy Easter, Tasha!!

    PS Is Alex and Sarah's baby here yet?

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    1. It's a cute little song! :)

      We just got your delightful Easter package in the mail! Thank you so much for thinking of us!

      Yes, Alex and Sarah's baby arrived February 3rd, two months early. Little Alexander (or Xander, as we call him) is doing so well and came home from the hospital about a week ago! I have some darling pictures of Ivy meeting him for the first time that I will be sharing in my next post!

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  6. Awww! Too cute! Ivy and lambs shouldn't be allowed into one post, because its just cuteness overload! It really should be illegal! :) It will be fun to see how many lambs you end up with this year.

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  7. Oh, my goodness! An abundance of Lambkins *and* a new nephew. Exciting, indeed, and praise God for healthy births!

    Ivy is adorable as she "helps" you feed little Samantha. So much cuteness going on here....

    Have a blessed Resurrection Day! He Is RISEN!!!

    God bless,
    ~R~

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  8. Very nice post, Tasha! I love the title/song reference. So wonderful to see you and your family enjoying each other and your life together. XOXO

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