There has been lots of excitement over here on Ranch Dossey. We have been waiting for my only people-sweet sheep to have her baby. She is also pretty old so I wasn’t sure she’d make it through delivery. We aren’t really experienced sheep people so she’s been in her single pen for over a week…we woke up on Tuesday morning to twins!! Very unexpected. Since momma is so sweet and not skiddish like most of our other sheep we are able to get in the pen and pet the babies without her being stressed out. I thought it would be a good time to get my girls involved in the care of animals around here. The did paper, rocks and scissors to decide who would choose their baby first. Olivia won out and chose the little girl. She is by far the smallest and skinniest baby lamb we have had so we are watching them close.
Without further ado…the newest additions to our family, Bella and Candycane:
My girls are so excited. They told me that if they weren’t in their room in the morning when I work up it was because they were out checking on their babies. Here is how I found them in the morning:
We are having to watch the two of them pretty closely. The old lady isn’t the best momma evidently. I had to bottle feed them twice today to be sure they are getting enough. Always an adventure…
PS. Be watching for sweet Easter lamb portraits in the next 2 weeks.