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Probably the last lamb.

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.I still can’t tell if Ella’s oldest daughter, Princess, is pregnant or not but I’m starting to think not. Which would make this little guy the last lamb of the 2019 lambing season. If you follow me on twitter, you know that this little dude is teeny tiny. He was maybe 1/2 to 2/3rds the […]
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YET MOAR LAMBS

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.Two more lambs have been born! Here’s the most recent lamb first, a wee dark ewe! She will probably have a dark chocolatey brown fleece when she grows up, rather than staying this silvery black color. The ram lamb is standing on the left, the ewe is the smaller lamb on the right. It is […]
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It’s LAMBING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.Awwww yeah, the Soay ewes have started lambing! Just look at their precious little faces! There are at least 3 and possibly 4 ewes left to go. One of the remaining ewes looks like she might be about to explode any minute.
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Lambing has started!!!

Ella has delivered twins for the third year in a row! Did she do it the night it was 50F? Of course not. She waited for the temp to hover near freezing. But also she is an excellent mother, so she got them both dry, warm, and fed post-haste. LOOK AT THIS LITTLE GIRL. Isn’t […]
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Probably the last two lambs

Of course, every time I say that, someone else has another lamb. But the last ewe left is the one in the place holder image… This little ewe lamb was born to the one ewe I legitimately wanted to have a ram lamb. Last year was the year of rams, this year it was nearly […]
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Baby Round Up!

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.I’ve gotten behind on lambs, mostly because I’m worried about one and didn’t want to post about her all excited and have her drop dead. But she keeps not dying, and I owe y’all pictures! PLUS NOW THERE IS BABY COW. This is the little ewe I’m worried about. She’s not getting very big very […]
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New Lamb! New Lamb!

This morning was sort of monumental, in that for the first time in 3 years I actually got to watch a Soay ewe give birth (I live-tweeted it, because of course I did). The Soay herd queen ran around eating breakfast with a sac of amniotic fluid hanging out of her, and didn’t get down […]
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The Soay Lambs Have Begun!

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.So I went out this morning and did my normal walk around while the husband mixed up buckets of feed, when a piece of shadow detached itself from the side of the hay bale… Turns out Ariene had given birth a little while before! This is such a special lamb — not just for her […]
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Baby Chicken Surprise

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.Life, uh, life finds a way… So we’ve had a broody hen. She was nesting on top of some dry leaves and wire, which was not ideal given that she started this endeavor during the polar vortex. I wasn’t really expecting her to hatch anything, and in fact have been debating when to forcibly break […]
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Welp, I have house goats

A little lamb with a white star on her forehead looks alertly at the camera while sniffing a person's finger in a search for cheerios.I didn’t want house goats. But I didn’t want dead baby goats either, and it was starting to look like those two desires were in conflict. Yeah so these two were actually born yesterday. I have dithered over whether to show them to you because their survival is dicey. This morning I brought them inside […]