The sheep pasture is still a dreadfully muddy mess, but the sheep are enjoying the warmer temperatures and I have seen lots of frisky playfulness emerging in them. They chase and play sometimes when the weather is better. I had a chat with Miss Marshmallow, who said that she was really pleased that the water trough wasn't freezing any more at night.
Yes, Miss Marshmallow, you are beginning to look like your namesake...fluffy, white, and ROUND!
Speaking of round, here are the goat mothers-to-be! (Marshmallow is not pregnant, in case you're wondering.) This is Puffin, more recently nicknamed "Miss Puffiness" and she is the most rotund of the four does.
Not to be outshined, the lovely Misses Lotus and Opal are also bulging a little...
...but really they were more interested in practicing their synchronized goat lick devouring tricks.
But really, I know why you're here. You're looking for pictures of the lambs, aren't you?! Well, I shall not disappoint you if that is what you're looking for, because even I can't get enough of these cute little bundles of fleece. Some little lambs are trying to hide. This is Aurora, who for some reason adores hanging out in this corner of the pen.
Here is Branwyn testing out her mother as a climbing toy.
She's not sure if she wants to go down this way...
...so instead she turns around and heads up front again. Corsica is a great mom and doesn't seem to mind at all.
Here are the three house lambs who are now out in their own special pen where they can see, and touch noses with, the other lambs. I will put them outside hopefully later this week when the pasture is less muddy. They are still being bottle fed, but out in the barn rather than in the house. Unfortunately a chicken was sitting on Bond's coat and made it all messy. Bond still seems to get cold more easily than the two ewe lambs, even though they are smaller than he is. I wonder if it's because he had such bad hypothermia.
Here's Aurora when she isn't hiding in her favourite triangular corner. She is really growing fast!
Finally, here is Leslie's ewe lamb. Don't forget to enter the naming contest for her on my last blog post! She is also growing fast and, in my opinion, she's strikingly beautiful. I can't wait to see her fleece change as it matures and see how much it silvers. Branwyn shows no sign of silvering so she may keep the darker colour, but this ewe lamb (to be named on Tuesday!) is definitely going to be a spinner's fleece! She also has a really long body and long legs too. From my viewpoint (which is very much in the learning stages), she has excellent conformation.
Who cares about conformation though, when she's so cuddly!
Have a great week!