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My first lamb babies! Mama was looking big with a nice udder for the last couple weeks. I checked on her this morning - doing her thing, eating her breakfast. I checked two hours later: 2 babies on the ground, almost dry, nursing and walking around! So proud of mama. These babies seem so much bigger but also more stable? developed? than my goat babies last year. Love them! Mom is a Barbados; dad is a dorper/katahdin cross. They didn’t get too much of daddy’s white coloration, but they have the nice happy tail. One boy, one girl.
 

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My first lamb babies! Mama was looking big with a nice udder for the last couple weeks. I checked on her this morning - doing her thing, eating her breakfast. I checked two hours later: 2 babies on the ground, almost dry, nursing and walking around! So proud of mama. These babies seem so much bigger but also more stable? developed? than my goat babies last year. Love them! Mom is a Barbados; dad is a dorper/katahdin cross. They didn’t get too much of daddy’s white coloration, but they have the nice happy tail. One boy, one girl.
Awwwwwww!!! I love the colors!!! Especially that brownish red and I always love a black sheep....maybe because I identify as such. :D =D

More pics! We lovum some baby sheeples. :love These hair sheep are some tough little animals, which is one reason I love them so much.
 

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Awwwwwww!!! I love the colors!!! Especially that brownish red and I always love a black sheep....maybe because I identify as such. :D =D

More pics! We lovum some baby sheeples. :love These hair sheep are some tough little animals, which is one reason I love them so much.
They’re so at peace...I’m envious (and I hear you - fellow member of the ‘black sheep club’. :)
 

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Don't you just want to snuggle them and never put them down? I have to hold myself back from trying to snatch up a lamb and just bury my face in the fur.
Isn’t this what everyone does? Should I NOT be snuggling them and breathing in the new-lamb-y goodness?!?!? How does anyone restrain themselves?
The mama is my friendliest ewe, so she’s coming up for her own share of cuddles. Hasn’t been out off by my “interference” at all!
 

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Isn’t this what everyone does? Should I NOT be snuggling them and breathing in the new-lamb-y goodness?!?!? How does anyone restrain themselves?
The mama is my friendliest ewe, so she’s coming up for her own share of cuddles. Hasn’t been out off by my “interference” at all!

My current lamb has a mama that's none too friendly so she gets a little antsy if I handle her baby for too long. Plus, I have a 5 mo. old LGD that is watching and will happily repeat what I do....monkey see, monkey do, so I want her to learn to keep a respectful distance from the lambs.
 

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MORE BABIES! Two more ewes delivered. One more set of twins and a big singleton.

We have unusually cold weather coming to Texas shortly (around 0). They all have good shelter. They were all running about happily in the 30s today. Lots of dry bedding. They should be fine, right? Not used to this weather here!
 

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Congratulations on your first lambs! How exciting! Beautiful babies, you are now officially addicted to sheep! LOL

I have 16 new lambs, right with you on the bad weather. Main thing is shelter , plenty of hay and water. I get my wagon, 2 buckets and DH runs the stove for boiling water. I pour it in the sheep water buckets on top of the ice. They can get a drink. I repeat it in the evening. I break ice during the day. Not any fun, but we only have a week of this stuff.

I break ice for the horses, they usually don’t need the boiling water. Dogs, chickens and sheep get the preferred treatment LOL.
 

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