Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's a Boy! It's a Girl! It's Twins!!!


Marybelle looks on in wonder...do you think she knows she's next?

It started like any other morning. 5 am and I couldn't sleep, so I got up, played on the computer a bit, then went out to do chores. Bessie's udder had been a wee bit fuller and tighter the night before, but not so much as to cause alarm and a sleep over inside the barn. And since shew as still in one piece and hungry for her flake of alfalfa as I tossed everyone their breakfast, I didn't give her another thought as I came inside for me own nourishment.

A lot can change in two hours when it comes to sheep. Breakfast finished, I headed back out and what did I hear? A very faint, sheepish baaa met my ears. I picked up the pace and headed to the stall where two newborn lambs were wobbling about and wondering why they'd been dumped from nice, snug, warm home and were now shivering in the cold air.

I had a couple of towels there waiting for their arrival, so I grabbed one and briskly toweled off the lamb closest to me. Bessie has lambed twice before, giving me three ram lambs. Taffy, the other dairy ewe we had, only gave us ram lambs as well. So when I looked underneath this lamb wrapped in the towel I was not at all surprised to see that this, too, was a ram lamb.

I reached over to the second lamb to give it a brief rub, lifted it up and...hey! It's missing the boy parts! Could it be I've finally gotten my ewe lamb? And from my beloved Bessie, at that? Oh, joyohjoyohjoy!!!



Bessie's little girl.

Darling will name the ewe lamb, but y'all get to offer your suggestions for the ram. He's the guy under the heat lamb in the top photo. Big droopy ears just like his daddy. What do you think we should call him?

17 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

They are both so precious and adorable. Thanks for sharing their first pictures.

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Lambs are the cutest little critters. One sold at the auction about 1 day old, a bummer for 5.00. I would have bought it but Bob grabbed my arm. They had him in a blanket in a box. I would name this little droppy eared boy Valentino.

Sarah said...

Oh how wonderful!!! I love seeing the new babies!!! Darling!!!

CTG Ponies said...

Congratulations!! I'll have to think about a suitable name. What is dad's name?

Tracey said...

Heh...Darling named dad a few years ago...he was so much like the Pokey Little Puppy that that's what he was named :)

Now, just to get y'all a bit more motivated here...I will be offering a prize to the winner!

Linda said...

How sweet. A prize? Wow. I'll have to think about it and come back. This will be fun.

Sully said...

We had a male goat named Mo. It fit him, but I don't see that one being a good name.

Major Rambunctious

That is my silly suggestion. I like BIG names for cute animals. I have a dog named Captain Charles Augustus. We call him Charlie.

Lady Of Chaos said...

How about Bob?

Sorry lol, I have that song 'Bob you head' running through my head and I just pictured that little sheep bobbing his head and those ears flopping around....

Judy and Bob said...

Adorable! Since twins was a surprise, kinda like the surprise found inthe bottom of a Crackerjack box, how about Crackerjack, Cracker Jack or just Cracker for a name?

Ms. Humor said...

They are so CUTE!!! We just got 5 bottle lambs...

Hmmm.... Names....

Romeo and his Eweliets...
Shawn the Sheep(from Wallace and Gromit)
or just plain Floppy.

Jeanette said...

awwwweee - you got color and a ewe lamb too! How nice, do you do anything with their wool?
A name...hummm...Zippy.
One of each...I always liked the little ram lambs...they are so much more friendly and personable. That is until they know they are little men and then they get to learn manners!
Will his ears perk up any or will they stay floppy?
Thank you for the pictures! Now it can be Spring! Your lambies are here!!!

froglander said...

How about Droopy in honor of his ears?

Or Samson. Or Pikachu (however you spell it). Or Fred.

Can we have another pic of him?

Very cute :)

Callie said...

Congrats! On the babies! Pink and Blue!

froglander said...

Wait a sec, he looks brown in the pic? Brown like a tumbleweed? You could name him Henry, after Darling's tumbleweed from Burns, lol.

Shirley said...

Never tried naming a lamb before, but looking at the other names your sheep have I'd suggest something country, like Abe, or Jethro, or JimBob! I kinda like Jethro.

Gecko said...

Adorable! How about Shaun for a name??? =D

Nikki said...

Congrats on the twins. I like the name Tucker.