Our neighbors' Dorper ewe had her lamb last night, and I feel just slightly less proud than they do right now, because I am the one who gets to watch and feed these guys when their owners are away on vacation. So I've of course developed something of an attachment, and watched this pregnancy as it has developed.
I headed down to their pasture as soon as I got the call about the new lamb, and just stood around enjoying watching the new mother and her little one together for awhile. The weather has been mild and so this has been a perfect time for this ewe to lamb; a few weeks ago it was so cold I think it would have been a lot harder on everyone because the nighttime temperatures were so cold.
Not sure if they are going to keep him/her or not, but we've offered to buy it (and another one which is due later this week) so we will see what happens. I would love to have a couple of sheep down in our pasture for brush control and general bucolic cuteness. Here's a pic of the little one, standing up and looking good!
It's always a happy thing when new life comes into the world, and so I can truly say today's a good day in the neighborhood!
|Dad wanted his pic taken, too, so I obliged.|