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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Lamb is Born—Finally!

with Sue Weaver, Hobby Farms Contributing Editor

Ewe and lamb
Photo by Sue Weaver
Mom and Dad woke up this morning to find Ursula and her new lamb.

Ursula really fooled Mom this year! She still looked just like in the second picture of yesterday's post when Mom and Dad went to bed last night. Mom checked Ursula at 1:00 a.m., but there were no changes and Ursula was calmly chewing cud. Then when Mom went out at 6:00 a.m., the lamb was already born!

Ursula’s lamb is a tiny, black girl with lots of white markings on her face. Mom named her Dixie Moon after a line in old song she likes (“Heart of the Night” by Poco). She’s cute. Ursula’s udder didn’t fill out a bunch until the lamb was already born and several hours old. So much for birthing signs in advance!

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Wow, the miracle of life--how exciting!
Kelly, Fairgrove, MI
Posted: 11/29/2011 6:54:40 PM
So cute, and doesn't look too big to handle! Since you have so many different animals on the property, if you could only choose between goats and sheep, and you had physical limitations like I do, would sheep be better?
Kamia, 2000 Cow, 20 people land, MO
Posted: 10/8/2011 6:43:45 PM
Jennifer, Oregon, WI
Posted: 6/20/2011 7:27:39 AM
Yay congrats on the new little one. She sure is cute
Jen, Warkworth, ON
Posted: 6/19/2011 2:47:18 PM
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