June 14, 2011

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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