Last week we started to get all kinds of warnings that we could possibly have a big spring storm hit us by the weekend. We stocked up on groceries and made sure that all was well with the critters. Friday night the rain started and the temperatures were starting to drop. We went to bed Friday night secure in the knowledge that all was well. Ha. At 1:45am on Saturday morning we woke up to the bleating of a new lamb. Sigh, our final ewe decided to deliver right on the cusp of the storm. We went out to see a beautiful little ram lamb with the most unusual markings.
We got Athena all set up in the jug and made sure that our new little man, whom we named Wickham, was nursing and ready to go.
Athena is a first time mama and Wickham was a little slower to start putting on weight than our other lambs this year. I was a little worried until I looked back on last year's data, and the lambs last year had the same growth rate when all the mama's were first timers. So he is doing great. We left him in the jug a couple of days because the other ewes, lambs and the llama were all staying in the loafing shed because of the storm. It was a bit crowded and we didn't want him to get run over. It wasn't long before Wickham and Georgiana discovered the best place to hang out and not get run over.