Lambing complete

Our final ewe, Anna, delivered her lamb this morning at about 4:10am.  Yup, just one lamb.  Her size fooled us into thinking she was having more that one, but she had one sturdy little ram lamb, he weighed in about 10.2 pounds.

 Once we helped the little guy in the right direction, he had no trouble latching on.

Once we helped the little guy in the right direction, he had no trouble latching on.

 We have had fairly nice weather here lately, but we had freezing rain and snow this morning.  So we have him tucked in with a little coat on.  The yellow and green one were wet from absorbing the birth fluids, so he ended up in pink.  Oh, well.  :-)

We have had fairly nice weather here lately, but we had freezing rain and snow this morning.  So we have him tucked in with a little coat on.  The yellow and green one were wet from absorbing the birth fluids, so he ended up in pink.  Oh, well.  :-)

For some reason, both of our little ram lambs have chosen to be born around 4'o clock in the morning on very cold mornings.  The little ewe lambs all came between 4:30 and 6:00 in the afternoon on lovely warm days.  Go figure.  

We are excited to have finished up our lambing this year, as we will now be able to go to the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend.  The Leicester Longwool Sheep Breeders Association (LLSBA) is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of Leicesters into the US.  It will be fun to be there to celebrate with them.