Saturday, March 9, 2013

And Then There Was One...

More sad news.  I went out to feed this morning, and found the second little twin ram lamb dead.  I'm not sure what happened, he wasn't acting sick yesterday at all.  *sigh*  What a rough year.  I had another moment of "I'm selling every animal on this place", but after a little while I decided I needed a plan.  Now that I have two purebred Southdown ewes (Darla and her lamb) and a ram, I am going to sell Bean and Barley (the crossbred ewes).  I do need to cut down on my numbers a bit, to make things more manageable now that feed costs are skyrocketing.  It makes sense for the crossbred ewes to go.  Does anyone want a couple ewes?  

And here are more pictures of Darla's ewe lamb.  I'm still trying to come up with a name.  Maybe Uno.  Or Lucky?  Just kidding.  I think.

































































I just love her. She's a pretty girl. 

5 comments:

Becky said...

I'm so sorry about the other ram lamb. :(
I think your plan sounds like a great one. Look at how gorgeous that ewe lamb is! She's getting so big!

Kim said...

Maybe you should name her Anna or Hanna meaning "favor, grace" or Eve or Eva meaning "life". Sorry for the losses. Hugs to you, Katie!

Kris said...

That's so sad. How is the ewe doing? I don't know what it is about this year so far, but there have been a lot of people having problems. The little ewe lamb is so pretty. She's pretty big too.

Jen said...

So Sad about the other lamb. I had a scare earlier this week with one of Stars bucklings, he almost died, I saved him... sharing on my farm blog later this week.

Shes a pretty girl....

Momma/Deb said...

I am so very very sorry about your little boy lamb.....what a bad year you've had hon. But, I dearly love your little Ewe...She is simply GORGEOUS! I think she is worth gold hon!! Lillabelle, Lilybell, Sapphire, Annabelle - all meaning beautiful. Take good care Katie and a kiss and hug to Darla and daughter! Love you, Momma

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