Wednesday, March 28, 2007

As promised, a surprise contest for today!


But first, check out the nominees for the 'coveted' Booger Blog Award! Either click, or scroll down to below the duckies and my whining about not getting breakfast. Clicking may be quicker.

Now...guess what happened out at Brigget's house last night? Lambs!


Brigget's ewe, Sunday, delivered healthy twins, a ewe and a ram. Both are black, and the ram lamb already has little horn buds! A bit too dark to get a good picture of them, but rest assured that by next week I'll have some good shots for you. You won't believe how quickly the horns on an icelandic ram can grow! The photo above is of Brigget and the little ewe lamb. Go ahead, everybody say "Aaaaahhhhh"! (Of course, they're not as cute as my lambs, right? But pretty darned close.)



Caption Contest!


Sunday is such a good mamma! This is her first time lambing, and twins were not expected as she was pretty tiny around the tummy, unlike the older, wiser girls pictured below.



Here are, from left to right, Fiola, Hulda, Cinnamon and Brekka. Can you believe how wide Brekka is? Last year she lost her twins and was so unhappy. Hopefully she'll have a successful delivery this year. Brigget is hoping all that weight is from the babies and not the taxes Brekka has been collecting.


Did you notice that Hulda has horns? Both ewes and rams can grow horns in the icelandic breed.


Meanwhile, back on the farm... The Baron and Orhen are a full week old today. Taffy has relaxed and they trot about without her becoming terribly anxious. Today they were practicing being rams. Head down, rock your weight back over your hindquarters and...


Charge!

Boys will be boys, eh?

Now, you've got two things to do. Vote for your favorite Booger Blog, and give me a caption!

13 comments:

Conni Lu said...

Tracey, Thanks for stopping by my blog Simply Quilted and leaving a comment. I was going to send you a reply via email but leaving a little message here since I didn't find your address. I hope you're having a great day. :) Conni Lu

Becky said...

How about "Mamma loves ewe!" Hehehe!

Vicki said...

I want to be neighbors with you and Brigget. My Mom and Dad have two small black goats. Bubba and Sissy. They live in a small rural town in Oklahoma and are now moving to my grandpa's ranch to help him out. They have to get rid of the goats. Know anyone around Oklahoma that wants black goats? I don't know what kind they are.. small.. black and Bubba has horns. Their eyes are yellow and creepy

Lady Of Chaos said...

Oh they are sooo CUTE!!!! Don't know if they're cuter than your lambs... That's a close call. :)

For a title: Mamma Kisses or Sheep Kisses...

What can I say I got lots of kisses today (maybe they were appologizing for yesterday) when I fed this morning.

Rachelle

Dan said...

You and your friend are so lucky to be living among animals like this. I live among animals too, but they're mostly the human kind.

I'm bad with captions but I'll try voting on my favorite!

RoseMary said...

Babies, babies everywhere. Those lambs are darling. Spring is such a great time of year!

KELLY FISHER said...

Tracey - I am coming for a visit! ha! Gotta see these babies in person! Where the heck do you live? LOL

Tracey said...

LOL, Kelly! You and about a dozen other people. All I need is to build the bunkhouse. You'll need to buy a lot of soap from me before I can afford that =)

Dan...I deal with animals of the two legged variety as well!

KELLY FISHER said...

Tracey - my email address is kelly.fisher@hfbc.org

Pecos Blue said...

great pics lots of ahhss from here in the dessert. Thanks.

Alpicks Treasures said...

You are such a busy lady I dont kow how you have time to blogg, but good for you. Love all your new babies.

Dorky Dad said...

I can't write a caption here because I think Becky wins. That one is just too perfect for me to beat.

Sharon Lynne said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures!