We love having sheep on the farm. Our 12 year old raises them, but we all love them. It has been lambing season here on Vaughnshire farm. We love having babies around here!
We’ve had mostly pleasant experiences this year, except for the one stillborn lamb the boys had to pull. That momma ewe is doing wonderfully though. We weren’t sure if we would lose her or not.
The other ewes have done wonderfully. They’ve all given birth to twins and have been excellent mothers. Yesterday, one of our younger boys ran in to tell the family that one of the sheep had a baby…just one. We all went out to take a look and by the time we arrived…there were two babies! That was very exciting.
These two babies were very unique. The ram lamb was huge. The ewe lamb was a tiny thing. Normally the rams are a tad bit bigger, but the twins are usually pretty close to the same size. These twins are different! We’ve never had this big of a difference in size. They are both doing great though.
Tomorrow, the young shepherd is going to try to catch the babies to measure and weigh them.