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Rainy Day Sheep

Nancy K“Alice” is a nine-year-old Shetland ewe who had triplets (for the fourth time!) this year. One of her ewe lambs, “Dutchess” climbs on Alice’s back for attention.


Shetland with triplets

It has rained every day for the past week and Alice’s babies are getting restless ...

restless Shetland babies

If you look closely, you’ll also see that Alice is quite water-logged!

lambs playing

She’s such a good Mom!

mother Alice

Pray for sunshine!

praying for sunshine

There is a barn that they could go into but would you want to be shut in with these three?

Shetland lambs

carmen_2
6/11/2010 7:16:47 PM

Hi Nancy.. You mentioned ALice is a nine year old ewe..How long do sheep generally live and how long can they safely reproduce? We have only had goats here at Homeland Farm, and they were still quite young when we bred them. Thanks for the nice pictures of that poor PATIENT ewe! Carmen from Homeland Farm


ilene
5/26/2010 3:58:20 PM

Great photos Nancy! Your lambs are so adorable. Thanks for sharing. Ilene


pam_6
5/20/2010 9:50:44 AM

Hi Nancy, It is wonderful to see you here at Grit! Alice is beautiful with those blue eyes. The babies are all cutie pies. Have a great day. Pam Life on a Southern Farm


s.m.r. saia
5/20/2010 4:51:56 AM

Nancy, what great pictures! The babies are adorable!


nebraska dave
5/19/2010 11:43:25 PM

Nancy, I really don’t know much about sheep. It looks like the lambs are sure having a good time, but that’s with any young animals. Just like children they think the world is one big play ground. Alice doesn’t seem to share the lambs’ enthusiasm. Of course being nine years old this is not a new thing for her. How many sheep do you have? You have such a nice pasture for them. Welcome to Grit. I’m looking forward to reading about more animal adventures.