After one beautiful fabulous day of working dogs at Knee Deep Ranch, I pulled into the ranch to do my chores and was greeted by this:
Yes indeed...that would be a lamb! A beautiful 3/4 Blue faced Leicester 1/4 Coopworth ram lamb weighing in at 12 pounds! Somehow he does not appear to be a preemie!!!
I think I might have mentioned that my lambs were not due until February 15th...and that I had been meticulous in my breeding plan this year....documenting and inducing. As pointed out by my oh-so-supportive-and-sympathetic friends....17 days early....as in one complete heat cycle! So it looks like this poor boy's mom is a cougar....taking advantage of my ram, Sam.....young and inexperienced as he was...he certainly must have been tall enough and developed enough to get the job done!
And so I will stick with my story.....the rest of the wool ewes are due to start lambing February 15th! Such a lovely sample of what is yet to come!!!!
Seize the Day!
Spot March 2017; Listening; Hearing
15 hours ago