Saturday, April 21, 2012

They're here!

The first lambs of the season have arrived at Ridgeway Farm. This morning Jewel gave birth to a lovely ewe and ram set of twins. This years letters are F for girls and U for boys. Both lambs are up, nursing and very lively. Jewel is being a wonderful mother.

The little girl (black and white) is called Faina and weighed in at 7lbs. She has a little white tail, but looks like her fleece will stay black.

And this is Usher who weighed in at 6lbs. He also has a little white tail, and quite the set of markings!

Spring is obviously here in Massachusetts with lambs, blossom on the trees

and bulbs flowering.

The chickens are enjoying lots of time out of the coop to range about looking for food and good places to dust bath.

The dogs are enjoying a lot of yard time to play.

Lily is growing up so fast.

We only have one other ewe left to lamb. Hopefully Jewel has inspired her lamb soon for us. I hope everyone else is having a wonderful spring, and a happy lambing season.


  1. Wow, that's a lot of lamb for a Shetland ewe! Congrats on the "bling;" hope your other ewe also gives you great things.

  2. Oh my goodness, I have never seen such beautifully marked lambs. Congratulations to you and Jewel :)

  3. What a pretty pair of lambs to start things off with! Yes, definitly spring is in the air!


  4. They are precious! Congragulations, they look wondeful!