Saturday morning we found Grizzle in labor, digging nests and trying to push out her lamb.  After 45 minutes without any progress we decided we better see what was going on.  Mark found the first lamb presenting it self bottom first, so he went digging and found hind-feet and pulled the first guy.

A nice black ram lamb that weighed in at almost 6 lbs. and having a nice set of horn buds.

The second was also pulled since we weren’t sure how long she had actually been in labor for.  It was a good thing too because he was twisted all up in a knot.  It took some doing but my hubby was able to get him pulled and the little guy spun to life.

He weighed in at 6 1/2 pounds and is the spitting image of his brother and his sire, Blackfoot.

Griz is one of my best mammas!  She keeps a very close eye on her babies and always has plenty of milk.  Her lambs are always quick-growing and vigorous.

Sunday morning we awoke to Wisteria and …

two more babies!  One ram lamb…

He is a handsome spotted moorit (brown) ram, weighing close to 7 lbs.

and finally a little girl!

She is also  spotted moorit in color, almost an exact replica of her mama.

Every year that we have lambed we have started our names with a certain letter of the alphabet.  So the first year most of the names started with “A”, the next year “B” and so on.  This year is an “E” year and since she made her debut on Easter that shall be her name.  :0)

They were sired by Drafnar.

Monday morning we had an extra special event occur!  Our first AI lambs arrived!!  We imported semen from Iceland through our sheep breeders co-op and had the pleasure of trying to catch these girls at just the right moment and trying to Artificially Inseminate them.  This helps to keep the gene pool fresh and is very exciting to be using the same wonderful rams that are available to farmers in Iceland.

Eisa is a beautiful white ewe lamb that will have horns, she carries moorit and spotting.   She weighed 7 lbs.   It was wonderful to walk out and find these gems all dried off, up and nursing!

And Eldur…

He is a very handsome horned white ram lamb that will carry moorit and spotting!  He weighed close to 8 lbs.

Check out his horn buds…

Sired By:  Kveikur 05-965

Then later that morning, poor Audna, whom was almost a week over due decided it was time to get the show on the road!

She delivered two huge ram lambs without assistance.  You could tell they were both rams before they were born, due their horn buds showing through the perineum .  Um ouch!

He is a frosted black mouflon and will carry moorit.  He weighed a whopping 10 lbs!

His brother arrived about a half hour later…

He is a very handsome moorit mouflon that weighed in at 9 lbs even!

The two together…

Such handsome little fellows!  Also sired by Blackfoot.

A quick shot of Sybil and one of her boys!

And one more of Wisteria’s ram lamb, with the cool tuft of white on his head!

The kids checking out one of Grizzle’s new lambs.

Nasty weather moving in again.

I have several more looking real close, better go check on them.  Cross your fingers and say a little prayer for more ewe lambs.

Give me your best “E” names for lambs too!  Please?  :0)

Comments on: "Lambs, lambs, and more lambs!" (2)

  1. Hi I am sooo excited for you and your new babies!! Awesome pictures and thankyou for sharing this special time with us all. Blessings to you and yours.

    עֵדֶן Pleasure. FemaleMale
    אֵהוּד Ehud, son of Gera, was one of the judges of Israel, who killed Eglon, the king of Moab. Male
    Elah (Ela)
    אֵלָה A girl’s name (in the Bible: a boy’s name). Pistachia tree. Female
    Elam (Eilam)
    עֵילָם Aram is the name of a country in the Mesopotamia region. Male
    אֶלְדָּד The name of a person of the time when the Israelites wandered in the desert. Male
    Elead (Elad, El’ad)
    אֶלְעָד The name may be composed of the words אל (el, God) and עד (ad, “eternity”). Male
    Eleazar (Elazar, El’azar)
    אֶלְעָזָר The meaning of the name “Elazar” is “God (אֵל, el) helped (עָזַר, azar)”. Male
    Elhanan (Elchanan)
    אֶלְחָנָן Two of King David’s heros are called Elhanan. Male
    Eli (2)
    עֵלִי Eli is the name of a high priest in Shiloh. Male
    Eliab (Eliav, Eli’av)
    אֱלִיאָב The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, “my God”) and אב (av, “father”). Male
    Eliada (Elyada)
    אֶלְיָדָע The meaning of the name is “God (אֵל) knew (יָדַע)”. Male
    Eliel (Eli’el)
    אֱלִיאֵל The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, “my God”) and אל (el, “God”). Male
    Eliezer (Eli’ezer)
    אֵלִיעֶזֶר The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, “my God”) and עזר (ezer, “help”). Male
    Elijah (Eliyahu)
    אֵלִיָּהוּ The name is composed of the word אלי (eli, “my God”) and the letters יהו (the name of God). Male
    אֱלִימֶלֶךְ The name is composed of the words אלי (eli, “my God”) and מלך (melech, “king”). Male
    אֱלִישָׁע Elisha the son of Shaphat was one of the prophets of Israel. Male
    Elisheba (Elisheva)
    אֱלִישֶׁבַע The name is composed of אלי (eli, “my God”) and שבע (sheva, “seven” – a number that may express the notion of “many”). Another explanation for שבע may relate it to the verb להישבע (lehishava, “to take an oath”). Female
    Elizur (Elitzur, Elitsur)
    אֱלִיצוּר The meaning of the name is “my God (אלי, eli) is a rock (צוּר, Tzur)”. Male
    Elkanah (Elkana)
    אֶלְקָנָה The meaning of the name is “God (אֵל) bought (קָנָה)”. Male
    Elnathan (Elnatan)
    אֶלְנָתָן The meaning of the name is “God (אֵל) gave (נָתַן)”. Male
    Elon (Eylon, Eilon)
    אֵילוֹן Elon was a city in the land of Dan: “And Elon and Thimnathah and Ekron” (Jushua 19, 43). Today, Eilon is the name of a kibbutz in Glilee. Male
    Enan (Einan)
    עֵינָן Having big eyes; curious. Male
    Enoch (Chanoch)
    חֲנוֹךְ There are few people in the Bible called Enoch. The first of them is Cain’s son. Male
    Ephraim (Efrayim, Efra’im)
    אֶפְרַיִם According to the explanation in the Bible, the name אפרים (Ephraim) is derived of the verb להפרות (lehafrot, “fertilize”, “inseminate”). Male
    Ephrath (Efrat)
    אֶפְרָת Ephrath is the other name of Beth-Lehem: “And Rachel died and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Beth-Lehem.” Genesis 35, 19 Female
    עֵרָן Eran is the name of a man of the tribe of Ephraim. Male
    Eshcol (Eshkol)
    אֶשְׁכּוֹל bunch, cluster (of grapes, etc.). Eshcol is also a name of a brook near Hebron: “And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff” (Numbers 13, 23). Male
    Esther (Ester)
    אֶסְתֵּר Queen Esther was King Ahasuerus’s wife. Female
    Ethan (Eitan, Eytan)
    אֵיתָן Strong, steadfast, firm. The adjective “איתן” (eitan) refers to a stream whose water flows all year round. Male
    Eve (Chava, Hava)
    חַוָּה The root of the name is ח’ י’ ה’, denoting “life”. According to the bible, Eve was thus named for being “the mother of

  2. I’v loved watching your lambing progress too. And the names mentioned above are great! Here’s some girl names for your ewe hopefuls:)

    Our daughter is named Ellisha (the feminine form of Elisha), but we have some friends from Montana who’s wife is from Slovokia and they change it to Ellishka, the i is pronounsed with a long e. I think its fun to say:)
    I also like Eliza (from Little Houses Eliza Jane)
    There’s a beutiful David Austin rose named Eglantyne. Ane one name Endeavour after the ship they decovered Australia on. Maybe that’s a boy name:)
    Have fun with all your choices:)

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