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Birthing….

As I said before, we have a couple of (very) late babies this year but they were definitely worth waiting for.  Lukka lambed on the 3rd, adding a gorgeous white ewe lamb and a handsome black grey ram lamb to the flock.

Dawn

Dusk

For the brave here are some birth pictures…

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A Wedding and a Lamb.

Friday morning when I went up to feed I could see that Fiona was a bit off, she was on day 148 of her pregnancy a bit overdue for an Icelandic.  Friday night we had a very special wedding to attend and I prayed that if she was going to lamb that day that she would get going…Speed forward to that afternoon and still nothing but her acting a bit more uncomfortable than usual.  I said another little prayer and our family hurried to get ready for the wedding and left.  We enjoyed a delightful night of spending time with family and welcoming a wonderful lady into our family.

When we arrived home it was very late and we had chores yet to do~ so armed in Carhartt’s and headlamps we hurried to feed everyone and check Fiona.  After feeding the main herd we headed toward the barn where I heard Sawyer yelling that we had a lamb on the ground!  There was Fiona and Astrid both licking up a huge white lamb!  Astrid isn’t due for another month but thought for sure the baby was hers and bleated for it when we moved Fiona and her lamb to a jug. Poor Astrid!!

I just “knew” Fiona had to be pregnant with twins ’cause she was soooo huge, so we waited and waited and then Mark checked her and couldn’t feel anything more so we waited a bit longer and finally the afterbirth slipped out…no more babies. 😦  So we nipped the cord and dipped the stump in iodine and then weighed the hefty little…?  After a quick check we found out it was a girl!  She ended up weighing…12 ponds!!  WOW!  Icelandic lambs generally weigh 6-8 lbs. Sawyer suggested we look in her mouth to see if she ate the other lamb!!  So there was my twins all wrapped up into one lamb.

I just so love this breed…Here Fiona had this huge-a-mongous  lamb unassisted, had her all cleaned and up and fed when we arrived.  We were so thankful for such a wonderful night~beautiful wedding and a huge healthy lamb!  The frosting for the night was that this (not so) little lamb has a sire in Iceland!

Fiona's lamb ~ Dáð: which is Icelandic for achievement, virtue

Dáð

  • Birth Date: March 25th
  • Weight:  12lbs
  • Color/Pattern: White
  • Registerable
  • Ewe Lamb
  • Not for Sale

Sired by:                                           Raftur 05-966

Mother:

Audrad’s lambs…

When my oldest son and I went to do barn check this afternoon, the first place we stopped was in the nursery to check in on mommas and lambies.  While Sawyer was checking out the newest arrival, I went into the barn and turned the corner to see…

Twins!!

Not just any ordinary twins buuuut the very first AI babies to grace our farm!!  Their sire Hvellur-05-969 lives in Iceland, so needless to say but we are very excited!

Audrad had both lambs cleaned up, standing and one already had a full tummy!  Upon further inspection I found the first to be a little girl whom we named Drifa which means snow falling…

Drifa~Icelandic for snow falling.
  • Birth Date:  March 21
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13 oz
  • Color/Pattern: White
  • Registrable
  • Ewe Lamb
  • Not for Sale

The second I thought  for sure was a ram but upon further investigation found out that he was a she!  Her name is Dalla~bright one.

Dalla~Icelandic for bright one.
  • Birth Date:  March 21
  • Weight: 7 lbs 4 oz
  • Color/Pattern: White
  • Registrable
  • Ewe Lamb
  • Not for Sale

Even Jordan, our rescued llama had to check things out…

Jordan making sure everything is ok.

 

Audrad’s ewe lambs.

 

Sired By:

Hvellur-05-969

Mom:

Audrad

Breve’s Lamb

Out to feed sheep this morning and what do I find?  This beautiful gem up, dried off and with a stomach full of colostrum.

Breve's ewe lamb

Hayden and his ewe lamb

Nestled down...

  • Birth Date:  March 21
  • Weight: 9lbs 14 oz
  • Color/Pattern: Black Spotted
  • Registrable
  • Ewe Lamb

Sired By:

Caliber

Mother:

Breve