Eight, nine, ten: all done!

Ruby and her big boy
Ruby and her big boy

 

Raven had her twins on Thursday morning.  Two boys, one black and one white, same as Ruth a few days before.  And finally, Saturday morning, Ruby gave birth to a 13 1/2 pound single boy to complete the 2014 lamb flock.  All easy births, all strong lambs, no midwifery required this year.

Now we have a pack of 10 lambs bouncing around in the pasture.  In addition to chasing after each other and then suddenly diving under their mothers for a snack whenever summoned, they have this unique little “popcorn” dance.  A lamb will simply pop up in the air, leaping with all four legs somehow.  It seems like a gesture of pure joy, coming from lambs less than a week old.

Big boy in the weighing bucket
Big boy in the weighing bucket

 

 

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