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.