We had 3 lambs born in January from the time the ram broke through and found his ladies earlier in the summer. Here are 2 of the lambs.
The rest of the mothers are due right around tax day in mid April. Let the guesses begin on number of lambs. Last year we had 24 ewes that had 45 lambs. This year we have about 45 ewes and 3 lambs so far. We do have a lot of first time mothers in the pack and they usually have a single lamb the first year so we're looking at 65-70 or so lambs this year.
And because Alina is going to ask-- why do some sheep in the picture have a red spray spot on them? Well, sometimes you sort your sheep or mark them for first year or trimmed hooves or to say these are the ones I want to sell after the lambs are weaned. When you get up to 45 sheep, you need a way to mark them to know this- and spray paint is the easy and funny way sheep farmers do this.