Twelve lambs have been born thus far at Bear Valley Farm. Here are eight of them enjoying the great outdoors. See more pics on the 2018 photos page.
This is pretty typical behavior for a lamb. Why sleep on the cold ground when you can find a nice warm wooly bed? Funny thing is, Babysheep is NOT Wonka's mother. However, she is one of our more accommodating sheep.
Early this morning, February 8, 2018, Grandma gave birth to triplets. One male ("Hershey") and two females ("Snowball" & "Squeasy"). Snowball is the larger of the two females. Squeasy is exceptionally small and extremely cute. She reminds us of Babysheep, a very small lamb Grandma gave birth to back in 2015. So far, all the new lambs are nursing well, even little Squeasy. But her small size worries us a little. We will keep a close eye on her progress.
Late in the afternoon of February 7th, Teardrop gave birth to a fine healthy ram. We didn't witness the birth; but Teardrop cleaned him up really good and, due to his robust size, we didn't even notice the new lamb standing among the other lambs. Say hello to little "Keebler"
On the third day after being born, all lambs receive their tetanus shot, their tails are banded, and they get their numbers.
Since Limpy's udder only works on one side, we knew that we had to start bottle feeding at least one of her three lambs. Well, Weezy was it. She is the runt of the litter so we started her on the bottle. She took to it right away.
Say hello to Freckle's two rams, born early this morning, February 3rd 2018. They are both very healthy and began nursing minutes after they arrived at Bear Valley Farm. Their names are "Willy" and "Wonka"
On February 2nd 2018 Limpy gave birth to triplets (two females and one male). We named the daughters "Weezy" & "Woozy". The ram is named "Punxutawney" in honor of Ground Hog Day.
On Saturday morning, January 27th, Smooth gave birth to two beautiful female lambs. The first lamb to be born, Twinkie, got stuck and we had to help deliver her. Hoho came forth with no problems at all. Both are healthy and strong. Three down, many more to go.
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