Yesterday, Cadence and I got to meet one of our future sheep! He is the Old English Babydoll Southdown lamb pictured in the previous post. He's now a week and a half old, and has the sweetest little bleat. And he is heart-meltingly cute.
His mom, Lilac, is about the size ouf our Aussie dogs, or at least she looks that big with her woolly winter fleece. The lamb's tail has been banded so it will be shorter, but the banding didn't bother him --his tail wagged so happily while he nursed. He has also been banded to be a wether, since we won't be breeding sheep. A wether will make a much better pet than a ram and since he is not a breeding animal, all his energy will go into making a beautiful fleece. The fleece of a babydoll is fine and soft like cashmere.
This is Dali. When our lamb is grows up, he will look a lot like Dali, one of the owners' original babydolls.
We are eagerly awaiting the birth of the next lamb in the flock, which we will also take so our lamb will not be alone. We won't actually get them until May, when they are weaned, but by them we will have lush green grass in the pasture. I cannot wait to see baby lambs and calves frolicking in the pasture!