We took Marta’s abandoned lamb to a new home today. He is now with two other bottle babies on a farm just outside town. The little guy really hit the jackpot, because not only is he not going to end up in the freezer, but he also gets to keep his ramhood. The family who adopted him plans to use him as their new ram. He was a sweet little guy, and it was hard to see him being pushed and shoved around the pen by the other sheep. Now, he will be with other lambs, so he should make new friends and live a long life as one of the flock.
Back at home, we released the ewes and their babies from the lambing pen. All the lambs have their tails banded and the rams are castrated. They are spunky and full of life. The ewes are loving the freedom again. Lambing is the only time of year we really pen the girls up and they constantly vocalize their disapproval. Needless to say, it is much quieter when we step outside now.