Our seventh and eighth lambs arrived earlier today, courtesy of one of Maybelle’s daughters:
Both are males, and both are doing nicely so far.
I don’t think we ever settled on a name for this mother ewe. By tradition, she needed “belle” as part of her name, but we never came agreement beyond that. It’s her second lambing, and she’s looking to be as prolific as her mother.
Five ewes have delivered, meaning our lambing percentage is at 160% so far this year; 150% is the standard we like to shoot for, so we’re doing well. Two more ewes have yet to deliver, not counting Dot (who turns twelve on April 21st of this year). We’re not counting on the old girl to lamb this year…but who knows?