Bumblebee update

Bumblebee is coming along now.

She's plumping right up. This is easy to see now that she's naked. Personally, I think the fringe of curls around her rear-end does her no favors, but she stubbornly hangs on to them.


She's still quite small, as is Cricket. You can see just how small here. The other (so far) healthy and slightly older lambs tower over them. They're working on catching up though. 

Heads down, nose in grass. Not a moment to lose.


Bumblebee is absolutely dwarfed by Clementine. I don't think Clementine has stopped eating all summer, but this time last year, she was struggling as well. She was also weaned and sold off (to me) at 8 weeks. 

Never again.



Don't worry lady. You wait. This time next year, I'll be as big as her. 

Jethro still loves his mama

 Jethro, the littlest ram lamb, is about 4 months old now. 

It's hard to get good pictures of him and the other Black Welsh sheep, because, well, they're just so darn dark. 

Lately though, it's been really dry, so last night the light in the sheep barn burned bright. (Doesn't everyone have wonky barn lights like that?) 

The little guy was too exhausted to care and fell right asleep under the bright lights. Jezebel makes a soft pillow, no matter the light. 




Go away lady. I'm sleeping here. 

Room to eat


I checked in on Cain and Abel yesterday. 
Cain's sling is now in place and he seemed comfortable enough. 
Abel was enjoying the luxury of eating in peace and quiet, unmolested by goats or sheep.


Meanwhile, back at the farm, two big bunk feeders were delivered. 
Here's hoping these will make feeding time a little less chaotic. 


I love this picture! 

I'll see if I can name them all from this angle. 

Starting with the white alpaca at the top left and going clockwise. Zephyr (alpaca), Rowan (alpaca), Devon (Icelandic), Emily (Icelandic), Bo Sheep (Shetland, um, mystery breed), Jethro (the littlest Black Welsh ram), Bumblebee (the naked Bluefaced Leicester), Hank (Black Welsh), Butterfly (Bluefaced Leicester), Ladybug (Bluefaced Leicester), Caterpillar (Bluefaced Leicester), Clementine (Lincoln), Grasshopper (Bluefaced Leicester), Manny (Bluefaced Leicester). 

So much fluffy goodness all in one place.