Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Happy Spring!!!

I thought you might all enjoy this short video I took last Wednesday afternoon plus a few of this week's lamb photos. Normally we do not pasture lamb, I saw this ewe at chore time in the morning and thought I should have put her in a stall but ignored my instinct. By the time I saw what she was doing a couple hours later, it was too late to move her to the barn for lambing. Our brown and white llama, Buster, paced in the woods about 50 feet away during the whole birth like an expectant father. Before the second lamb was able to get up he had rushed over to greet them. Buster is our bonded llama meaning he is bonded to the flock, while Dot is the guard, meaning she handles any intruders. You can see how Buster loves on the babies while Dot sets up an immediate guard over the Mama and babies. We are soooo loving these llamas! Both Mama sheep and daughters are doing great!

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