Monday, March 17, 2008

Working Lambs

We went out to the farm this morning to help Trebs dock tails, tag ears, and take care of the boy parts.

I got to hold the lambs while Trebs worked on them. Logan was the official photographer. He got some great pictures!

Here is Loretta, our sweet bottle baby.

This lamb is really pretty but not very friendly.

Tagging the ear. Docking the tail

Thank goodess that is done! She hurt me mommy.

Logan holding the youngest lamb. This one was born very late Saturday night. We hung around waiting until midnight for her to come but had to give up and go to bed. The delivery did not go smoothly but I'll share that story another time.
Logan holding the baby goat.


linda m said...

Logan took some terrific pictures. I also love the two photos of him, but then I am biased as he's my grandson. The babies are just so cute.

Danielle said...

Ahhh, she has Nubians. Any chance she has any for sale?

Castrating the piggies and disbudding the goats are the two worst farm jobs imaginable. *sigh* Not looking forward to that.

Wendy said...

Ohhh! Look at the pretty little goat. I want goats.

Christy said...

Danielle - I'm pretty sure she will have some for sale. She got a few adults to fatten up for a wedding and they all turned out to be pregnant! So she is having a bunch of unexpected babies. I don't believe they are registered or anything because she was raising them for food. I don't know if that is important. If you're interested I can give you her contact information. I know she'd be relieved to have something to do with at least 1 of the babies. The one Logan is holding is a little girl.

Christy said...

Luckily no one needs to be disbudded and castrating the lambs was easy. We just banded them. I can imagine those are terrible jobs.

Danielle said...

Yes, pass along my email if you don't mind. I'd be interested in hearing about her availability. I'm waffling on the cow again. *g* My local source couldn't find anything for me, so it's either a heifer or a couple of nubians.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, what wonderful pictures. That little Loretta's face is incredible...and now I know what YOU look like!! :-) You sure look happy holding all those babies.

Jessica said...

What great shots! It even looks like spring there :)
~Jessica (who had snow on her car this morning!!)

Erikka said...

lambs are cute, but goats - babies or not - SO CUTE! I like their little deer like tails and nimble ways.

Christy said...

I was happy holding the lambs! They are so sweet and cuddly. It may look like spring in the pictures but it doesn't feel like it yet! Even though the farm is only 2 miles down the road it is much more spring like there, she has flowers blooming already and mine have just started coming up, not even close to blooming.

Twinville said...

Those really are some amazing photos. I always enjoy visiting your blog, Christy!

Logan and the goat is my most favorite photo, but Loretta giving that precious backward glance is my second favorite.

Can you tell me what the sheep
s tags are for? Does it mean they are scrapies free?

And do you know if it's possible to remove the tag?

Our older Angora goat, Luna has one of those tags, and she keeps getting it stuck in the fence. I'm always worried that she won't be able to free it and will end up ripping part of her ear off.

Christy said...

Twinville - The tags are just for identification. There are scrapies tags but I think they say that on them. I don't know if they can be removed or not. I'd google it or ask on a livestock forum.