This week. My goodness. I am pretty sure that last Friday was an eternity ago.
What a contradiction, I was just saying that December flew by, and now... well, welcome to the slowest week. ever.
And this cute little thing is going to take some of the blame.
Well him, Curly is what he's been named, along with his twin sister, Mo, on the right.
And their half-brothers, twins also, Larry on the left and White Tipped Tail on the right.
Also, we can't forget about their other half-sisters, another set of twins, Two-Dot on the left and Softie 2 on the right.
These six were all born within 24 hours of each other. Needless to say, it's lambing season around here.
And while having six lambs born was a bit of a to do around here, these guys all made it as easy as possible on us. Yes, there has still been a little work and doting involved, but mostly they've done everything they're supposed to do on their own.
But there was actually another lamb, Softie, born a couple of days before this bunch, that was a different story.
To make a long story short, Softie's mom's milk never came it. Softie got hungry, which led to getting really cold and despite all of our best efforts, which included bottle feeding, several warm baths and an evening inside by the fire, she just didn't make it. I'm going to be honest, I was never that attached to Softie, but there were two little kids around here whose hearts had been stolen. Having to tell Audrey and Owen that the little lamb that was laying in our living room that they had said goodnight to didn't make it through the night was definitely a new parenthood low. Just thinking about having to tell them what happened was enough to bring me to tears.
Luckily though we've bounced back. Watching those cuties up there bounce around the pasture has been a lot of fun and taken sad little minds off of Softie.
We aren't quite done yet though, we still have one more mom waiting to have babies. I feel for her. At this point she looks ready to be done. I know I would be. So who knows by the end of the weekend we may just have a couple more little lambs around here.