|The Shop at Meridian Ranch with its blossoming, sweet Wisteria|
The welcoming committee; dear veteran Rusty, lady Maggie and high energy girly-pup Ginny.
We arrived a few minutes before Robin returned from errands.
We were off to the barn to see what new lambs hit the ground this past day or two.
On the way we pasted a field where lambs born earlier in the month were with their mothers.
|Jacob ewes and their lambs, born maybe in late Feb/early March|
|Four-horned Ewe with her beautiful offspring|
|Two horned Ewe with twins|
|Check out the massive horns on these sires!|
|Robin, who has some pride in those adorable lambs too|
|Robin at the barn log|
Robin is a wonder. Keeps her books, breeds the sheep (without removing her pants!), delivers lambs when necessary and nurses any ailing animals. She has to make important decisions regarding her Jacobs flock on the fly, and of course, keeps records of all of the above. Pm am average morning, Robin still gets more done than the U.S. Army manages in an average week. Way-to-go Robin!
We got to watch Robin weigh in a new lamb that was born during the night. She has a little routine for each of the newborns, making sure each lamb is up, healthy and nursing freely. She even has to treat their little umbilical cords to prevent the lambs from getting infected. Here is the adorable little ewe and lamb we got to see go through the afore mentioned routine. If you look at the tiny black lamb below, you can see she still has her umbilical cord. Her Mom is a lilac spotted ewe with four horns - so very cool.
|Love the tossled white hair on this lamb's head, like a Disney character.|
|Judy enjoying a new lamby|
|Barbara getting in some cuddles|