It was quite a surprise when I went out one morning and there was Beulah, with a little baby girl. I knew she was expecting, but I really thought she had a little longer to cook! But I guess not. She had cleaned the baby all up and was nursing it, and very attentive.
That was great because last year, Beulah refused her son, Thistle. I was worried about her and decided to give her another chance. Perhaps she was a little young or immature last year, or just didn’t like boys? I’m not sure. But I figured it was worth one more try. And she came through.
We decided that this year’s baby lambs would all be named after rocks and minerals! Because we have a rock and mineral business, it just sounded like a great idea! And so this little cutie patootie is named Ruby. And it’s fun because she was born on a Tuesday! Ruby Tuesday! May 3rd… I went out at 6 am and no baby. I went back around 8:30, baby all clean and like she was there all the time. Sheep don’t mess around.
Love her speckled coloring! Not sure if she will keep that or mature into a more gray like her mom or more black like her father! She is cute and fiesty though. She is quite a little mix… she is half Finn sheep, and then 3/8th Shetland and like 1/8 Welsh Black Mountain sheep. I think that is right. Her mom is 3/4 Shetland and 1/4 Welsh Black Mountain. Well, she’s cute, no matter what!!!
Look at that little face!!! Adorable!
Now to just wait on the rest of these ladies!!!