Tanya Tucker, our Gotland Finn ewe who was bred to our Shetland ram Lewis, finally lambed this morning. Above is her first lamb Maybelle Carter trying to stand for the first time. Below the second lamb Tammy Wynette is just born, and Maybelle is figuring out how to nurse.
They are both variations of HST in the Shetland world, but Wynette is more spotted and Maybelle is more classic HST. Here is Wynette getting licked still.
And here she is just being cute.
The plan was to raise these lambs for meat. But Tom and I have already determined they are way too cute for that. So much for being tough farmers. So if a previous reliable sheep purchaser would like one of them we would be willing to sell her as a fiber animal. Otherwise we will keep them ourselves. So congratulations Tanya and Lewis, and happy birthday to Maybelle and Wynette!