It was tag and release day for Molly and her as of yet unnamed twins! We will be tagging all of the lambs as a routine when they are just a couple of days old on the off chance that we can’t tell two apart. Later, in the same hole, we will place their official Scrapie ID tags when we tattoo their ears. Only the animals that will be sold or kept in our flock will be tagged and tattooed.Here’s one of the lambs about to have her ear pierced! (thanks for blocking my face out with your thumb, Roy!)
After their ear piercing and photo shoot (we document their coloration, as it is most distinct when they are young – we take photos of back/belly, face and both sides, Mom and babies were ready to leave their labor and delivery ward (they never made it to a post-partum area because we still had Matilda and her lamb there!) and head out to the pasture with the other expectant ewes.First, Roy opened the gate:
Molly made her way out first, of course:
Oops! Forgetting someone?
It’s ok, Roy can help with that:
Out in the field, close at Mom’s side:
Let me show you around the place, kids!
And down this way you come to the most important place…
the community hay pile!! YUMMY!
And this is the barn that they said some day we’ll get to live in! And you keep away from those other sheep, kids. I don’t know why, but some of them have a dreadful habit of trying to steal other ewes’ lambs! Who me? I would NEVER think of doing anything like that!
Anyway, all has gone well. Bindi once got a bit too close for Molly’s comfort, but a few head butts set the record straight. The lambs are enjoying today’s warmth and sunshine!