We are through with lambing season. Our four sheep did very well! Carmela had a boy, and everyone else, Ricotta, Fontina and Guendalina, had a boy and a girl. Ricotta's lambs are very small. She originally had triplets, but one did not make it. Carmela is the fistiest icelnadic sheep you can find. She refused to get into the lambing area; she had her boy outside and refused to come in. Fontina is the sweety of the group. She wants to get on your lap and be scratched. Her lambs are similarly sweet and affectionate. She had one and then took a nap, and after 4 hours she had the second one. I am no expert but this is quite unusual. But she is so easy going that I am not surprised at her behavior. She also let me milk her right away and does not seem to mind that at all. I am sure Fontina will make a great dairy sheep and we are looking forward to all her girls joining the flock.
Also, we are almost done with the construction of our first mobile hen coop. Yuhuu!