Eugenie and her newborn twins on Tuesday morning.
The 2013 lambing season has begun!
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We're all very excited.
This might be the only time in my 18 years of raising sheep that the first lambs actually arrived on the day I thought they would. This is also the earliest we've ever started lambing.
A little after dawn on Tuesday morning I arrived at the barn to find five-year-old Eugenie standing proudly next to an adorable set of twins, one girl and one itty bitty boy.
Eugenie is the last one pictured in this post, and even though it looks like she's giving the camera the evil eye, she's actually a super snuggly sweetheart and one of my favorite sheep (but don't tell the others!). Ever since my dear friend Beverley visited from England during lambing season three years ago, I've been pronouncing her name Ewe-janie.
Other than the fact that it took the little boy, who is one of the tiniest lambs I've ever seen, 12 long hours to catch on to the whole nursing thing, these two are doing just fine. They're out of their bonding pen and have been busy bouncing around the barnyard, soaking up some sun, getting to know their aunties, and looking extremely cute.
There's a lot more baby news to share, but it will have to wait until the next lamb report. Right now it's time to grab some dinner and then head back down to the barn.
© FarmgirlFare.com, where round the clock barn checks during lambing season aren't just a bleary-eyed adventure, they're often a way of saving a life—and all the babies look so much smaller this year compared to their unsheared moms. Cute overload, here we come!