Saturday, April 9

Saturday Dose of Cute: Three Cheers for Triplets

Actually, Make that Six Cheers

Clare Elizabeth and triplets 1
These are the triplets Clare Elizabeth had at about 2am last Sunday.

I arrived at the barn while she was cleaning up the second one. That polka dotted cutie pie with the big pink nose (who Joe says is trouble with a capital T) was born last. They're about 5 hours old here.

Lots more photos below. . .

(These last four photos were taken when they were two days old.)

Audrey and her triplets
And these are the triplets Audrey had this morning.

Current lamb count: 16. Ewe lambs: 10. Ram lambs: 6. Sets of triplets: 3. Sets of twins: 3. Singles: just the one big one. Number of pregnant ewes remaining: 13.

Just joining us for lambing season? It's been quite a start!
4/1/01: No Fooling
4/7/11: Waiting. . .

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©, where we've never had more than one set of triplets born in a lambing season, although during my very first lambing season back in 1996, the very first ewe had quadruplets (!), plus there was a set of triplets. As for all the triplets this year? It's those crazy Katahdin hair sheep.


  1. Ouch! I don't know how they do it. Any bottle feeders or are they all nursing from their moms?

  2. Her eyes are just a beaming! She seems like she's smiling - looking pretty pleased with the results! LOL

  3. Thanks for today's moment of joy! Seeing these photos (with momma smiling and looking so proud)just makes my day. Thank you so much! -Melissa

  4. Polka dots are in fashion this spring! So cute!

  5. Your blog is a daily moment of joy. Your sheep and dogs always look as though they are smiling. Happy life indeed!

  6. WOW - triple the pleasure triplets are not done - why have just one baby when triplets are fun!?

  7. Oh, they are so cute. And I don't think the polka dot one with be trouble at all!
    Besides, we like to think of problem children as "high caliber".
    Your polka spot baby is one "high caliber" sheep!

  8. All the little lambs are SO precious! Thank you for sharing such sweetness - those little faces make me smile.

  9. Wow, a lot of babies. So cute.

  10. beautiful beautiful babies...congratulations to mama and human mama!

  11. Oh Farmgirl Susan ... I just love those babies. I've always been partial to the little brown babies until I saw that polka-dotted cutie!!! XOXO Love her!!


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