Monday, April 9, 2012

good news!

So I am 99% certain that at least one Blackface Ewe is pregnant! She has a bag on her big enough to feed twins! She would be due in the next week or two if Atlas did the job. Fingers crossed for lambs!


Blogger Jamie said...

Congrats! That's great news!!

April 9, 2012 at 7:51 AM  
Blogger daisy said...


April 9, 2012 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Rane said...

Yes yes, congrats! Would love a photo of this lovely lady... Do sheep normally have twins? What kind of sheep do you have? Is this her first time pregnant? How many sheep do you have? How was your workshop yesterday? Hope I am not asking too many questions... just in a wondering mood I guess. Love your blog going to go wander around and read older posts!!

April 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

Awesome Jenna,
Keep us posted.
Maybe it's twins.

April 9, 2012 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Tina - Our Rustic Roots said...

Yay! Great news! Good luck!

April 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM  
Blogger Marci said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE baby lambs. I should have some here on our farm within the next couple of days.

April 9, 2012 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

sheep often have twins!
I havce several kinds, mostly Scottish Blackface and Cotswolds
this is her 5th time!
yesterday was great!

April 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM  
Blogger Kelpie and Collie said...

Yes! I hope she has twins. Any others you think might go? May be worth it to gather them all up and mark the ones who have bags :) Ha! on Sal- Atlas did it anyway!

April 9, 2012 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Yay!! Congrats!

April 9, 2012 at 8:31 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I think she may have twins, she did last year!

and there is another one, I'll know this weekend at shearing who is really ready to go.

April 9, 2012 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

Really great news--happy for you (and Atlas, I was going to say, but...I can't remember; weren't you going to do him in?).

Glad to hear the workshop went well, too. After all the flaming lately, you surely need some positivity on your screen.

April 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Yay! Great news!

April 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Great photo, too! It wasn't there a moment ago when I first read the post. :)

April 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I added it, for OOOMPH! that's one of last year's lambs!

April 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Atlas is still here. Brett and I never had the time to do him in, but Brett is taking him to his farm later this month to sire his future flock of highland sheep/and or be eaten.

April 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Rane said...

LOL... I love it, Atlas, does that me he gets around? hehe cute! And your photo of the lamb from last year is so adorable! How many sheep do you have? Do you eat sheep or do you keep them for their wool? Or for just selling their offspring? I am so envious of you and your wondrous little farm! Got a few more minutes going to go read some more older posts.

April 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Shearing time is so fun. We did our 3 Finn sheep last month. It's a good thing because we have had temps hit the low 90's here already. I have had 4 of my ewes to lamb. All with singles. These are all their fist lambs. I have my one Finn ewe to lamb still in a month or so. I hope it's a ewe lamb. They have had 3 ram lambs and one ewe lamb so far. Keeping the ewe lamb so my flock can grow.

I can't wait to see some new lambs at Coldantler soon! Do you remember how many pounds of wool you got from all your sheep last year?

April 9, 2012 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Alison said...

lol, poor Atlas. Glad he has no idea of the twists his fate has taken. :)

April 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I mailed off 60+ pounds!

April 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that is fantastic news! Here's to a trouble-free birth and healthy lamb(s).
We were blessed with five lambs this year, one of which I had to 'help' out as his monstrous head was stuck. I was so proud of myself!
I love your Scottish Blackface - ours are all mixed but we hope to afford a Suffolk ram one day.

April 9, 2012 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

don't feel bad for Atlas, he lived past leg of lamb stage, had a lot of sex, and now gets to possibly reign over his own flock this fall! He's got it MADE!

April 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

peihome! was it scary?

April 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Congrats & yaaaaay Atlas- you really did it! Can't wait to see new baby pics. Also love shearing pics too... A famous Jenna musical collage mayhap? *smile*

April 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Greentwinsmummy said...

Yay!!! all my ewes here had twins! I joked it was OBVIOUSLY lol my influence hahahah!
Good luck! x x x
GTM x x

April 9, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Fingers crossed! I'm really hoping my ewes are pregnant as well...they haven't started bagging up yet though.

April 9, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

GTM: did you get that thing from Shawn? the print?

April 9, 2012 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

Way to go Atlas...or did Sal finally get the job done?!

April 9, 2012 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's great news! I just had my first ever lamb yesterday, on Easter :)

Single black ram lamb, named Atlas. From my Finn ram Skippyjon and shetland ewe Anna.

I got to watch the whole thing, it was amazing. I hope that I've got 2 more ewes to go, and one doe (angora goat)
Good luck to you with your lambing.

April 9, 2012 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger karental said...


April 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Aw, it is spring. How she has a safe delivery of twins.

I cannot wait!

April 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

So excited for CAF!

April 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM  

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