Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Nursery Pen

So for the first couple of days, the mommas and their lambs are kept in small pens, also called "jugs" or "jug pens".  From there they move into the "nursery" for a couple of days to get used to being mixed with other sheep and lambs while still being closely monitored to make sure everyone's happy and healthy.

Here's the little black lamb from the other day.  She sure passes the test  :-)





14 comments:

The Dancing Donkey said...

Lambs have such a tenuous relationship with gravity:)

Far Side of Fifty said...

I love the way they jump straight up in the air, like they have springs for legs! I think I must have been a Shepherd in a former life...the sounds are soothing to me:)

Jo said...

Oh those lambie's are so precious. I never realized they could hop straight up into the air. I learn so much about these beautiful critters through your blog. The black lamp looks larger than most of the others.

sophy0075 said...

I love it when the sheep investigate your camera.

Are those white spots on Blackie's ears her tags? She hopped so quickly I couldn't tell.

Writing of tags, how does this farm know which lambs belong to which ewes without the spray painted spots or numbers I've seen British shepherds use.

Cheryl West said...

I would have to find a spot to just watch all this bouncing for the day. I love all the conversation going on. The black lamby is so gorgeous. Don't you think you need him/her for your flock?

Pam said...

Tears to my eyes. Happy, healthy lambs.

LannieK said...

:-D

Susan said...

Leaping Lizards!! That little black one is IT!! what does she do with all her lambs?

Fiona said...

The black lamb is adorable but there is a white lamb toward the start of the video that does a dressage half pass of world championship standards! :)

I need orange said...

They are so funny when they start randomly bouncing........... :-)

Thanks for the chuckles.

Patti said...

Makes me smile all day!

Jane B said...

I agree with everyone -- the sounds are great and the jumping is delightful! Little black lambie reminds me of Baaxter Black.

Shirley said...

Makes me want to have sheep! They are so very cute. I wouldn't be able to raise them for meat though, just wool.

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

So cute! I just love the bouncy lambs!

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