Rainy Day Sheep


Nancy K“Alice” is a nine-year-old Shetland ewe who had triplets (for the fourth time!) this year. One of her ewe lambs, “Dutchess” climbs on Alice’s back for attention.

Shetland with triplets

It has rained every day for the past week and Alice’s babies are getting restless ...

restless Shetland babies

If you look closely, you’ll also see that Alice is quite water-logged!

lambs playing

6/11/2010 7:16:47 PM

Hi Nancy.. You mentioned ALice is a nine year old ewe..How long do sheep generally live and how long can they safely reproduce? We have only had goats here at Homeland Farm, and they were still quite young when we bred them. Thanks for the nice pictures of that poor PATIENT ewe! Carmen from Homeland Farm

5/26/2010 3:58:20 PM

Great photos Nancy! Your lambs are so adorable. Thanks for sharing. Ilene

5/20/2010 9:50:44 AM

Hi Nancy, It is wonderful to see you here at Grit! Alice is beautiful with those blue eyes. The babies are all cutie pies. Have a great day. Pam Life on a Southern Farm

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